Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I was browsing through my photo albums today while looking for something to blog about. I opened the folder of blue quilts and sighed. Aren't they lovely? I love all kinds of quilts, but there is something about a blue and white quilt. Very soothing, or something!

I have been saving photos of blue quilts in a folder on my computer. Some are my own and a couple were lifted off blogs. Lyn from Bluebird Quilts made the one in the upper left, and Karen from Log Cabin Quilter made the one in the upper right. Aren't they wonderful? I hope they don't mind me showing them.

Recently I showed a photo of Granddaughter Becky wrapped up in the quilt pictured below. Someone asked if I had a pattern for this, and I don't. I never created one. But here is a photo of the whole quilt before it was quilted, and

below is a shot of a couple of the blocks. I went a little crazy using LOTS of scraps of blue in all shades and lots of backgrounds.

Sew many blue quilts, sew little time. Has that phrase been beaten to death yet? Well, suffice it to say, I think I may have a few more blue quilts in my future.

Tomorrow I head for Atlanta to spend a week with my daughter and also devote some time stalking Karen from Sew Primitive. She knows I am coming and she cannot avoid me! Ha! We will be collaborating on a book called Folkart Children Patchalot. What do you think? (OK, I am kidding, but still...)

I will be mostly off the computer, so don't forget me while I am gone for a week.

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Yvonne said...

I love blue and white quilts too....on my to do list. Have a great vacation! How could we even begin to forget about you, my dear.....never gonna happen. :)

*karendianne. said...

Forget who?

Love your quilt display here!

Libby said...

Don't kid . . . you two should collaborate. I'd be first in line for an autographed copy *s*

Karen said...

The blue & white quilt you made for your grand-daughter is a good one. The use of the med & dark blues seem to make the quilt. I do like blue & white quilts but you already know that.

Michelle said...

Your blue and white quilt is awesome! Have a nice visit with your daughter! We'll be here when you get back. :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Poor Marcie, I'm going to make her look at every single one of my quilts, including the vintage ones ha!

Janet said...

Lucky you, have a great time. What a good idea to put the quilts in folders according to type.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You got my hopes up for your collaborative effort with SPK, don't tease us like that! ;)

Have fun while you're away, we'll eagerly await your return.

Oh, for what it's worth, I don't think there's any quilt more restful than a blue and white one.

Janet said...

Great post Marcie! I love blue and white quilts too. Have fun with Karen! Why not collaborate? I think it would be great! :0)

Karen said...

I agree, blue and white quilts are very calming and soothing to look at! Perhaps because it reminds one of water lapping upon a beach?

Rose Marie said...

Lovely collection and there is something about blue and white that appeals to a lot of folks. I have a UFO top of the upper right pattern but did my colours in shades of blue and yellows/rust. I will have to show it one day.

The quilt you did for your gd is gorgeous .... as usual.

Have fun talking about the book (we are taking you seriously)! :o)

Karen said...

Very lovely quilts. Did you make the Seven Sisters? I have never seen one that was monochromatic. Very striking!