Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Infinite Variety - From Red and White to Mostly Red to Talavera

The American Folk Art Museum in New York currently has the quilt world oohing and aahing over their show "Infinite Variety:  Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts"


Not my quilt!

There are loads of pictures on the above site, flickr, facebook - all celebrating the uniqueness of the two color quilt. 
I've always loved a red and white house quilt, but then again, I like them in blue and white (which I've made and my kid hasn't hung up in his house yet!) too.  This show has my design juices wanting to make a red and white quilt - trouble is, which one?  I'd like to do a traditional quilt in red and white.


If you go to Pat Sloan's blog, (click above), she is going to be doing a challenge later for red and white quilts.  Hmmm.... maybe that's the push I need?

Meanwhile, here is a picture of a quilt that started as a red and white.  I soon figured out you can't really do a two color bargello.  So I decided to use the color wheel instead, but still wanted a predominately red quilt.

Eula Lang of Quilting Bits n Pieces (click here) has now quilted this gem from the early 90s.  If I can, I'll get a close up of her quilting.  Every section is something different.
  I'm in the process of sewing the binding now.

 It's been a love-hate relationship with this quilt, but since I discovered that the colors go well with my talavera pottery collection, I'm in love again!

Talavera fruit bowl

Monday, March 28, 2011

Linda's tree skirt

This is the same pattern as the tree skirt below.  Linda likes peaches and burgundies.  This was machine pieced, hand quilted.

For My Husband

This is a picture from before quilting.  I'm binding this now, and will take another picture afterwards.  My friend, Eula Lang (Quilting Bits n Pieces in Eudora Kansas) quilted this - there are 4 eagles - one in each corner; the Air Force emblem in the center, feathered wreaths, and stippling throughout.  Absolutely stunning!!!!! 

Desert Quilting

Here in the sonoran desert it gets warm.  Okay, it gets hot.  Darn hot.  How do you quilt when it's hot?  You turn on the a/c!
We are too busy playing outdoors the other 3 seasons of the year.  Most of my quilting gets done during the summer months.  Right now I'm gearing up for hot weather.  I have quilts to bind, quilts to quilt...

I thought I'd show you a little of what's been happening in my quilt world.

It's just a snippet, and not a quilt, but I finished my daughter in law's afghan.  Try crocheting an afghan when it's 110 outside!  I do need a better picture of the afghan.  She picked out some gorgeous colors!

Of course the model (yes, asleep) is a downright cutie pie!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Long Time!

I hadn't realized how long it has been since I've blogged! I'll be adding the blogs I'm following, along with pictures of things I've been doing.