Tag Archives: December

Staycation!

Staycation, 11 x 8.5 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.

Frozen and busted pipes at home were just the nudge I needed to take a staycation. Rather than sit home and worry about pipes, I opted to make lemonade out of lemons so I booked myself into a luxury hotel and decided to do Atlanta like a tourist.

African fabric at FIne Fabrics

I shopped for fabric at a huge fabric warehouse. They have a large African fabric collection.

Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta

I visited the Atlanta Civil Rights Museum. It was a moving and powerful experience that makes you think about your life has purpose.

Room service

And I enjoyed my luxurious accomodations, especially room service.

I was there ! At the Civil Rights Museum

Are you turning lemons into lemonade? How about scraps into a quilt? #ovsjoyousjanuary #giveyourselfflowers

My Quilt “Be You” Finds a New Home

Be You, 36×36 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

I enjoy gifting quilts, especially at Christmas. This year I gifted a quilt to each member of my management team at the DeKalb County Law Department.

My deputy Viviane Ernstes is the new owner of Be You.  I chose this quilt for her because she will be my successor. No matter how much you liked the old boss, I believe it is important for the new boss to put their own imprint on an organization. Although Viviane and I agreed on most things, I hope she will show up every day and just be Viviane.

Viviane has already told me that she loves the quilt, so I know it is gone to a good home. #joyandgratitude #dekalblaw #alifeofsimpleabundance #december

Label for “Be You”

My Quilt “Circles of Deep Reflection” Finds a New Home

Circles of Deep Reflection, 28×42 inch quilted wallhanging by O.V. Brantley, 2017.

I enjoy gifting quilts, especially at Christmas. This year I gifted a quilt to each member of my management team at the DeKalb County Law Department.

My Litigation Deputy Laura Johnson is the new owner of Circles of Deep Reflection. I chose this quilt for her because Laura is always very thoughtful in her legal analysis. She does not guess. She researches.

Laura has already told me that she loves it, so I know it is gone to a good home. #joyandgratitude #dekalblaw #alifeofsimpleabundance #december

Label for “Circles of Deep Reflection

My Quilt “Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3” Finds a New Home

Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3, 55×49 inch quilted wallhanging by O. V. Brantley, 2006.

I enjoy gifting quilts, especially at Christmas. This year I gifted a quilt to each member of my management team at the DeKalb County Law Department.

My office manager Lori Mosley is the new owner of Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3. I chose this quilt for her because it had the word awesome in the title, and Lori is an awesome office manager. She handles everything efficiently with good judgment without being told what to do.

Lori has already told me that she loves it and has a special place to hang it, so I know it is gone to a good home. #joyandgratitude #dekalblaw #alifeofsimpleabundance #december

Label for “Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3”

Cognac

Cognac, 80 x 80 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.

I know Cognac does not look like a Christmas quilt, but it is. In my family,  a long standing tradition requires you to go into your liquor stash and find something you can sip slowly while you wait for Santa.

Back of “Cognac”

On such a glorious occasion, only the good stuff will do. Cheers! #december #joyandgratitude

I Believe in Beautiful Angels Finds a New Home

I Believe in Beautiful Angels, 48×41 inch quilted wallhanging by O.V. Brantley, 2017. SOLD!

I Believe in Beautiful Angels has been sold and shipped to her new owner in New York.

I was sorry to see her go, but I know she is gone to a good home. #december #joyandgratitude

Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower

Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower, 40×48  inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com.

My Give Yourself Flowers series continues with a new addition entitled Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower. This series reminds us that it is important to be good to yourself and not wait for others to do it.

Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower starts with a big red flower panel by Stephanie Brandenburg. African fabrics, batiks and musical notes bring the flower to life. The back of the quilt features a musical motif in red.

Back of Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower

Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower measures 40×48 inches. It is machine pieced and quilted. There is a hanging sleeve on the back so that it. can easily be hung on a curtain rod. A label documents the quilt and I signed it on the front. This quilt is one-of-a-kind. Continue reading Give Yourself a Bold Red Flower

A Good Day to Curl Up With a Book

A Good Day to Curl Up With a Book, 54×72 inch lap quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

We are snowed in in Atlanta! Snow is still coming down.

I had just such a day in mind when I created A Good Day to Curl Up with a Book. 

This quilt is new in my Studio Store. It  is a lap quilt that measures 54×72 inches. It is machine pieced and machine quilted on a long arm. It is based on the “spice drop pattern” by Villa Rosa Designs.

Back of ‘A Good Day to Curl Up with a Book”

The fabric on the back is a book shelf print featuring cats and cat book titles. There is a hanging sleeve on the back , and a label that documents the quilt. I signed it on the front.

All you need now is a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. What are you reading?