by Elaine DeFoor
Amanda's finished quilt
One of my beautiful granddaughters is part Japanese and proud of her heritage. When she graduated from college I made this Kaleidoscope pattern quilt for her. I had loved the oriental fabric for some time and found this blue one with the beautiful birds on sale (a quilter’s favorite words).
At the time I had never made a bed size quilt and this one is a queen-size. I had only made table runners, etc. I have 16 grandchildren, quilts are in mind for all of them and I have made several since then.
This quilt, as are most of mine, is pieced on a little Singer featherweight because I love the perfect seams it creates. Most of my quilting is done on my Viking Husqvarna sewing machine which I had long before I learned to quilt. I have a friend in another state who has a long-arm quilter and she has allowed me to use it for a couple of my quilts.
I love quilting – the creativity of it and I love looking at others’ creations. The camaraderie among quilters is the best.