Here's the last of the quilts I have photographed this week. Hope you continue to enjoy seeing them.
This is a coverlet made by my great grand mother. I remember it being on my bed as a girl. I always thought of it as a flower garden surrounded by a picket fence.
Very old machine quilted. DD, as a teenager, once took this to a football game without my knowledge. Her rationale was "I picked a tattered one!". Also made by my great grandmother.
First pair of stars. I still need to finish and quilting and binding this. It's a WIP
Fourth pair of stars. Instructor said I was "bold" in the choice of fabrics. Took that to mean too much variety. LOL! Sadly, the dark blue center on top is sun faded.
Double wedding ring top. I hung it against a white quilt back so the colors showed better. Need to finish this someday.
Grandmother's flower garden my by my great grandmother. I stopped using this after our cats kept upchucking on it!!
I am considering taking off a half row at either end and rebinding, so as to prevent further deterioration. Any advice?
Detail of the double wedding ring. All hand pieced. Maker unknown
Several years ago, I took a week long class at Tennessee Tech. I pieced this quilt. It's a study in stars, using light and dark fabrics to see how your eye perceives them. There are sets of two stars, each pieced in different fabrics. See what your eye picks up
Final pair of stars. Look quite different? Mostly shadow quilting used. Lots to finish. Maybe this winter!
In parting, a bear made from an old grandmother's flower garden. Purchased in the hills of Tenn. Wasn't assembled or stuffed. I promised I would finish and give her a good home. She sits on top of my quilt cupboard in the studio. Thanks for sharing my quilts.
No batting, plain white backing. Summer weight coverlet
Lots of variety in the alternating patches, lilacs, geraniums, lilies, urns, and baskets.
Detail of grandmother's flower garden. I love the soft colors! Side edges have the hexagons.
Second pair of stars. See what the change of light and dark causes your eye to perceive?
Third pair of same two stars.