Here we are at the second Monday in November already, and another Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally.
My fondness for blue carries throughout many of the quilts I've made. Looking back through my photos, even I am surprised at how blue has prevailed. Here is the wall quilt that started it all. A local quilt shop held classes taught by talented friend. It is hand pieced and quilted.
I've made many variations on this quilt which is machine embroidered and pieced. Some were machine quilted, others by hand, but all done with simple outline quilting. I've also made it in red and white and in black and white.
Closeups of a few of the blocks
One of the blocks and a view of the backing
The next two quilts are both Winnie the Pooh, but different styles of Winnie. This pattern is called Tumbling Blocks and the images are Peek-a-boo Pooh. The mommy who received this was decorating the nursery in Peek-a-boo Pooh items. I bought a sheet and cut it up for sides of the block.
This quilt features Classic Pooh. The characters are from earlier (maybe original?) Winnie the Pooh illustrations. Once again, a crib sheet was used for the block centers as commercial fabric wasn't available in Classic Pooh.
My husband doesn't often react to anything I make, probably because he sees so much over the years. This quilt was going to be a gift for someone else until he took a strong liking to it. The pattern is Split Rail Fence, using five prints in white, light, medium and dark gray, and black in the blocks. The only blue is in the first border, but the blue adds a lot to the quilt.
This small wall quilt was recently and begrudgingly put away until next summer. The sky has been gray all day and we have a layer of snow on everything. There is beauty in each season, but it is much easier to see when the sun is shining.
Happy Blue Monday everyone!