The pencil shavings got me thinking of quilts, so I'm going to repost photos of them. You can tell I started making them a long time ago,lol, by the old photos. I quilted for over 20 years, and now it's been a long time since my hands worked for hand quilting. I'm guessing I could still put together tops, but how many tops does one old lady need???
This is a Snails Trail, or Galaxy, Or Indiana Puzzle, or any number of other names for it! I put over 1,300 pieces in this one. Queen size scrap. Outline quilted.
This is an Appliqued String Star lap quilt I made for a sister. Strings are all the small pieces you save from piecing quilts; I sewed a lot together, then cut the diamond shapes out and appliqued them to squares of muslin. That's my baby boy YEARS ago :D Notice the King sized Monkey Wrench quilt in the background. It was made to block drafts from the rest of the house and hung from a long pole over 2 doorways.
This is the center medallion of a Grandmothers Fan and Jacobs Ladder quilt I made for Twin a long time ago. I got yards of the soft blue chambrey from my friends mother. The rest of the quilt was finished with another row of fans and ladders but I can't remember how I finished the border or binding. It was queen size.
This is a beautiful one, you can tell I love the fan pattern! Queen size and quilted with a tulip in each block above the fan. There's an extra row on this quilt to make it fit. Wish I hadn't done that, but that was a long time ago, and I eventually began making all of them a square queen size. That is the only photo and it got wet. A Chain Link Medallion.
A Nine-Patch Square with the wreath quilted in each blue floral square. This one is king sized.
A Double Irish Chain made with a rotary cutter. Feathered wreath quilting. Queen sized.
Maple Leaf quilt, queen sized, outline quilted. A puffy batting that was difficult to quilt.
On the bottom is an un-quilted Double Irish Chain, and on top is an unfinished Streak of Lightning baby quilt.
This is an un-quilted Basket of Chips.
A hand pieced and hand quilted Double Wedding Ring, full sized. All my quilts are hand-quilted. I kept this one for myself.
An un-quilted Log Cabin top, king sized. I eventually outline quilted it. I LOVE the Log Cabin pattern, putting together those lights and darks.
A Log Cabin quilt outline quilted, full sized.
A Grandmothers Fan medallion. Queen sized, I quilted it with lots of feathered quilting and kept it for my own bed.
An Appliqued Butterfly quilt for my granddaughter. My daughter in law helped.
A small Monkey Wrench pattern I got from a magazine, it was called Quails Nest.
A rotary cut Lone Star quilt. I made several of these. Quilted with Feathered Wreaths. Queen sized.
This is a Split Rail baby quilt, outline quilted.
A Jewel Box lap quilt lots of feathered quilting.
A Triangle Puff quilt for my granddaughter. Each triangle is made separate then hand sewn together. I can't remember how I added that border! It's tied with colored floss.
A stack of Skip To My Lou blocks, and a stack of Basket of Chips before I put it together. I never got the Skip to my Lou top finished.
And that's about it, I never got to photograph all my quilts. How sad I didn't know any better back then.