My mother was an avid crafts-woman who always had at least one project going in our Craft Room. I watched her casually when I was young, and then obsessively when I was older and she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I wanted to learn everything she had to teach me while I still had her. She experimented with different patterns, styles, and cultural traditions and her wide-ranging ability inspired me to be adventurous as well. I am a history lover and retired (at 35) high school history teacher. I love the history of quilting and feel such kinship with past peoples when I sit down to sew. My mother passed away when I was 25, but I am inspired by her every day. I sew to be with her.
Flying Geese chase each other around the central Windblown Square. I love the colors of this quilt, chosen for my new in-laws shortly after I got married.
For some reason this quilt seems straight out of the Great Depression era. The colors and the pattern seemed perfect for my new grandparents-in-law, as they often talk about the Depression and WWII. Grandpa served in WWII and they are infinitely precious to me.
For some reason these jeweled colors seemed perfect for my husband's aunt and uncle, but after I made it and went to visit their house again, I realized it was not their style at all. Nevertheless, it is quite eye-catching with the black and white set off with the jewel tones, and I'm sure they appreciated the gesture.
Feathering the Nest
The name of this pattern is Feathering the Nest and it seemed appropriate for the birth of my first nephew. Although I might have chosen different colors in looking at photographs of it now, I would not change how touchably soft it is!