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My Quilt “I Love Strong Coffee” Finds a New Home

 

I Love Strong Coffee, 70×70 inch lap quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2012. SOLD!

Sometimes I am really sad to see a quilt go. I love all of my quilts, but I do have my favorites.  I Love Strong Coffee is a favorite quilt.

Closeup of “I Love Strong Coffee”

Alas, I sold it and it is gone to its new home. It was one of my favorites because I love neutrals, and I loved the simple message. I even loved the back of the quilt — hearts in neutral colors.

Back of “I Love Strong Coffee”

I know it is gone to a good home. Hopefully the new owner loves strong coffee too. #december

Bazaarly Big and Beautiful #3

Bazaarly Big and Beautiful #3 lap quilt by O.V. Brantley 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

I am still trying to capture that bazaar in Bali feel. Here is #3 in my Bazaarly Big and Beautiful series.

Visit my studio store to purchase. #december

Back of Bazaarly Big and  Beautiul #3

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?

Tranquil Dreams

Tranquil Dreams, 58×70 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2015. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com.

O.V. ‘s October, Day 20.

It’s Friday night.  It’s been a good week with my professional life and my quilting life in sync.

I am ending the week with with Tranquil Dreams.  Good night.

#ovsoctober #joyandgratitude #alifeofsimpleabundance

Autumn’s Splendor

Autumn’s Splendor, 54×72 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017

Sometimes you just want to work in a certain color. I love the colors in Autumn’s Splendor. It is a happy quilt. It invokes that feeling you get when you step outside, look up at a perfect blue sky, smell the crispness in the air, and you know it is going to be a perfect day.

Autumn’s Splendor  can be a lap quilt, but I prefer to hang it. It measures 54×72 inches. There is a hanging sleeve on the back and a label that documents the quilt. The fabric on the back is a green metallic leaf print to carry out the theme of the quilt.

The pattern is in Kaffe Fassett’s book Shots and Stripes. The fabric is from his plaid collection.

I haven’t decided if this quilt is for sale. I think I want to let it make me happy for a while. ?

Back of Autumn’s Splendor.

Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans

Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans, 65×85 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com

Sometime you just want to sit and sew.  When that feeling hits and you don’t want to  think about complicated patterns, math and geometric angles, make a super simple quilt.

Twelve big squares of beautiful fabrics make Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans look like a traditional sampler quilt.  The pattern is from the book “Material Obsession” by Kathy Doughty. Because it is such a simple quilt, I thought it would be an ugly quilt. I was wrong! After it was finished, I loved it and instantly named it  Ugly Ducklings Turn into Swans”!

This quilt measures 65×85 inches, so it is big. It is machine pieced and quilted. There is a hanging sleeve in the back because I display all of my quilts sooner or later, but this quilt is definitely big enough to cuddle up under. The fabric on the back is a pink and gold African print.

A label on the back documents the quilt. I signed it on the front.

is today the day you make a super simple quilt?

Closeup of Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans
Closeup of the back of Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans
Closeup of Ugly Ducklings Turn Into Swans