Monday, October 13, 2008

Blue Monday

Sally at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday! Please check her blog for a list of all of those participating.








For twenty years, I was a full-time quiltmaker designing and making quilts for publication in magazines and books. This particular BLUE quilt entitled "Bountiful Baskets" was in a book I wrote called "Traditional Two Block Quilts".



It is cold and dreary in Colorado today, a perfect day to snuggle up in a quilt!!




Thanks for stopping by,



Sally

17 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You're famous! What a beautiful blue quilt. You know what we use quilts for down here--wall hangings. It doesn't get very chilly. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

onlymehere said...

I love this pattern. I've never seen it before, probably bz you designed it! I found some of your books on Amazon the other day. I can hardly wait until I'm this good and can make things this beautiful. I've only been quilting a couple of years and find that I do best when someone can physically show me, hands on, how to do something and that's why I take so many classes. Once again, love the quilt!

Southern Lady said...

Sally, what an exquisite quilt! And I see that not only are you a very gifted and talented quilter, but you are also a published writer. Congratulations -- that is quite an accomplishment!

I also enjoyed seeing your photos of the Eiffel Tower, from an engineer's perspective.

I enjoy your blog and appreciate your sweet comments about mine.

Sincerely,

Janie

judicreations said...

That is a beautiful quilt. You have quilted for a long time. Your quilts must all be amazing. That is such a talent.

We are having a beautiful, blue-skied Thanksgiving here. Stay snuggly....

Thank you for sharing Blue Monday. Come by and visit mine also.
Judi

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful quilt! Happy Blue Monday!

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful quilt. Very nice addition to Blue Monday.

A Romantic Porch said...

How neat that you are a quilt designer! That blue quilt is beautiful. xo rachel

Meredith Teagarden said...

Wow, that is a piece of art! Tediously done, and beautifully finished.

Beverly said...

Wow, this quilt is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent with us on Blue Monday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful Blue Monday post.

Shabby Kim said...

What a beautiful quilt. Being from Minnesota myself, I know exactly what you mean when it comes to being cold and how handy those quilts are when we need a little something to keep us warm and toasty during the cold fall and winter months. Happy Blue Monday!!

santamaker said...

Love , love, love....beautiful shades of blue and great pattern. Wow, a quilt maker! So cool! I bet you've been on that quilt show on hgtv ! I don't have the patience, but love the look of a handmade quilt.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally!! Oh, my, what a gorgeous quilt. I didn't know I've been talking with someone so famous as you!! Writing books and all!! and quilting!! I hope you have lots of your pretty quilts for yourself. My Mother quilts, or she used to, but she just quilted simple little blocks and I cherish them.Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Picket said...

OH MY WORD!!! You design quilts??? What a beautiful talent...I admire anyone who makes quilts...the time and effort put into creating something so beautiful is just amazing to me..I am humbled to even say I know you girl..your family should be so proud of you..I know I am!!! Beautiful quilt friend...just beautiful! Have a great week!

Carrie said...

Your blue quilt is such a striking design. Thanks for sharing.

imjacobsmom said...

Wow Sally, I didn't know that you wrote quilting books. I wonder if I have one of yours. Once upon a time I was a wanna be quilter This quilt is a beautiful pattern. I'd snuggle under that in a heartbeat!
~ Robyn

Shelia said...

Hi Sally. If your kids don't appreciate your quilts, tell then you know someone who will!!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)