Posted By drsao on August 14, 2016
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 slowed down a little and ONLY made 27 in 2010…..and here is the total for 2011 – 27 plus lots of other projects!
SAO QUILTS MADE IN 2011
#1 GRANDMOTHER’S FLOWER GARDEN (64 x 74). I learned to do English Paper Piecing from Claudette Adams and a revised version later by Sheddy Reese. This was going to be for my mother, but she died before I got it finished….so I have this quilt – quilted by Sara Parrish.
Grandmother’s Flower Garden
#2 NEW YEARS EVE MYSTERY 2010 FABRICAHOLICS – designed by Ann Smith (48 x 48) and quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.
NYE Mystery 2011
#3 PINK MILKY WAY designed by Augusta Cole (Cutting Bee) (68 x 81) and quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT. Grandangel Leanna Epps has this quilt on her bed in Midlothian, VA
PINK MILKY WAY
#4 CHRISTMAS FAIRY was made in a class taught by my friend Catherine Etter. I cannot remember who I gave this too……so this is a mystery Christmas Fairy! She has lots of embellishment including buttons and Austrian crystals.
#5 BRITTANY’S SUMMER JEWELS (65 x 81) was designed by Augusta Cole (Cutting Bee) and was a gift when Grandangel Brittany graduated from high school in Valencia, CA. She had it with her throughout her college years in New York. She graduated from Cornell in 2016. Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT did the quilting.
Brittany’s Summer Jewels
#6 SS KALIEDOSCOPE (50 x 47) was quilted by Karen Murray and was gifted as a donated to Japan after the tsunami in 2011.
#7 Scrappy Log Cabin (50 1/2 x 64 1/2) was quilted by Karen Murray and donated to Japan after the tsunami.
Scrappy Log Cabin
#8 PASTEL HEARTSTRINGS (35 x 45) quilted by Karen Murray and donated to the ICU in Williamsburg, VA
#9 Connect the Dots (65 1/2 x 84) was designed by Judy Laquidara and quilted by Sara Parrish. It does not have a forever home yet.
Connect the Dots
#10 ROLL ROLL COTTON BOLL was a Bonnie K Hunter Quiltville Mystery (84 x 100). It was quilted by Sarah Parrish and gifted to Vincent Johnson who LOVES my quilts and doesn’t want to sleep with any other kind of blanket or comforter – only quilts!
Roll Roll Cotton Boll
#11 HAPPY SPOOLS (47 1/2 x 59) designed by Eleanor Burns and quilted by Karen Murray. It does not have a forever home yet.
#12 TWICE AS NICE (47 x 60) designed by eleanor Burns and quilted by Karen Murray. It does not have a forever home yet.
Twice as Nice
#13 Pinwheels and Posies – a mystery quilt from Powhatan Quilters (56 1/2 z 62 1/2) and was quilted by Karen Murray. This was donated to the Swift Creek Elementary PTA for auction.
Pinwheels and Posies
#14 STRIPPY #3 was Designed by Eleanor Burns and quilted by Karen Murray (42 x 51 1/2) It does not have a forever home yet.
#15 CADEN’S GREEN BAY PACKERS QUILT – made from the Summer Jewels pattern given to us by Augusta Cole at her Cutting Bee (67 x 83.5″). This was for Grandangel Caden Stark’s high school graduation – and this was his favorite football team. Quilted by Karen Murray!
Caden’s Green Bay Packer’s Quilt
Quilts #16 through 22 were made for the ALZHEIMER’S ART INITIATIVE as donation for Alzheimer’s research – through the Colonial Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild.
#16 PURRFECT PEACE
I loved this one so much that my brother, Dan Albertson, and his wife Glenda Albertson, bid on this quilt and gave it back to me as a gift.
#17 CELEBRATE MEMORIES
#18 THE BEST NEST
THE BEST NEST
#19 ENJOY YOURSELF
#20 PURRFECT GARDEN
#21 REACH FOR THE STARS
Reach for the Stars
# 22 AUTUMN DELIGHT
#23 MARJORIE’S PUMPKIN PATCH was a two-color crayon challenge at the Colonial Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild, in Williamsburg, VA. I blindly picked orange and white (and was not overly thrilled because orange was my least favorite color – however, it WAS my mother, Marjorie Albertson’s favorite color) so I made the quilt in honor of her.
Marjorie’s Pumpkin Patch
#24 CHRISTMAS MYSTERY 2010 “Hugs and Kisses” (49 x 49) was designed by Dorothy Young and quilted by Sara Parrish.
HUGS AND KISSES
#25 HIDDEN PINWHEELS is another pattern from Augusta Cole’s Cutting Bee and was quilted by Sara Parrish. This was a high school graduation present for Grandangel Collin Stark and this quilt lives in California!
Collin and Grandma Shirley
#26 SAO’S ROAD TO BROWNWOOD, TEXAS was designed by Judy Laquidara (81.5 x 91.5″) and quilted by Sara Parrish. This was a gift to Barbara Zimmerman and this quilt lives in Georgia!
SAO’S ROAD TO BROWNWOOD, TEXAS
#27 JB TAKES A WIFE is a pattern designed by Bonnie K Hunter called Jared Takes a wife – she made this for her pastor when he married. It is 72.5 x 83 and was quilted by Sara Parrish. I gave this to my brother, Jim Albertson, after he had bypass surgery. Jim and my daddy were both named JAMES BLAINE ALBERTSON (J.B.) and pictured here is my brother Jim with Daddy and me. This is the one memory quilt that my daddy got to see.
JB Takes a Wife
I was VERY BUSY in 2011 and so I decided to mention just a few other projects that I completed. So here goes.
First I made a red knitted afghan
Red knitted afghan shown here with Grandangel Shirley Anne Johnson
a beige and white knitted afghan
Grandangel Brittany Owens’s College Graduation afghan
a regency and white knitted afghan
Grandangel Brent Owens’s high school graduation afghan
Christmas King Pillowcases and Orca Bay Pillowcases (not pictured)
Christmas King Pillowcases
Cell phone cover for sao and Tablet cover and Leanna (not pictured)
SAO’s cell phone cover
Tablet cover for Christi
Christi’s Tablet cover
Six Fall Placemats
six Fall Placemats
T SHIRT RUG (donated to CPQG Small Gift auction.)
Clove Apples (not pictured)
and a Black and White Pleated Skirt for Grandangel Leanna
Leanna’s Black and White pleated skirt