Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This Old Quilt

Take a look at this beauty. I asked Vicki if I could post her mum's Hexagon quilt, which we call Grandmother's Flower Garden.

Vicki says that her mum started the quilt in the 70's and didn't get to finish it. When she passed away in 2005 Vicki inherited the king size quilt top. The pattern is an English pieced hexagon method with lots of fabrics Vicki recognizes from dresses she and her sister wore way back when.

Thanks Vicki for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful quilt. Pop over to Vicki's blog and say hello!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Old Quilt

This old quilt is one of my favorites. It was a group effort from several ladies from a guild that I was once a member. The quilt started with the eagle and all the other blocks were made from that patriotic theme.
Paper piecing, applique`, templates and other methods were used throughout the process.
I'm sorry to say that I don't have a close-up of this quilt. At the time, it was hand quilted by guild members (me included) and auctioned off to a wonderful couple who collect unique quilts.
I have seen the quilt once since it was auctioned. The couple said that everyone who looked at it were always amazed to see what all went into it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This Old Quilt

Greetings! In keeping with our "Wacky" theme - "This Old Quilt," here are four beauties we named Tube-U-Er. Kathy L. taught us this quick little method in a couple of hours at one of our retreats. All who participated walked away with a quilt. It is neat to see the similarities and differences when using your preference of color choices.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Old Quilt

The "Wackies" invited out Virtual Wannabees to join in the fun of showing off our old quilts. Debbie was the first to start things off. She collects vintage quilt tops and then quilts them herself. Her Pink & Black one, she says is really neat because several shades of pink and some reds were used. Can anyone tell us the names of these designs? We'd love to here from you and don't forget to pop over to Debbie's blog to see what else she's up to.
Thanks Debbie. You did a great job!