Friday, June 10, 2011

QUILTS in my Daughter's House

Recently, we spent 5 days visiting with my daughter and her family.  Standing in her kitchen and sipping my first cup of green tea one morning, I noticed how nice the pineapple foundation pieced wall hanging looked next to a real pineapple she had on her counter.  That got me to thinking about how I taught her, and one of her friends, how to quilt that pineapple piece some years ago.

Well, one quilty thought led to another, and before long, I was photographing a number of the many quilts she has in her home, made by either herself, me, or another family member.

Following is a brief tour of some of them.  Starting in the downstairs bedroom, which is where we sleep when we visit, are these two wall hangings.  The butterfly one I made many years ago, and the colorful diamond one was made by my daughter for one of her twin step-daughters.

Heather's Quilt - a purple lover

The downstairs 1/2 bath
Monkeys and palm trees decorate the jungle themed downstairs bath.  This pattern was made up by my daughter using many yellow fabrics for the background, and a 3-D leaved palm tree complete with button coconuts.

My daughter's sewing corner
A beach scene quilt designed and sewn by my daughter-in-law hangs in my daughter's sewing area.

Here is the pineapple foundation quilt that started it all.

I designed and made this batik storm at sea variation that hangs in her kitchen.

My middle granddaughter looking through a family scrapbook
The tied puffy quilt on the back of one couch was made by me for one of my daughter's first apartments.

I made this colorful batik quilt using 5" squares obtained in a monthly fabric club.  This one hangs in her living room.

My youngest granddaughter's room has a number of quilts I've made.  This one on the back of the reading chair has photos of various family members.

I made this scrappy one with leftovers from other quilts.

This one, which usually hangs over her headboard (as pictured below) was made using charm squares and a coordinating border fabric with a cute baby print.

The upstairs bath
I love Hawaiian quilts and made this wall hanging years ago.  It is appliqued and quilted entirely by hand.

Amanda's Quilt
These two quilts were made by my daughter for her other teen step-daughter.  The room is also used as a guest room at times.

Amanda's Quilt
It is amazing how quilts add up over the years.  Each has a story of when and why it was made.

I've added a linky tool below in case you would like to share a quilt that you've made.

Happy Quilting ♥


  1. How awesome - I think my daughter's house is probably the same way

  2. Lots of love stitched into those quilts! I also think the pineapple wallhanging looks great with the real pineapple (it makes quilters smile).

  3. Those are beautiful!! I'm in the process of making my granddaughter a quilt. I've only made a handful over the years. Your post has inspired me to more quilting!
    Happy Friday!! :)

  4. What a talented family of quilters! I am in awe of the fabulous quilts and the stories behind them, loved checked each one out:):)

  5. Oops...I meant loved checking each one out:)

  6. Very beautiful talented. Thanks for the tour!

  7. My mom is from Hawaii and does a lot of those Hawaiian pillows. They are so much work but beautiful.

  8. Those quilts are so versatile and colorful! I am loving them. Maybe it is time for me to try my hand at a similar activity?