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“Winter Blues” Finds a New Home

Winter Blues, 37 x 44 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. SOLD!

My quilt Winter Blues has been sold and shipped to her new owner in New Jersey,.

I don’t make a lot of blue quilts, so Winter Blues was always special to me. I loved this quilt, but I know she is gone to a good home.


A Legacy to Love

A Legacy to Love, 66×82 inch red and white quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2015.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

So many things to love — my history, my family, my friends, my mentees, my quilts, my sorority, my quilt collectors, my life,  ME!


Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning, 72×82 inch Japanese taupe quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2016.

A time for quiet reflection.

Most people make the Blooming Nine Patch pattern in bright flowery colors. I chose to do mine in taupe, and Sunday Morning was born. I think of it as my meditation quilt. It draws you in if you take some quiet time to look.

I hope you are having a peaceful, reflective Sunday.


African Merlot Finds a New Home

African Merlot, 54×62 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014. SOLD!

African Merlot has been sold to one of my long time collectors and shipped to her new owner. I understand she will be on display in a local courthouse. #december #joyandgratitude


Grateful For Another Happy Day

Grateful For Another Happy Day #1, 30×34 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

O.V.’s Never Say Never November

While in Bali, India and I learned how to make a flower offering basket. Balinese people make these baskets daily as a symbol of gratitude.

They make flower baskets. I make quilts. The concept is the same. We should pause each day and reflect on our blessings. #gratitude #ovsnovember #bali

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?

Be You

Be You, 36×36 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

O.V.’s October, Day 19.

Today I had time to reflect on what I learned at the International Municipal Law Association (IMLA) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. Because it is an international conference, the most important thing you learn is that there is more than one way to solve a problem. What works for one jurisdiction may not work for another.

For me, the lesson learned is to be authentic. Be You.

Whether lawyering or quilting, being authentic is a good lesson to learn. #ovsoctober #imla #beyou #niagarafalls

Warm Quilt Wednesday: Life’s Twists and Turns

Life’s Twists and Turns, 76 x 99 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2002.

WARM QUILT WEDNESDAY! Quilts featured on Wednesday are large enough to cuddle up under. No small wallhangings on Wednesday.

Life’s Twists and Turns is a bargello quilt. It never gets old to me. It reminds me that your entire life can change in an instant. Enjoy the journey. #bargelloquilt #ovbrantleyquiltstudio #enjoythejourney #alifeofsimpleabundance #joyandgratitude

Abundant Dreams

Abundant Dreams, 36×45 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2015. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts

O.V.’s October, Day 16.

Last night I had the incredible experience of going behind Niagara Falls! It was amazing, awe inspiring and scary all at once. My hotel room is on the 38th Floor with a great aerial view of the Falls. Being behind the Falls was up close and personal.

O.V. behind Niagara Falls

Visiting a place that has long been on my bucket list has truly been a dream come true. #ovsoctober #bucketlist #joyfultraveler #alifeofsimpleabundance #niagarafalls #dream