Thursday, January 8, 2009

More Quilts From Nancy!

I was able to get my friend Nancy to send more pictures of some of her scrap quilts and I just had to share them with you.  I think they're so wonderful and inspirational!  I'm going to go through them in no particular order whatsoever, since Blogger is giving me fits loading photos.  :)

First up is Cody's Quilt!  Here's the front:

... and here's the back!  

That's so FUN!  Cody is one of Nancy's grandsons.  What a lucky guy!

Nancy made this quilt for his sister Sara:

That's probably the least "scrappy looking" quilt I've seen of Nancy's!  :)

Here's one she initially called "NY Taxi Cabs":

Here's a close-up:

The quilt got to be known as "The Finger Quilt".  Nancy explained that her granddaughter Mikayla was forever hurting one of her fingers when she was younger ~ a break several times and once caught in a car door!  :(  She always sent the quilt home with Mikayla on those occasions to make her feel better!  I'll bet it did - what a great story!!!

This is the Winter Solstice Quilt, a quilt Nancy made for a granddaughter:

She told me, "it is very bright, as she was going to college about 500 miles away and I wanted it to make her happy when she looked at it."  Something tells me it's been very effective!

This is a Rail Fence Quilt:

Nancy made it for her local Sheriff's Department.  The following is another of the 13 quilts she made and donated to the Sheriff's Department - they keep them in the police cars to give to children in crisis they encounter on their calls.

She calls it a "Mile A Minute" quilt.

Next up is one Nancy calls "Chicken Scratch".  

An on-line quilt group we were both in exchanged little 3" 9-patch blocks, and this is how she set hers!  

Oh... I know what you may be thinking.  But YES, I actually DID finish mine!  :)  If you scroll down a few pictures in the post at this link, you can see it thrown over a chair.  

Moving right along, here is a lovely, bright star quilt Nancy made for her great grandson!

Here's a better look:

Remember the quilt I showed you that she made with the red stars?  (Seventh shot down at this link.)  It's the same pattern!  Isn't it amazing what the different color placement can do!?

Nancy, you're a remarkable woman!  Your quilts are spreading warmth and love to so many people - and you're touching so many lives with your generosity!  (She's only kept two of the many quilts she has made for herself!)  Thank you for all you do!  And thanks for letting me share some of your beautiful works!

Thanks for reading!


  1. That taxi cab quilt is awesome! Well, they are all great, but that is my favourite.

  2. I am totally blown away by these wonderful quilts. Amazing!

    I love the work and the colours.

    Especially the Winter Solstice one, it reminds me of the sweeties we have here in the UK, called "Smarties" !

    Nancy is certainly a wonderful quilter. And kind too!

    Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures with us.

    Jeannie x

  3. Wow, Wow, Wow! What a great show! I'm keeping you as NEW so I can get back soon.

  4. Hey, me again - I've already kept you as NEW from the previous time! You have a great bunch of scrap quilts on your blog. LOVE them all.


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