|Five Rail Fence 1998|
Back around 1990 I purchased my first quilting books. One was Marti Mitchell's "Quilting for People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt." Sounded like me. Two young children and a busy household didn't give me much quilting time!
I made Five Rail Fence in 1998 for our queen size bed, followed by Blue Nine Patch in 1990 for our son, and Sticks and Stones in 1992 for our daughter.
|Blue Nine Patch 1990|
|Sticks and Stones 1992|
My mother, who was an excellent seamstress, had never made a quilt. She had made many other home decor items like drapes and bedspreads, but never a quilt. So, I talked her into making Irish Chain quilts using Marti's book, and she made two matching twin size quilts.
|Double Irish Chain about 1995 by Eileen|
The colors she chose are so soft and sweet, just like her personality. Creams, peaches and pinks in tiny florals. I think I will have to guess that she made them around 1995. She only made one more quilt. In 1997 we made a four patch lap quilt for her brother when he had to move to a nursing home. She decided that quilting was not really for her and she stuck with knitting, which she much preferred.
|Mother - in a sweater she knitted|
Since I have boatloads of quilts, I think these will go to my sister's home. First, I need to make labels for them!