Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt -- Hobby


I joined the Photo Hunters so that I will force myself to learn more about my digital camera. The members of this group post every Saturday, according to a theme chosen by the founder of the group. You can join here. Today's theme is Hobby. So I am posting a quilt I made, probably one of the most satisfying quilts I have ever made. It's illustrating a technique of making a totally reversible quilt, invented by Sharon Pederson, a quilt teacher on Vancouver Island, who wrote a book about this technique and also taught me how to do it in a class. The quilt, with red binding, is black and white on one side and red and black on the other. Please click on the photos so you can see the details of the fabric.


Front or Back, depending on your mood

Back or Front, who can say?

And for fun, one of the many baby quilts I have made, before it left for New York last Fall, for little Kiefer, son of my daughter's friend.

46 comments:

Jose said...

Wow, I have been looking for someone to do a quilt out of my old Harley Davidson t-shirts, but haven't found anybody here. Maybe I'll just have to learn myself. Your quilts look pretty cool.

Prudence said...

Seems everybody's quilting these days :-) Great hobby!

Angelo said...

Those are beautiful quilts, they look so soft and cozy too! Great job!

Welcome to the Photohunt, I hope you will enjoy learning to use your digital camera :) See you next week and Happy Hunting!

amy said...

Love these! I need to learn!

eph2810 said...

They are absolutely beautiful. Very cool hobby to have. Wish I would be more crafty :)...Thank you for sharing and welcome to the photo hunt bunch.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Danella said...

You made those? Wow! How impressive and what a great hobby.

MIne is up too.

A. said...

Magnificent! I really wish I could do that sort of thing.

Welcome to Photo Hunt!

Gattina said...

Your quilts are beautiful ! You must have a lot of patience !
I just read in your sidebar "... wasting too much time reading blogs" I don't agree, lol ! As we are both retired, we don't waste time anymore ! We have time to do what we want ! I love reading blogs because it's new to me and I have read so many books in my life, that now blogs are much more interesting ! I learn how other people live, I learn about other countries, I even know now when seats in a movie theatre on the Philippines have to be replaced ! That's not a waste of time ! It makes you travel through the whole world. Isn't that wonderful ?

superkimbo said...

I love the reversible idea! How practical :)

Lee said...

Wow! They are great, jmb! Brilliant...I just wouldn't have the patience. I admire anyone who can do such beautiful work as these. :)

jmb said...

Thanks Lee,
The reversible was an incredible amount of work but very satisfying, however the baby quilts I can knock off in a couple of days. I have those down to a system. I have made probably about 16 - 20 of them. I only have to have a very tenuous connection with a pregnant mother for them to get a quilt from me. I even made one for my Italian teacher once
Regards
jmb

jenn in holland said...

Very beautiful. I am envious of your talent and skill. You obviously have a real eye for it!

kailani said...

I love to sew but I've never made a quilt before. I think I'd like to try it. Was it difficult to do?

AMAZING GRACIE said...

I have my great-grandmother's quilt that was made sometime in the late 1890's. Tells you that I'm no spring chicken! It's nice to see this tradition continue.

pat said...

Oh beautiful quilts!

Welcome to the Photo Hunt and digital photography. :-)

Smalltown RN said...

those are lovely...well done....I am jealous...I don't think I can do that one. great choice for the hunt...

happy hunting....my photo is up

ipanema said...

these are beautiful, jmb. i envy ladies who can do all these things. i like to do it but i simply dont have skills. i can garden, cook, decorate, that's all.

Dragonheart said...

Those are beautiful quilts! You are very talented. :) I love how the first quilt is reversible. :) What a great hobby to have!

Welcome to the Photo Hunt. :)

Jamie said...

This is a hobby I've always wanted to take up. Yours are wonderful.

srp said...

My mother took a course in quilting by machine and finally learned how to sew a straight line. She made a lot of placemats, quilted ones. They are lovely. Now my grandmother did all her quilting by hand. The pattern she did that was my favorite was the "Cathedral Windows" one. We are so fortunate to have quilts she made before she passed away.

I really, really like this black, white and red one. How interesting and really modern looking! Thanks for stopping by.

Sara said...

Oh those are beautiful!! I want to learn to do that so much!!!! I want to make one for my bed :)

A.J.Reams said...

I have always wanted to learn to quilt. You've done a beautiful job with these.

Caylynn said...

Beautiful quilts! :) The double-sided one is just lovely. :)

Welcome to the Photo Hunt. :)

Lisa Renee said...

Welcome to Photo Hunt! I can see why you shared the photos of your quilting, it looks like quite an accomplishment and one you should be very proud of.

:-)

jmb said...

Hi ipanema,
Well you have your own skills, I see. I think blogging is your major hobby right now.
jmb

Linda said...

Those are some very nice quilts you have there. I made once - a very, very long time ago but it was nowhere near as nice as these are!

Quilt Nut said...

love the quilt!

the night owl said...

Hi JMB,...Your quilts are amazing!!!
Welcome to Saturday Photo Hunt..Enjoy your new camera. I do not make the clothes for my dolls.Have a good weekend. Baba

jenny said...

Very nice quilts! I love the reversible one.

Vader's Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL quilts and a wonderful hobby!

Welcome to The Hunt!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

What nice work! A great, productive hobby :)
Happy Weekend!

Angelika said...

Awesome quilts! I attempted it once. Like 15 years ago. Much too complicated for me, LOL.

meeyauw said...

Those are just beautiful. You have made heirlooms.

PowersTwinB said...

What incredible artwork! Youre very talented! I love the baby quilt! Thanks for visiting my photo today

james higham said...

Absolutely magnificent. You did these?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, so that's what Sat photo hunt is about! I've seen it on other sites but didn't quite know what you had to do. That is a lovely quilt. You are clever! I can't sew to save my life! Linked to you in a post today, btw.

jmb said...

Hi James

One of my many time wasters is quilting. Anything to get out of house cleaning!
Regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi WCLC,

Well you may not be able to sew but you can cook up a storm and we enjoy the virtual meals as well of the Sicilian tales.

Regards
jmb

Liz said...

We have a quilters' group that meets at our church building. They are very active and produce wome fabulous quilts. I am full of awe, being someone to whom sewing on a button is a chore.

jmb said...

Hi Liz,
I'm just a dabbler really. I have made a lot of different ones over the years but now tend to do baby quilts only. Really quick to make then on to something else.
Regards
jmb

sally in norfolk said...

love those quilts...i have made a few Quillows and know how much work goes into them.
Now i seem to spend more time blogging and reading blogs if only there were more hours in the day

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful creation! I think quilts are very special because of the effort and patience required to make one.

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh what beautiful quilts! How wonderful to be able to create such a timeless piece.

Ellee said...

I used to do this for a hobby too, I used to buy Laura Ashley fabric cut in square specially. One year, my office was on strike and I made patchwork table cloths to give away as Xmas presents. I have made a bedspread too. Yours look splendid, you must be very proud of them.

jmb said...

Hi Ellee,
I'm envious of you using Laura Ashley fabric and I'm sure your friends appreciated the gifts. They probably did not appreciate, however, the work that went into it.
Regards
jmb

Marcia said...

The reversible one is cool. I would have no patience for it, although I once bought a printed stocking material that looked like it had been pieced and put batting behind it and starting hand sewing along the lines as if I had quilted it, it was so relaxing - I had not gotten a lot done and someone broke in the car and stole it with my 1/3 completed knit afghan.