Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sewing Binding onto Home of the Brave Quilt

The two Home of the Brave quilts that we worked on in January are finished. I am sewing the binding on the second one. After we attach the labels, they will be ready to be presented.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Four Block Quilt

Another antique quilt from the show in Chicago. I have always loved four-block quilts, so striking in their simplicity. And nothing beats red and green (with a touch of gold) for a color combination.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lone Star Quilt, #2

Here is the second of the two magnificent 19th century Lone Star quilts featured prominently at the entrance to the International Quilt Show in Chicago. Notice the gorgeous background fabric - one of the quadrants is different!
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Monday, April 19, 2010

International Quilt Festival in Chicago

Wow! So many quilts to look at, so many vendors to shop! It was a great show, much bigger than anything I've ever attended. This quilt was probably my favorite, part of an exhibit of antique quilts. Love the black diamonds in the star and also the green diamonds outlining the star. Up close, the fabric is gorgeous. I loved that they put this quilt front and center as you entered the show.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tag Sale

I am off to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago tomorrow. Very excited! Especially since it is my home town and I will be staying with my sister and also seeing my brother while I'm in town. I wonder if I will meet anyone famous?

Here is one of my quilts to look at while I am gone. Tag Sale is the name.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dead Sea

A picture from my recent trip. I bet this is not how you pictured the Dead Sea, is it? Me neither. It is really quite beautiful.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Picnic Quilt

We returned from our trip on Sunday to gorgeous warm weather with magnolias and cherry trees blooming. Love this time of year in Washington! Just to get in the mood for spring and summer, here is a quilt I made recently which I call "Picnic Quilt." I started with a charm pack called Momma's Apron Strings and added 1930s reproduction fabrics from my stash. It is the easiest quilt you can make, all squares. I've always thought it would be fun to have a quilt to take on picnics or outdoor concerts so this is it!
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