One of the few with a print fabric in the exhibit, just beautiful.
a few more pictures from the Infinite Variety : Three Centuries of REd and White Quilts I am sure there will be so many pictures posted from this exhibit I don't think I will continue to post pictures of it. I will keep you posted though as to when the book will be out and as soon as I hear where some of the quilts will be exhibited next. She will be lending them to museums all over the world I read. How exciting is that!
See my original post here and my thank you to Joanna Semel Rose for an incredible opportunity to see her quilts in person.
this quilt was just beautiful, I loved the design as well as the quilting.
this quilt just spoke to me! Loved the quilting. simple yet graphic.
you can see right next to the quilt above was this quilt. It was a signature quilt BUT with typed names rather then signatures, you really had to look to see them! I thought this was fun and creative!
I saw a few goose in the pond quilts, different settings , I will have to make another one in red and white now.
I gave away my blue one to a friend.
now the winner of the red fabrics for my giveaway is Pinkadot quilts. I loved that she wanted to make a quilt for herself finally and its going to be interesting to see reproduction fabrics used in one of her quilts now! Just email me and give me your address and I will mail the fabrics out to you this week.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts
Having the opportunity to go in and see this exhibit twice was just amazing. I spent two days in a daze just totally amazed at all the quilts I saw. From the way they were display that everywhere you looked you saw quilts and if you moved two steps to your left or to your right you saw many new quilts ! I tried to capture that in my pictures as well as taking individual pictures of quilts . I was very skeptical at the way they were hung but as soon as I walked into that Armory I was so overcome with emotion it was a sight I will never forget. Thinc Design did an amazing job hanging the quilts in such an artistic way . You were able to see all the quilts perfectly as well as the quilting in all the quilts for the most part, not the top row as well as the bottom row obviously but you could see it. The lighting was incredible and allowed you to view those upper quilts as if they were right in front of you.
I am very grateful to Joanna S. Rose for sharing her red and white quilts for me to view them as well as to her husband for giving her this gift of displaying them in one location for her 80th birthday. Happy Happy Birthday Joanna!
What a wonderful gift to New York City as well. To all that was involved in bringing this show to life THANK YOU! It was incredible.
Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts was a once in a lifetime experience. It was so fun meeting up with other bloggers as well as quilt friends I haven't seen in a while.
Spending my first day in the city with Linda from Australia , Quilts in the Barn and Randi from Norway (no blog ) was very special. Meeting up for lunch with Bev (no blog)and her daughter Claire was wonderful. I have emailed with Bev and Linda for years and it was so nice to meet them in person. Felt as if we all have known each other for years! My friend, Lorre was there too and she couldn't believe that Linda , Randi and I had never met in person before she thought we were all long time friends!
Nice to meet Vicki and Jan from What a Load of Scrap was fun, not enough time to sit and chat with them in mho.
Sue from I Sew Quilts and her friend Sue , no blog!
having lunch yesterday with Linda, Randi, Chris and Sandra (friends of Linda's from Australia) and my friend Mary ann was just so much fun! it was like a meeting of quiltaholics!
oh I could go on and on with all the women we met up with and bloggers! but I have to go look at my pictures to start my day!
Friday, March 25, 2011
a few of the red fabrics from my fabric collection....8 fat quarters!
So are you looking for red fabrics like I am????
I tried to chose older favorites that maybe you don't have in your collection
In honor of the Red and White Quilt Exhibit
I decided to have A GIVEAWAY....
I am thrilled that these quilts will be shown and that the exhibit is actually free to the public.
So tell me what you would do with these fat quarters if your the lucky winner?
Leave me a comment and the winner will be chosen in a few days.
I will ship anywhere in the world.
Have you seen this preview of the exhibit on flicker?
I continue to make and still trimming those hst!
thank you for all your comments on my blog posts, I really do try and answer everyone of them, sometimes I do and sometimes time is against me, I am sure you can relate......again THANK YOU! if I haven't thanked you personally I do appreciate them and I will try harder.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I am really looking forward to the Red and White Exhibit in New York City this weekend.
My original plan was to wait and find a quilt (ok who am I kidding here? LOTS of quilts) to be inspired by to make a few quilts.
I came up with an idea and just had to start yesterday after I got a little help from my friend Cherie on how to tackle the block! Isn't it great to have a friend that helps you out with the math?????
I sewed, I trimmed and I sewed some more....
Lots of HST (did I say LOTS and LOTS?) and can't wait to make the next parts of blocks I need for this quilt :)
isn't it fun to start a new quilt???
Here is a blog I have read for years and am always inspired by her. Her love of antique quilts and quilting is amazing.
Scraps and Threadtales, go visit her and enjoy all her posts, well worth reading.
I wish her all the best on her upcoming exam for AQS quilt appraiser certification this April. Something I have always thought about pursuing as well.
Don't you wish you could be at this event?
I know I do. anyone in and around Sydney you must go! The Antique Quilt Big Day Out...
just the name of it makes me want to be there!
Monday, March 21, 2011
by 3 sisters for Moda has me planning a few quilts :)
oh just look at those prints...
I know I need a bolt of this background fabric I have been staring at it for a week and wish I had it right now!
It isn't due out to May, can I really wait that long, I have plans for it, NOW!
Then look at these fabrics together...you know I love red and brown together! and how about that stripe for binding? This brown is just the perfect brown, I have an antique quilt I have wanted to reproduce for a long time but waiting for the right brown to come along, I finally found it!
so are you as excited about this new line as I am????
Update on my flower garden quilt....5th block done, my goal is one a week.
few more pictures of Grace by 3 sisters....
are you drooling yet?
Friday, March 18, 2011
My friend, Lorre, just quilted this quilt for me
I just love these feathers, I was surprised when I looked closely and found that each block had its own feathered wreath.
its just beautiful, I am so pleased, now to bind this quilt and hang it up!
See I can make smaller quilts!!! not every one has to be queen size (can you tell I am trying to convince myself here!) normally i just keep making blocks to my design wall is full of blocks!
I had a hard time deciding whether or not to border this quilt or not...as you can see I decided it didn't need a border!
Its all about the fabrics :)
another red and white quilt for Taryns cyper quilt show!
I made this a few years ago for a foyer table top, I wish I would have hand quilted it still to this day!
maybe I need to make another one.
I think with all the excitement of the Red and White Exhibit in NYC I have a great excuse to have to shop for more fabrics
look at these Moda French General fabrics I just bought! aren't they beautiful????
ok so its red and tan (thats red and white to me!!!!)
can't you see a little quilt being whipped up this week in these fabrics????
and another red and white combo that will be made into a quilt soon, waiting on a few more yards of the shirting fabric!
I have always loved red , its fun now having an excuse to make a few red and white quilts this year, I know I will be very inspired after seeing the Red and White Exhibit next weekend!
I am really hoping a lot of red reproduction fabrics are coming out in the next few months!
If you like red quilts go visit Nifty quilts blog!
lee ann is amazing with her use of red in her quilts.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Since I am making my Flower Garden quilt with repros I have to work a bit harder to let the fabrics do the work for me
I don't have the collection of big bright bold prints that you find in the Amy Butler, Kaffe, Brandon Mabley, Philip Jacobs so many of the Free Spirit designers..
but I do have WONDERFUL REPRODUCTION FABRICS!
just look at these two....
no I didn't want one leaf of each...hmm what to do?
lets sew the fabrics together
are you wondering why didn't I just place the leaf right down the middle of the seam???
well think of that seam allowance I don't want that under that little stem AND are leaves perfect in nature? No!
So do you like my leaves now????
I have a feeling I will be making my own fabric pieces for quite a few things on this quilt, won't that be fun?
Off to the Lancaster quilt show tomorrow in search for bright reproduction fabrics and getting to visit with again....
Sujata from The Root Connection blog! Looking forward to it AND seeing her quilt in the show.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I pulled out a medallion quilt I started probably 2 years ago!
its time to finish this quilt!
I was really stuck on what to do for the next round or two...
a few days ago I put the courthouse step blocks back up on the design wall I am determined to have this quilt done this month.
I changed the layout....
not sure which one I like better...
isn't it great we have so many choices in quilting?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Imagine my surprise when I went to the mailbox and found a package in the mail. I was so thrilled when I opened it up and there was this beautiful little quilt in it.
I just love it , thank you BARB I will treasure it and you know it will have a home on my wall of little quilts!
go visit Barb at her blog Fun with Barb and congratulate her for winning a ribbon, Judges choice from Pepper Cory, at the quilt show this weekend for "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" What an honor.
this quilt is amazing, I never get tired of looking at it.
I love that she added so many things to this quilt of her designs, things that mean something to her. Isn't that great?
She made this quilt back in 2007. Isn't she just so creative I never would have thought to do that, I would have just made the quilt just like the antique quilt! Her friend Mary made this quilt too and she also put her own touch on her quilt.
Yes its on my list , some day !!!!
I love red and brown together and couldn't wait to get this little quilt together...
I am really happy with the way it came out.
Thanks Tara, great little quilt from your new book! Simply Charming.
flower garden progress...
Friday, March 4, 2011
Finally a productive week in the sewing room!
how cute is this little quilt? I just love it. Yes I chose the shirting but decided I will make it with the primitive muslin as well.
I am convinced it will have a different look and feel to the quilt, stay tuned! I will post a picture next week with the two of them for you to decide!
Second block done from the Flower Garden quilt! don't you just love that pink leaf!
here are my two blocks together!
Went with the blue binding, I am happy with my choice.
almost done sewing it down Information about this quilt is in this post.
Pulled this book out last night and have always loved this Copp Quilt
the pattern is in this book, this is a great book
Quilts an American Legacy by Mimi Dietrich, antique quilts reproduced from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC
Here you can see the antique quilt and Helen Johnston's version of it.
I think this has just moved up on my list to make soon.
last but not least I started cutting out and laid out a little quilt from Simply Charming new little quilt book! I added a bit of my
own twist to the Hopscotch pattern hope to get it sewn together this weekend. Don't you love reds and browns together?
Hope you all had a productive week too!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A new month a few new journeys!
I just couldn't resist any more I had to join the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle! You know I love making these little quilts and well I just fell in love with a few of these!
now to decide the fabrics for the little star quilt...don't you just love the way she rounded the corners, I may just have to try that! Mine will be red and white (ok tan/beige!) to go along with the Red and White quilt exhibit in NYC the end of the month! I have a feeling I will be making quite a few red and white quilts this year after seeing this exhibit!
so do you like the shirting fabric or do you like that primitive muslin???? hard decision! which do you like?
My next new journey for the month is Kim McLeans Flower Garden quilt.
after I saw the pictures of the quilt and Kim on Janets's blog I had to order the pattern, can you imagine I did not order it the day it came out! I tried to convince myself wait till you finish roseville album (see one of my blocks on my header picture right hand corner!) and stars and sprigs (which I never even started yet!...
well I broke down ordered it last week it arrived on Friday and I whipped up a block this weekend! See reproduction fabrics can be bright! yes mine will be in reproduction fabrics, should be interesting don't you think!!!!
the blocks are big, this would be a great beginner applique project in mho! easy to do!
by the time you finish the blocks you would be able to handle the border!
so are you starting any new journeys/projects this month too????? tell me!