Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Barbie's Quilts

Barb's Happy Kitten Quilt 
Barbie and I have been friends for more years than I want to admit.  Now we are more than friends, we are Qbees.  It all started with yet another garage sale.  We were browsing around sales and came across material and a White Sewing machine.  She bought some material; I bought the machine and then the fun began.  At that time, Barbie had been working on an applique quilt that she created from old coloring book pages - see the quilt above.  To me, this is folk art.  You will never find another quilt like this!  Much of the material is from her old scrap barrel and it is all "hand quilted."  It's so interesting and fun to see all the different "happy" kitties.  You can enlarge the quilt by clicking on the picture.  The black border has little paw prints.  Perfect fit.

Another quilt Barbie  completed is this Baby Log Cabin, so soft and pretty.  It went to Colorado for her new great granddaughter, Willow Harper.  Isn't that a pretty name for a lovely little girl?

Barbie and Willow Harper

Firecracker Quilt

Barbie made this quilt for her friend Cindy.  Cindy loves wolves and bright colors.  Barbie thought the firecracker theme fit her perfectly - and it does.


Bruce's Quilt

Barbie's son Bruce was in the Coast Guard and stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.  Barbie picked out the material and designed this quilt for him . . . Miss Carol of Sweet Peas and Possum helped with the flying geese (come to think of it, she has helped me with flying geese lately too)  Take a look at this sweet Alaska themed quilt.  

30's Quilt

Barbie loves the 30's Depression prints and made this quilt just for fun.  It's a rainbow of color.
These are just a sampling of all the quilts Barbie has completed in the past three years.  She is an inspiration to me to keep sewing and trying new ideas.  Barbie is my best Qbee! 
 “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”            ~ Reba McEntire
. . . and a best friend!  


  1. Oh Gladys! This is such a lovely post. I remember all those quilts you have pictures of, and just think how many more she has done. She knows what she wants and gets it done. I remember having doubts about the Alaskan quilt, but it came our beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    I'll tell Barb hello for you and we wish you were here today too!

  2. Wow! Barbie has made beautiful quilts! I love them all! QBees make life even sweeter...hugs to you both!