21 June 2007
Quilt Show - Applique and Hexagons
I thought I'd continue with the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show. I was going to put the appliqué quilt in with the stitchery quilts but I forgot. So here it is nestling in with the hexagon quilts. A shot of the whole quilt is here. It's a very pretty, feminine kit quilt from either the 1930's or 1940's. I have actually completed one that is very similar and will show that in a later post.
I love Grandmother Flower Garden quilts and have made two of them already. I know, I know it is so very OCD. But they are a great take along project. I have collected pictures of settings and I am very interested in how they are quilted. So I was excited to see two new GFG quilts. The quilting in the first one follows the flowers and is the more common quilting pattern for a GFG. I never thought of making diamonds instead of flowers! And I love how it is appliqued onto the border and then channel quilted.
This second one is a traditional GFG with the yellow center, surrounded by the solid colored fabric, and then a round of the print, and then white as the outside round. What I really liked about this quilt was the four rows of borders. Notice the three different greens? O and then the quilting! This quiltmaker quilted in a zig-zag on the diagonal. I have never seen this type of quilting on a GFG.
Did you notice that these were all similar in color?
On the AC issue: it's still broken. Blech! The thing is between 20-30 years old and when one thing gets fixed something else breaks. Really, the whole system needs to be replaced. Today is supposed to be in the triple digits. Can we say hot? I'm melting. The clay is melting. I can't wait to be at home in my wonderfully cool, basement sewing room.
Happy Summer Solstice!