Tag Archives: Gratitude

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.

#ovsfulfilledFebruary

Grateful For Another Happy Day #3

Grateful For Another Happy Day #3, 31×34 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

O.V’s October, Day 13.

I traveled to Niagara Falls, Canada today by way of Buffalo, NY! I have never been to either cities so I added two new places to my travel map.  I love traveling especially to somewhere I have never been.

Sooo grateful!

Grateful For Another Happy Day #3 closeup

My quilt Grateful For Another Happy Day #3 is part of a seven quilt series. The series captures my feeling about gratitude totally. I love the Julia Cairns interpretation of an African woman who just seems joyous.

My gratitude meter is really high today. #ovsoctober #gratitude #joyandgratitude #alifeofs8mpleabjndance #buffalony #niagarafalls

Grateful For Another Happy Day 3 detail

Grateful For Another Happy Day #1

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

I try to keep gratitude at the fore front of my life. I even keep a gratitude journal just to make sure I never forget to be grateful for all things big and small. It is life changing.

I often incorporate the word gratitude in my quilts, but now I have created a whole series focused on gratitude. The series is
“Grateful For Another Happy Day”, and there will be 7 quilts in this series. Each of the quilts starts with a panel of a beautiful, joyful African woman by Julia Cairns.

Closeup of “Grateful For Another Happy Day #1”

Grateful For Another Happy Day #1 measures 30×34 inches. The dominant color is orange in a mixture of batiks and African fabrics. It is pieced and quilted on my machine.

Back of Grateful For Another Happy Day #1

The fabric on the back is a leaf motif on a black background. There is a hanging sleeve for easy display and a label that documents the quilt.

I signed and dated the quilt on the front. Grateful For Another Happy Day #1 is one-of-a-kind.

Closeup of “Grateful For Another Happy Day #1”