Tag Archive | O.V. Brantley
Today is Mother’s Day, but so much has happened in our life, we are celebrating Mother’s Spring. When India pledged Delta Sigma Theta, it was a very special time for us. Mother and daughter became sisters. Life felt pretty full. When I attended India’s graduation from the University of Pittsburgh Paramedic Program, that was pretty […]
The top inner border of Choose to Bloom was a lot easier than the two side borders because the house block in the center takes up a lot of space. This is the top inner border of Choose to Bloom.
Some people say the border makes the quilt. I am inclined to agree as I struggle to finish Choose to Bloom. Last month I shared the left inner border of Choose to Bloom. Here is the right inner border.
Life has a lot of twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs, but every now and then, you hit a sweet moment. This weekend I participated in the initiation of my daughter India into our sorority Delta Sigma Theta. It was a sweet moment. Our initiation ceremonies are secret. India had no idea about […]
Although I enjoy hand quilting some of my quilts, I send my large quilts to a long arm quilter for quilting. I allow her to use her creativity as she sees fit, so I give very few instructions. She chooses the pattern and the thread. Consequently, when I pick up my quilt it is a […]
February is my dream month. It is the perfect time to reflect on ancient and recent history, to meditate and make peace and to plan a glorious future. I like the fact that it is a short month because dreams must be followed by action — the sooner the better. I made Dream Like Crazy […]
My quilt Choose to Bloom has been quite a journey. I hope you enjoyed seeing the 13 blocks that I previously posted. Now I am working on the inner borders. There are four of them, and each one is 48 inches long! Here is the left inner border of Choose to Bloom. Yes, there is an […]
There is nothing better than a lazy Saturday. If it is cold, overcast and looking like snow is on the way, a cup of Hot Chocolate can be the icing on a perfect day. Today was such a day.
I attended the opening reception of an art exhibit that features Atlanta Quilter Marquetta Bell Johnson and some of the Gees Bend Quilts. The exhibit is at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta. Shown here is one of Marquetta’s quilts called Desert Garden. I hope you will check out the exhibit to see […]
They say if you don’t know where you came from, you can’t know where you are going. If that is true, then it explains why A Piece of My Soul – Quilts by Black Arkansans by Cuesta Benberry touched me in a deeply personal way. I grew up in Arkansas, and my grandmother Clara Ford created […]