Posted By drsao on December 31, 2015
In 2007 I finished 17 quilts. In 2008 I finished 19 quilts. In 2009 I must have been completely crazy – it appears I made 34 quilts in 2009. I find that almost unbelievable – but I was there and I have the photos, so it must be true!!!
Here we go, ta da, the Quilts of 2009
#1 The “LOST ON THE ROAD AGAIN” quilt was another one that was inspired by Bonnie K. Hunter. It was the first of many future quilts that featured strings…yes strings of fabric! This one was a gift to my grandangel, William Robert Blaine Johnson and this quilt lived in Lake Forest, California. That was the last time that I saw the quilt – maybe it got lost on the road between California and Texas. Pictured below is William with his quilt.
#2 The “THIMBLEBERRIES LAKESIDE QUILT 2008″ was one that made while a member of the Thimbleberries Club at Quilter’s Corner in Midlothian, Virginia. Even though I started it in 2008, it was finished in 2009. As a member of the club, we completed one portion of the quilt each month. I gave this to my cousin, Janie Lynn gray to commemorate her 40th wedding anniversary. She is pictured below with me holding the quilt. This quilt is 102″ x 102″ and it was difficult to get a good photo of it!
#3 The”EGG MONEY” quilt was designed by Eleanor Burns. (I included a photo of her with her book!) I like this quilt and it is still in my possession, just waiting for a forever home! This was my first quilt made with 1930’s fabrics.
#4 My “OLD VIRGINIA ROAD II QUILT” represents my third year of making Bonnie K. Hunter’s Quiltville Winter Mystery Quilts. Bonnie named her quilt OLD TOBACCO ROAD and I named mine OLD VIRGINIA ROAD. This is the SECOND one that I made from this mystery pattern. This one was started in 2008 and was gifted to my nephew, Eric Albertson. for his high school graduation gift. The quilt resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
#5 The “NEW YEAR’S EVE 2008 MYSTERY QUILT” was designed by Ann Smith. It was gifted to Karen Murray, a fellow quilter, after she had brain surgery. Catherine Etter provided the heart embellishments – so it was a team effort. This quilt lives in Powhatan, Virginia.
#6 The “RAG QUILT” was a lot of fun to make and I quilted it as I made the squares. So it is the first quilt that I made all on my own. It is made with all flannel fabric and is quite comfy and warm. My Grandangel Cooper fell in love with it – and threw himself upon it and declared it was his! I believe his exact 5-year-old words were, “I LOVE IT, I am going to marry it.” It lives in Midlothian, Virginia! His sister, Grandangel Sarah, has now claimed it as HERS!
#7 The “MEMORIES IN MY CABIN” log cabin quilt was made with blocks that were a part of an online swap. I donated it for cancer patients to use through my Colonial Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild in Williamsburg, Virginia. I included a photo of my “scrappy back.”
#8 The “MODA PIECE AND PLENTY QUILT” was a mystery quilt started in 2008. I was a member of a Moda Club at Quilter’s Corner. Each month we made a different part of the quilt. I learned a lot of techniques while working on this quilt. I still have this quilt and it is waiting for its forever home.
#9 The “MAVERICK ANT STARS QUILT” was fun to make. It is a Bonnie K. Hunter design. I still have this quilt waiting for its forever home. I included a photo of the back of the quilt as well.
#10 The “SPLIT CHICKLET 9-PATCH” quilt is one of my favorites! I gave it to my nephew, Andrew Albertson and he lives in Kansas.
#11 “QUILTERS CORNERS” is a block of the month (BOM) quilt designed by Susan Emory when she owned Quilter’s Corner Quilt Shop. It was a graduation present for my grandangel Chasen Stark (pictured below with me.) This quilt made its home in California.
#12 The “OLD VIRGINIA ROAD” quilt is my Quiltville 2008 Winter Mystery designed by Bonnie K. Hunter (hers was called OLD TOBACCO ROAD and I made two.) This one has a bazillion flying geese around the border and I still have this one (waiting for its forever home.) I love this quilt! I do not THINK that I will ever make another quilt with flying geese borders, but WHO KNOWS. I really like it!
#13 The “MOSAIC TILES” is a Christmas Mystery Quilt designed by Dorothy Young. My Grandangel, Sarah Epps, claimed this one as hers. She is a big fan of my quilts. It is too bad that Sarah’s face was cut off when I downloaded this photo!
#14 The “FABRICOHOLICS ANONYMOUS” Mystery Quilt is exactly the same as Bonnie K. Hunter’s STAR STRUCK. This is a small 45 x 45 quilt that I donated to babies in the ICU. I named it STAR STRUCK.
Scrappy Mystery 2009 (same as Bonnie Hunter’s Star Struck)
#15 The”STRIP TWIST” quilt was a Bonnie Hunter Super Bowl 2009 challenge (and the strip twist is one of Bonnie Hunter’s designs.) I love this little quilt. My grandangel, Cooper, had it on his bed for awhile, but now I have it as an extra throw on my bed. It has been washed millions of times (since my cats seem like LOVE to shed on this!)
Strip Twist – Bonnie Hunter Design
#16 The “BASKETS FULL OF GRANDANGELS” quilt was a Country Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild “If I were a Flower” challenge! Each of the baskets hold flowers representing each of my grandangels. I have this hanging on my wall! The grandangels are from top left to top right…..Harry, Shirley Anne, William, Vincent, and James Johnson … Cooper, Leanna, and Sarah Epps. Then bottom left to bottom right……Blake, Brittany, and Brent Owens….Brennan, Lacy, Chase, Caden, Jannae, and Collin.
If I were A Flower Country Peicemaker’s Quilt Guild Challenge 2009
#17 This “SNUGGLY KITTIES” baby quilt is one that I donated to babies born into the ICU.
Snuggly Kitties 2009
Snuggly Kitties – ICU
#18 This “SISTER FAIRIES” quilt belongs to Grandangel Sarah Epps – I love the fact that these fairies are sisters! The quilt resides with Sarah in Midlothian, Virginia.
Sarah’s Sister Fairies 2009
Sister Fairies 2009
#19 The “STAR FAIRIES” quilt belongs to Grandangel Shirley Anne Johnson (and currently resides in Frisco, Texas) – there is actually a SHIRLEY FAIRY in this quilt.
Star Fairies 2009
Star Fairies 2009
#20 “JOEY’S FOREVER PLAID”quilt is one that I gave Joey Albertson for his high school graduation. It has some of his plaid undershorts in it that I pulled out of his mom’s donation bag! This quilt now lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Label for Joey’s Forever Plaid Quilt
#21 “FRIENDSHIP TIED UP WITH BOWTIES” is a quilt that I gifted to my friend Catherine Etter. It lives with her in Richmond/Powhatan, Virginia
Friendship Tied Up with Bowties 2009
#22 The “MILKY WAY” Cutting Bee (Augusta Cole) Quilt was gifted to my husband, Max Owens and it lives in Midlothian, VA.
Milky Way – Augusta Cole’s Cutting Bee – 2009
#23 The “PEPTO CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO” quilt was made from a Cutting Bee, Augusta Cole pattern and was gifted to Leigh Owens for a wedding gift. This quilt resides in Texas!
Label for Pepto Chattanooga Choo Choo
Pepto Chattanooga Choo Choo June 2009 for Leigh Owens’ wedding
#24 “PINKIE BEARS” is a quilt that I donated to babies born into the ICU
#25 “GIRAFFE AND FRIENDS” is a quilt that I donated to babies born into the ICU.
Giraffe and Friends 2009 ICU Donation
#26 The “SCRAPPY NINE PATCH QUILT” was a quilt that I actually quilted myself and donated to the ICU babies.
Scrappy Nine-Patch ICU Donation
#27 The “BLUE BOY BEARS” was another quilted donated to the ICU babies.
Blue Boy Bears ICU Donation
#28 The “BROWN BAG BLOCK PARTY” quilt was a Country Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild group project with blocks made by Barbara, Sandie, Heidi, Linda and Donna – as well as me! It was a retirement present for my brother, Dan Albertson, and this quilt lives in Austin Texas now.
Brown Bag Block Party Quilt
#29 This ” DOUBLE DELIGHT” is a Bonnie K. Hunter NYE QUILTVILLE MYSTERY. It is one that I kept – I love the 1 1/2″ pieces! I have it hanging on my living room wall.
Double Delight – Bonnie K. Hunter NYE Quiltville Mystery
30# This “FABRIC INTO WORDS” quilt was a CPQG Williamsburg Challenge! I have this wall hanging!
MERRY HEART – CPQG Challenge
CPQG Fabric into Words Challenge
#31 The “CELTIC KNOTWORK” quilt was a Sew Along Mystery hosted by Lynne Crowley. It was gifted to my parents J.B. and Marjorie Albertson; but after their death, my brother, Dan Albertson, claimed it.
Celtic Knotwork – Lynne Crowley Sew Along Mystery
#32 The “SINGING IN THE RAIN” quilt is a Hospitality Guild Challenge to design a quilt to reflect a song – and this is one of my favorite songs! I have this quilt!
Singing in the Rain
#33 The “CHRISTMAS LIGHTS” is another of my Bonnie K. Hunter’s Mystery Quilts. I am such a fan. I have this quilt waiting for a forever home.
Christmas Lights – Bonnie K Hunter design
#34 The “THIMBLEBERRIES 3’s COMPANY” quilt was made with other quilters at Quilter’s Corners in the Thimbleberries Club. It was gifted to my parents, J. B. and Marjorie Albertson but after their death, I brought it back home.
Thimbleberries 3″s Company