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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beautiful, Beautiful Quilts

 Quilts, quilts and more quilts!
Quilts of every color and size were displayed at the Saline County Quilt Guild's annual show that I attended with my sister.
It's always so inspiring to see such beautiful quilts.  I do a little quilting, but, they are mostly smaller wall hangings (you can see some of those here.) I admire these quilters for their talent of choosing the right fabrics and patterns and then completing the quilt.  I've only finished one regular size quilt, you can see it here. I have a few works in progress that I really need to get back to, maybe this winter! Although, I think I said that last winter!
 This was one of my favorites.  I love the pattern, which I don't think I've seen before. She chose such beautiful fabrics that blend so well together.

 
 Isn't this a beautiful quilt with gorgeous fall colors! For some reason, it reminds me of castles and knights in armor.

When I looked at this quilt I realized I knew the children in the photos!  This quilt was made by a friend of mine. The pictures scattered around are of her daughter, son-in-law and her grandchildren. The little girl looking through the photo album is Briana. She was born in Korea and was adopted into this wonderful family.  The photos lying around are of her new family. I love this special story of a family that brought love and joy to this beautiful, sweet girl! When I saw what it represented, it brought tears to my eyes. She is blessed to be loved so much!

 
My friend also made this feed sack quilt.
The fabrics in this time period are my favorite.
I love the vintage look this beautiful quilt has!!

Beautiful landscape quilt! 
I would like to try something like this!
This is a small wall hanging.
I might actually get something this size finished!

I love the fall leaves on this and the batik fabrics are beautiful!


 This is a variation of the Log Cabin quilt that I haven't seen before.  Lots and lots of pieces in this one!!

I really love the colors in this one!
I can't imagine the hours it took appliquing all these pieces!

I wish the pictures were better, but there just wasn't enough room to step back and get good shots. These quilts remind me of winter.  There's nothing better than sleeping under a warm quilt! I'm working on a queen size quilt right now, but it won't get done for this winter!

4 comments:

  1. I love quilts, they are such a work of art and love. The textures and colors really appeal to me. I think it's in my blood too - my mom quilts and her quilts are cherished in our house, my dad's side of the family is Amish and I'm the proud owner of a queen-sized hand-stitched quilt made for my wedding 18 years ago. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces of art! I look forward to seeing what you do.

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  2. Such an amazing show! I also have done some quilting but these are way out of my league. My favorite is the fall-colored quilt - it reminds me as well of knights and castles - it is a real stunner! Thanks for sharing this amazing creative inspiration.

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  3. Each of these quilts are a stunning piece of art! So are each of your quilts:) What talents are displayed!

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  4. Beautiful quilts and stories. I am also working on a queen size quilt, although it's safely tucked away waiting for extended time and space to sew the blocks together.

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