Thursday, October 7, 2010

No D Day! It's all about quilts baby!



George over at Ninjabetic had a great idea - a No D Day! where we all blog and Facebook and Tweet about our other lives, where no D is mentioned or even hinted about. I hope you all participate today as I want to know more about each of you. So, here goes, a whole blog post with nary a D in sight. Enjoy.

It's all about the quilts baby!

I am a quilter. I love quilts of all kinds. I love to sew and I love to create. I don't have nearly enough time to quilt these days and I truly miss it.

You have a new baby? I am right there with a new quilt for the cutie.
You getting married? Voila! A quilt for your bed.
You need to feel loved? A quilt is on its way.

I love the whole process - choosing the fabrics, planning the pattern, sewing the pieces together into blocks, sitting at my machine in the dining room, hand quilting it night after blessed night. It's very cathartic for me.

Here is some of my work over the years:


A quilt for my 2nd born child...

A wall hanging quilt I created that hangs in our upstairs landing.
Three angel-girls on the beach, sporting their wings. 
It reminds me of my three girls at the beach. Oh and it makes me laugh every time I see it.


Can you tell our favorite place to hang is at the beach? The saying reads: 'I'm at my best on the beach in the sun' and it contains photos of my first two girls hanging out and playing there. 
I created it before the 3rd one came along and threw me for a loop :0)



Grace's baby quilt. She still sleeps under it.

My most ambitious quilt yet. It entitled '100 Houses' and that's exactly what it is - 100 houses, composed of varying fabrics. It took me over a year from start to finish to complete it. 
It hangs over our bed in our bedroom.


Here is a detailed view of four of the houses. Can you tell I love color in my quilts?


There you go readers, a glimpse into my non-D life. 



24 comments:

Lucy said...

Love your quilts! Especially the one at the beach :)

Heather said...

I love the quilts!

Reyna said...

WOW. I laughed at the angels on the beach in their suits...COOl. I am also a huge fan of color and therefore, ADORE the house quilt. Penny, thank you...I enjoyed seeing this part of you.

Where does the love of the beach come from? Do you live close to one? Or did you grow up by one as a child? A vacation spot? Do tell...inquiring minds want to know.

thisiscaleb said...

Beautiful! I love to quilt too. I just don't ever seem to have the time. Your 100 houses is gorgeous!

Laura said...

I LOVE quilts. I don't quilt but I love them. Your are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

Nicole said...

Love the angels on the beach!! and they are all so beautiful, you have an amazing talent!!

100 houses are amazing and beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing :)

sfincham said...

I love quilts too!!! Yours are extreamly nice! Thanks for sharing!

George said...

Wow, Those are beautiful! I need a Ninja quilt that would rock.

Denise said...

Beautiful work!

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

Wow, so talented! Do you quilt with others or is it something you do alone?

I can sew curtains, lol!

shannon said...

Those are some beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing! :)

sysy said...

You're really talented! These will live on and on :D

Meri said...

Girl! You have talent! I used to quilt, but then I had four boys...so I don't anymore. But someday- SOMEDAY I'll be back baby!!

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

So very cool! I love the houses quilt.

My aunt made me & my DH one for a wedding gift, it was hands down the best thing we received.

k2 said...

Penny-
You are not only awesome, but your an incredibly talented quilter - I'm totally blown away by your art!!
Seriously, your quilts should be exhibited - they're AMAZING.
Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

You are creative and talented! Your quilts are wonderful. :)

Wendy said...

OMGsh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A big blue circle quilt for a give away (with me as the winner) would totally ROCK!

I LOVE QUILTS TOO....but don't have a crafty hair on my head....so I'll have to keep coming back here to adore your pics :)

Pam said...

Penny, you're so talented! Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Joanne said...

Wow... very nice! You have some mad skills. I wish I had an ounce of your talent.

Joanne said...

Wow... very nice! You have some mad skills. I wish I had an ounce of your talent.

connie said...

Very nice, I wish I could quilt...it's one of the things I want to learn someday.

Caroline said...

Hi Penny! I found your post through the No D-Day blogroll.....and wow, your quilts are great! I am in AWE of the 100 Houses one! I used to sew a lot-- but all clothing. Quilting, and its precision and intricacy, kinda intimidated me. :) So.....awesome!

muffinmoon said...

WOW, Penny. They are all beautiful. You are one very talented D-Mama.

Karen said...

Wow, those are gorgeous!! I'm so glad you shared them with us!