I took this quilt over to mom and dad's Saturday to photograph. It is one I made in July of 1995 for my grandfather. He was dying of cancer and would be gone in November. I re-purposed some old quilt blocks in a pinwheel style.
The heart was appliqued to cover some fraying edges. I can see that these blocks weren't perfectly hand stitched and had lumps. Some of the fabrics used look very modern.
I hand quilted outlining the inside of blades.
I used to make embroidered or pigma pen labels, sometimes with a little fabric paint.
And a badly done machine binding. I was in a rush to get this done. I gave it to grandfather when I went up to visit him that August.
I like photographing on dad's new patio. It provides a nice backdrop and I can even stand on the deck and take a picture looking down. I gave the quilt to my dad to use when he naps in the living room. I made a square pillow case with handles to carry it. Grandmother used to keep it in the car to use when they would go to the park to hear music.
I have a ton of that orange fabric still left. I have used it for many different projects. Im not sure why I bought so much at the time. I know it was a nice quilt shop cotton.
Four generations of Yarnells, baby me on great grandmothers lap,
my dad on the left and my grandfather on the right.