Friday, April 23, 2010

Rob's Quilts

I've just made a list, and I now know how many quilts I have made.  I had recently told one friend "Maybe a hundred?"  But I was far off!  Half that--I've made a total of 53 quilts.  I've written about the wedding quilts for daughters and the crib and bed sized quilts for the grandchildren.  Perhaps now it's time to discuss and those I've made for our son Rob.  Both have the same design.  A block has four squares which have different light colored triangles in their corners.  When the four squares are put together to form a block, the triangles form an on-point square at the block's center.  I first made him a quilt like this in many shades and values of blue and beige/tan/cream.  Then I used the same design for a quilt that was shades of red, with the same contrasting colors.  First is the blue quilt and then two close-ups of it.  I particularly like the border treatment, which alternated strips of various ones of the blue fabrics with "flying geese" placed at random. The next Christmas, I gave him a partner for his blue quilt, the red one.   Here is this red quilt, a close-up of the quilt in process, laid out on my design wall in the old house, and a close-up of one of the blocks. Rob's been remodeling his house for quite a few years now, so it might be a long time before I see these quilts in place on those beds!  I made them for two antique twin beds, beds he inherited from his grandmother, my mother, which will someday be used in a guest room.


  1. I love being able to see those quilts up close again. Am curious if the flying geese pattern is easy or difficult. 50 is a lot! Neat that you have a good record. Congratulations!

  2. Beautiful quilts, Alice. Rob will love displaying all of them some day. Recently,I ran into an acquaintance who had told me about a series of quilt-focused novels she had loved. I had told you and Linda about them then. It occurs to me that you could write your own novels with YOUR quilts as the theme.

  3. Once again, I like the blue and the flying geese best. Maybe you should use them in YOUR guestroom until Rob finishes his house. Love it.