|This weekend's Love Blankie, the most "neutral" colors I've worked with. Thanks, Mom and Alice!|
Okay, that sounds a bit harsh. I should say, when Betty introduced the flannel Rag Quilt to our Brownie Troop small group, I fell in love and immediately wanted to make one for Andy's Valentine's Day present. In reds, pinks, plums and blues, I pieced dots, checks, wild prints and just everything. To this day, Andy's Love Blankie remains my favorite. Even the blocks on the reverse side are different, another "Never again."
|Andy's Love Blankie, my first and I think, my most joyful.|
|Dr. Susan's Love Blankie, in a rare palette for me, blues.|
|A birthday blankie for Ellen Anne Eddy, from Sue V. and me.|
|A "just because" gift for my astanga yoga teacher, Sean. He took forever picking out the fabrics. When he was killed in a freak car accident at age 32, I asked for the quilt back, as a remembrance. His mom said she gave it to the Goodwill. Sigh.|
|A quilt for Mommy; she says it's the prettiest of all the Blankies. (unsnipped).|
|Cousins Gabe and Joe, up in Taos, N.M., where the warm and cozy quilts will be welcome.|
Four quilts are still missing, photo-wise: Alice's, Tim's, Chris' and Wendy's. But I'm sure you get the idea. If you want a tutorial on how to make these crowd-pleasers, please email or, better yet, comment.