Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Johnson's est. 1998

Sorry, just ignore me if you don't care about quilting, but I've got a few more comin'!




This was a really fun one to make too. It's another pattern from Sandy Bonsib's Folk Art Quilts book. The block name is "Courthouse steps."

I've got it hanging up high in my entry way. Hanging it took a lot of effort on my dad and Ryan's part. First, I made a sleeve going across the top of the back. Then we put a dowel into it to keep it hanging straight. I threaded some ribbon through both sides and middle of the top-edge binding and later tied those onto the hooks. Meanwhile, my dad or Ryan (I can't remember which one - it was a group effort) got one of those huge ladders and hung the hooks, the quilt, and some bows that I had tied. Me, my mom, my dad and Ryan were all in there, working together, giving our opinions on how high, which wall, figuring out all the logistics of it all, etc. It was quite the project.

5 comments:

Keri said...

You know I love all your quilts and think they're all amazing. I don't think I've ever seen the "ugly" quilt in person. It's definitely not ugly though...nothing you do could be ugly! They're all so dang cute!

Janet Fonoimoana said...

Amber,

Your quilts are amazing! I'm so glad someone in the family is keeping up with this tradition. Thanks for sharing.

Janet

Dottie said...

Love them all, but this might be my favorite so far! And BTW the "ugly quilt" isn't so ugly :) Love to see what you've made!

b davis said...

I have always admired this quilt. Especially the detail of the buttons for the smoke coming out of the chimney. I don't think you can see it in the picture, but I remember it from visiting your house. So cute! I also LOVE the way you displayed this quilt.

The Clubb Bunch said...

This is one of my favorites and the first quilt of yours I saw. I love the pattern, your lettering and the 'button' smoke from the chimney!!