Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Little Girl and a House Quilt

This little girl just got permission to touch the house quilt at a show in Toulouse, France. She looks so absorbed with that blue house.  I love this photo. 

You can see her in the first photo below, asking if she could touch it. Her mom said no, but Maite (a quilter and grandmother of 8) urged the mom to let her little girl touch it. Thanks for the precious photos, Maite!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wearable Fiber Art from Amber Studios

A perfect wedding dress for the elegant winter pixie bride, this is just one of Barbara's incredible creations available at Amber Studios on Etsy. She makes eco-friendly fashions from upcycled fibers. Barbara is an accomplished artist who studied fashion at FIT New York City. She is from Lithuania, and now lives in New Jersey.

This beautiful woodland pixie coat (above) is one of my favorites. 

She also offers accessories such as this upcycled cashmere boho scarf.

Want to see what inspires Barbara? Visit her Pinterest page.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Which is Better?

#1 (above)


I've been playing around with the title page for one of my quilt patterns this morning. 
Vote for your favorite in the sidebar at right, or leave a comment. Thanks!
To see the pattern, click here

Green Not-Baby Quilt

This pretty quilt is featured on Portland Modern Quilt Guild's Pinterest page. Donna Amberson's name is connected with this quilt, but I don't know if she's the quiltmaker. The name of the quilt is "Not Baby Quilt."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thumbprint Portraits!

This amazing thumbprint art is the work of Cheryl Sorg of Encinitas, California. At first I thought it was a selvage quilt! I wondered how she curved them. Cheryl uses your own thumbprint and chooses images that correspond to your hobbies/favorite books. She sells her art on Etsy

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Exquisite Selvage Creations from France!

These exquisite selvage items were exhibited recently in Toulouse, France. I wish I could have been there in person, but Maite was kind enough to send us these photos. 

Maite (Katell and Christine's friend, see recent posts) made the doll's outfit shown below. It includes a dress, bloomers, and booties. The coat-hanger is covered with selvages too. What a fine job she did!

Thank you, Maite! And Christine and Katell too!
Hugs to you from your quilting buddies out in cyberspace. I'm glad that we can be neighbors here.
Katell's blog is Quilteuse Forever.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Red and White Quilt by Shoko Sakai

This quilt is called "Composition II" by Shoko Sakai of Japan. This beautiful quilt has been exhibited in France and in Japan. To see more photos, visit Redwork in Germany. Wow!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bold Applique Quilt

This bold antique applique quilt is listed at Laura Fisher Quilts in New York City. 
This unique 19th century quilt is priced at $4,500. Wouldn't that amaze the quilt maker?
(The dimensions are not provided, but I'm guessing it's queen-ish size.)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vintage Spider Web quilt

This vintage spider web quilt was machine quilted by Millie in Texas. She wrote about it on her blog: Millie's Quilting. She used extra layers of poly batting to compensate for some unevenness in the quilt top. This looks rather modern to me. Nice job, Millie!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Selvage Bookcase Quilt

This amazing selvage bookcase quilt was made by Christine in France. It unfolds, a page at a time. Take a close look at the arrangements on the shelves. Katell wrote about this on her blog Quilteuse Forever. Christine used some of my selvages in her creations. 
I love how the Internet makes it possible to have quilting friends all over the world. 
The "Translate" button helps a lot too! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Selvage Pencil Case from France!

This beautiful selvage pencil case is the creation of my friend Christine in France. Isn't it amazing?
You can read more about it on her friend Katell's blog: Quilteuse Forever
This will be on exhibit in Toulouse, France at the Creative Leisure Fair
I enlarged part of the photo below. I love those pencils! Nice job, Christine!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Midnight at the Oasis Pattern by Jen Kingwell

"Midnght at the Oasis" is a new quilt and pattern by Jen Kingwell Designs. I found the pattern listed on Etsy at WestWoodAcres. The black and gray polka dot fabric makes for a very busy but inviting quilt.
I think this quilt is similar to the quilts in the Material Obsessions book. I like it.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sarah's Quilt

My sister Eileen Lovett of Michigan made this beautiful quilt for her niece Sarah who started college this fall. Like Sarah, it's full of energy. And come to think of it, so is Eileen.
Each block is 8" square, so this quilt measures about 48" x 64." 
Nice job, Eine!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fran Holland's Autumn Quilt

This stunning autumn quilt was made by Fran Holland of Ontario, Canada. It measures 65" x 80." She quilted leaves in the brown areas. Very pretty. I'd like to see how she made those curves. I know the basic idea, but still. See her Etsy shop: Fran the Quilter. Nice work, Fran!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Secret Life of Mrs. Meatloaf

I found these pincushions on Pinterest and noticed that they were from a blog called The Secret Life of Mrs. Meatloaf. How can you resist checking that out? It's the blog of Jan Hutchison of Kansas. She isn't Mrs. Meatloaf; that's the cat in the quilt at the top of her blog page. Jan made the pincushions for friends in her guild after being president for the past year. Nice job, Jan!

This is just one block in an amazing quilt by Jan Z. Jan H. did the machine quilting. See that link!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Selvage Baby Dress and Shoes!

A beautiful little baby dress (Size 6 Months) with matching shoes, both decorated with selvages! This was made by Maïté l’Abeille in France. Check out Katell's blog: Quilteuse Forever
This will be part of an exhibit of "suitcase mini-quilts" at France-Patchwork. 

This beautiful outfit even has its own hanging bag. How sweet!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Roberta Stoddard's Quilts

Roberta Stoddard of Torrington, CT made these two quilts that were exhibited at the Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show. She's a member of two guilds.
1.  The quilt above is called "Passion Flower" and measures 25" x 25." She learned this Cathedral Window method at a Hearthside Quilt Guild workshop.
2. The quilt below is called "Kimonos" and measures 50" x 50." She won the blocks a meeting of the Goshen Star Quilt Guild.
Nice work, Roberta!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Karen Bertoli's Selvage Quilt

This colorful selvage quilt called "Bright Dawn" is the creation of Karen Bertoli of Torrington, CT. It was exhibited at the Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show. It measures 36" x 36." I like how she incorporated lots of color in this cheerful quilt. Nice job, Karen!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Asterisk Quilt by Patty Nimchek

  This gorgeous Asterisk quilt is the work of Patty Nimchek from the Hearthside Quilters Guild. 
I love it. Nice job, Patty!!

This prize table was part of the recent Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show.

See the pattern for the Asterisk quilt here.
See all my patterns here

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Classic Dear Jane by Susan Jones

Susan Jones of New Hartford, CT made this classic Dear Jane quilt that was exhibited at the Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show. The quilt measures 80" x 80." It was made using Civil War reproduction fabrics, and at least one actual piece of Civil War era fabric. Great job, Susan!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Edda's New Selvage Quilt!

This stunning new selvage quilt is the creation of Edda from Portage, Michigan. The pattern is from the book "String Fling - Scrappy, Happy and Loving It!" by Bonnie K. Hunter. This quilt is called "Jamestown Landing" in the book, but Edda calls hers "Moody Blue Selvages." Edda substituted selvages in the light areas. It will be exhibited at the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Show this month. 
So elegant, Edda! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Turkey Red Flower Power Quilt

This vintage "Turkey Red Flower Power Quilt" was part of the recent Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show. It was made in Pennsylvania around 1860, hand appliqued and quilted, measuring 73" x 73." These big chunky flowers look more like 1960 than 1860; this quilter was way ahead of her time. The little orange dot in the center of each flower is a nice touch.