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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Angel Quilt

I realized the other day, that I have not posted my Angel quilt or my Snowbound quilt that I showed in my Christmas collection of quilts. So today, it's the angels :). I started this quilt in 1997 when my youngest child left for college and I had lots of empty hours to fill. I convinced my partner in crime (aka Kim Brackett) that she needed to do one also. So we began to find patterns, draft our own and pull fabric from our stashes. This is the largest angel block and really is a focal point for the whole quilt. I used 1/4" quilters tape to quilt the lines. The whole quilt is hand quilted.
Here is the whole quilt draped over the couch (except for the top which I cut off).
The most fun thing about doing a quilt like this is personalizing the blocks. Notice below is a heart angel and a kitty angel (of course). Remember you saw the kitty angel here.
This block represents me and my sister. Remember you saw these angels here.
These are the joy angels. Doing a Christmas banner of these angels is on my to-do list, maybe this year!
These flying angels Kim and I affectionately named the "Secretary Angels" as they were wearing dresses. We would hand applique these blocks during our lunch hour at the big conference table. The attorneys were quite amused (and I'm sure impressed) by our many talents LOL!
I love the variety of angels and the little filler blocks of friendship stars and flying geese.
Thanks for joining me on a trip down memory lane. I love these old quilts! Neither Kim nor I will ever forget the journey we had making our angel quilts.
Until next time, make something beautiful.
-Karen

14 comments:

Patty Nordahl said...

Karen
I love it. Did you put together a pattern or did you design as you went? You are very talented lady each quilt you show becomes my favorite.

Darlene said...

Adorable, Karen. Thank you for sharing your trip down memory lane.

Carla said...

I think I hear harps playing!! Thanks for sharing your hand quilted quilt........I am impressed... Isn't it fun to do a project with a friend?!

QuiltSue said...

I love the way you personalised the angels.

AMKreations said...

Sew beautiful! You did a wonderful job - thanks for sharing with us!

Vivian said...

This quilt is lovely with all of the unique angels, and the memory of making it with Kim certainly does add to its charm.
I enjoy the stories of your early quilts.

em's scrapbag said...

Your angel quilt is great. I love the varity of blocks and it's wonderful scrappiness.

Busy As Can Be said...

I love it! You did such a great job ...you should be so proud of yourself! Your blog is so fun glad i stppoed by!

*karendianne. said...

awww, what a wonderful quilt. I love everything and how the secretary angels are there (that's true) and you and your sister (that's neat) and oh but I especially smiles with the little friendship stars. The quilting is fantastic. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely work of art. Kinda lets a girl know how nice a holiday quilt can be.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, my gosh! I think Angela named the secretary angels. And do you remember how freaked out Darcy was over the faceless angels? Ha! That was sooooo much fun!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely sweet and cozy.

Belinda said...

WOW Karen....I am just 'ga-ga' over this quilt...your design and the colors are perfection girl!!!
Heck yee-ow...I just love all your work!!!

phillysblarney said...

Your quilts are fabulous!!! Would Love to own the book!!!!

Karen said...

I did a Google image search for angel quilts and your drawing for a angel quilt block layout came up. Your quilt is wonderful, wonderful! I would like to do something similar.