My entry this fall is a quilt I call "Campfire Memories," a scrappy creation containing bits and pieces of my life and nearly every quilt I've made over the past twenty or so years. Like a well-loved photo album, this quilt contains memories of my son's high school graduation and leaving for college, his wedding, my daughter's college quilt, grandbaby quilts, a group quilt made for a dear co-worker who had lost her home to fire, donation baby quilts, a tiny memorial quilt for a mom of an angel, our marriage quilt, and so many more. It also commemorates a more recent event, our retirement and cross-country move to be closer to our kids and grandbabies, since this quilt was made in the midst of that move! Without further ado:
It's a bit difficult to get accurate photos in our house, the next couple of closer shots provide a better idea of the true colors, and the quilting.
A close-up of the quilting, all stitched on the Janome Horizon using the even-feed foot. Seemed to take forever with all the starts/stops in every corner to change direction, but I do love the four-pointed star-effect as the sashings cross. Each of the 4 inch string blocks was quilted in the ditch along the outer edge of the blocks, then the X patterns were quilted in each of the sashings and corner blocks. The quilting may be a bit more visible in this next photo of the back.
If you're new to my little blog, I hope you'll stop back again after the festival and check out some of my other projects. In the meantime, there's a ton more inspiration to be found in every category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival! Thanks for visiting!