I’m back from vacation – I took 140 photos and am sorting through. They basically fall into a few categories. Food, Home, and Blythe Dolls. I took photos of nearly every meal my fabulous sister made for us. I also took photos of a few items in my parents home and around that I really liked, and the obligatory dolly photo shoot. I had to take a new family photo with my new doll, and do some eye surgery on my sister’s dolly.
I will try to space out my entries over a few days to not go through all of my photos at once. These are some I wanted to share right away. They are of two quilts my grandmother made. The first is a very heavy one, probably poly-cotton blend. Full sized. The joins are these really lovely blue stars. See the detail photo. This quilt is hand tied, and in very good condition.
The next quilt is a lot more well-loved. It’s smaller, and the binding is completely shot. I actually have some of the fabric that’s in the quilt – the swirly stuff – in a small sewing container given to me by my great aunt and grandmother when I was around 5 or 6 years old. I’m guessing old shirts, feels like 100% cotton.
I’ve washed all of my quilt fabric and am dreaming up baby quilts that are interesting yet not too much for a beginner. By the way, if anyone has any good ideas about photographing quilts, I’d love to hear them. My grandmother also made me a small lap quilt that I still have, and a larger one for my oldest brother. I’d like to photograph both of these next time I’m home.