Friday, May 21, 2010

Nutcracker Grandmother's Fan

This quilt was made for my niece, Kerina, back in 1995. A lovely child and a lovely young woman. Check out her website: Makeup By Kerina.

The quilt uses the grandmother’s fan block done using Christmas fabric/colors. I pieced the quilt, but had Scottie Brooks do the hand quilting for me. The quilt measures 72 in X 90 in.

As with my first quilt, I failed to take photos, but Kerina sent these to me. It turned out to be an “in-between” size as twin quilts are usually 65 in x 88 in and double bed-size quilts are 80 in X 88 in.

Here you can see the Nutcrackers which give the quilt it’s name.

Here is a view of the back which shows some of Scottie’s beautiful quilting.

25 comments:

Jabulani said...

This is another beautiful quilt. And again, I love the plain white setting off the colours of the patches. Kerina is very fortunate to own so pretty a piece of art.

I do just have one other comment ... HAND quilted??!! Oh dear stars... I grow faint at the very idea of that!

StorytellERdoc said...

Great job, Ramona. We all just made ourselves custom double backed fleeced blankets (tied at the end) and made the sizes irregular, to ensure extra to cover all of our different bodies. I like have an extra foot of material...

Have a great weekend.
jim

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful quilt - 1995 was the year I started quilting and you were already far beyond where I am now in talent and knowledge! blessings, marlene

Chrysalis Angel said...

I love how you did that, Ramona. She took great photos of it. Beautiful.

Val said...

Oh that's interesting, I was wondering how one would achieve curves.

Nice!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very beautiful. Love the nutcracker!

Carol

Kristen said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the fussy cutting and the use of grand mother's fan!

Zonnah said...

I love this pattern.

two hippos said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

Very pretty contrast between the curves and the solid white.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful quilt and looks so precise! Nice work!

Pat said...

Amazing first quilt! The quilting is remarkable too! Thanks for sharing. With that precision in your sewing, I'm sure that your surgery skills are superiour! Thanks for sharing this quilt, it truly is an inspiration.

Michelle said...

Simply lovely!

Allie said...

That's beautiful - love the setting!

Karen said...

Lovely quilt. You have done a wonderful job. thanks for sharing.

kwiltmakr said...

Beautiful. I like the way you set the fans. Your eye just follows it around so you can see all of them.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Miri said...

Charming quilt! Love the setting!

quiltmom said...

I love the rich colors on the light background - it really sets the patchwork part off.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt. Hope you are getting around to visit some of the quilts- It is a great show.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Leslie said...

what a cool pattern

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt! Great job!

QuiltSue said...

Would you like my adress now, so that if your niece ever gets tired of it you could send it straight to me. I absolutely love it.

Randi said...

What an amazing quilt.

Eileen said...

a lovely quilt. fussy cut nutcrackers are beautiful. indeed your niece is a lucky girl to have such a talented aunt

Sharon said...

Stunning quilt...love the fussycut nutcrackers...great job!