This is such a fun thread! Bags, and knits, and quilts, and dresses, and paintings, and food! Everyone is so talented in different ways, and it's beautiful.Here are some of my favorite quilts. Truthfully though, while I'm making them, they all become my favorite. Even the ones I make with other people's tastes in mind (which is most of them--I've only kept one quilt for myself, so far, though I've got others I'm working on "for me") that aren't necessarily my own, something in the process of creating them makes me really come to love them too.The first two were more or less for the same person. The one on the right (yellow and gray) was made for one of my best friend's wedding, and was the first full-sized quilt I made (it's about 60" x 80", or roughly twin-bed sized). I kind of hate yellow, so it was a stretch for me, but now it's one of my favorite quilts. The quilt on the left was made for her daughter. I was really unsure about how it would turn out, because there is a LOT going on in that quilt pattern-wise, but I think it all ultimately worked. And babies like patterns to look at, right?The quilt on the left I made for my niece. She's my only niece or nephew so far, so she gets all of Aunt SMH's best efforts. I'd wanted to make that quilt for a long time, so I was really excited when I found out she was a girl. Making those flowers took forever, but I loved how it turned out, and so did her parents. The quilt on the right is my Ronquilt, and it's amazing, and I love it. You can see the back and some other pictures of it on the quilting thread if you're so inclined. I really love the idea that quilts can have a sense of humor, and I also love Ron Swanson, so of course this is one of my favorites! Ronquilt lives on my couch.
OMG @smh4748!!!! I'm going to shame-delete mine
smh4748 said:@Tracy_Flick, I quilt them all myself on my domestic machine. It's a nice machine, an old (mechanical) Bernina, but doesn't have exceptionally large throat space or anything. I mostly do free-motion quilting for a few reasons: it means less turning of the quilt and squishing it through the throat of the machine (a process I LOATHE), I find it more interesting and fun to do than straight-line, and people are more impressed by it than they really have cause to be (it looks more difficult to do than it is!) I'm not a quilting perfectionist at all--my motto is "Eh, it'll wash out," meaning, once it's all crinkly and squishy from washing, you'll only really notice the imperfections (of which there are many) if you're looking for them. And who does that? No one I give my quilts to. Someday, I'd love to rent time on a long arm and try that out, but there aren't any around here. I'd also like to get some quilts professionally quilted, but I'm a grad student and quilting is already an expensive hobby, so there's no way I can afford that right now!
I make jewelry out of junk....but apparently can't figure out how to post a picture. I am loving everyone else's lovely things! Thanks for sharing!