I think my fascination for sewing was ignited by my Grandmother and by the honorable place her beautiful quilts held in our family. Each Christmas she would gift one of her hand-quilted compositions to one lucky person. They were meticulously made, and thoughtfully reflected the recipients personality. She was a thrifty woman, and would use every scrap. I love the economy of quilt making and while fabric prices have gotten quite expensive (or maybe it's just my love for imported and designer fabrics haha!) I try to employ that frugality while designing my own quilts. I began my first quilt three years ago, and I've (started many and) finished a few now. My Grandmother passed away well before I started quilting, but she passed the bug to me... and I'm carrying on the tradition of gifting a quilt each Christmas. Here are a few I've made and a few still in progress.
Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl Quilt, done my way...
Baby Quilt... for the baby in my belly. See a detail here.
2008 Indigo Christmas Quilt for Mom and Dad