Sunday, February 22, 2009
Old Quilts and Lessons Learned
My friend Kathy found some quilt tops that her grandmother made back in the 1960's. For Christmas she decided to have them quilted and give them to her siblings. I had the pure pleasure of binding them for her (OK, I only did the machine sewing part - she is doing the hand sewing part).
I thought I would share some of the photos of these quilts with all of you because they are beautiful and VERY liberating. I love the "scrappyness" of them. They are true patchwork beauties in every sense and are a feast for the eyes.
This Shoo Fly is one of my favorites. I love all of the different blues used in it. This was Kathy's favorite too - it's the one she is keeping
WOW! Many colors and many little pieces
THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!! Look at it, I just fell in love with all of the different greens she used here. When she ran out of the main green she didn't run from shop to shop looking for more of the exact same green, she made do with what she had and substituted when she needed to.
These quilts are are so refreshing and I think I have learned a few things from them. So thanks Edna, for your beautiful quilts and the lessons that go along with them
Have a great day!