11/22/2006

Quiltmaking Study

Hi there, a quick post; my son and I are driving up to Vogel State Park where I stayed a few week-ends ago for Thanksgiving. I figured it would be easy to fix Thanksgiving dinner in the cabin's brand-new kitchen with the full-size fridge (and microwave!) and we will do a lot of hiking. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Last night was Quiltmaking Study class at Little Quilts. Photos are from Show and Tell.

This one was made in a Little Quilts class (that I also took; did a version in very bright colors with little embroidered faces in the centers) that taught the use of the Pineapple Ruler; she used a lot of fabrics from Wuthering Heights and may use a Chocolat fabric for the border she will add.

This is a quilt created by attending the Little Quilts Second Saturday Sampler from a few years ago. I have this one made into a top but not quilted yet (as ever).

Circle quilt, such bright happy colors!

A Little Quilts employee showed us the beginnings of her antique quilt collection; her husband bought her two quilts on eBay to get the collection started. This quilt is from a Kentucky estate. It looks like it might have been made in Ohio or Indiana, though, to me.

These last three photos are of a lovely sampler applique quilt called Les Fleurs du Jardin, I believe, and is also the result of a (year-long) quilt class taught at Little Quilts. Isn't it amazing?? The quilting was sent out to be done by a local longarm quilter, I'm assuming in the Marietta area.

13 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Karen, I hope that you and your son have a lovely time at the cabin and Happy Thanksgiving to you both.

Wow, thanks for the great show this morning.

Sandra said...

Great show and tell - my favourite by far is the applique one at the end :-) Beautiful quilting too - oh for a longarm machine LOL.

Anonymous said...

Karen, I hope you and your son had a fabulous Thanksgiving at the cabin. Thanks for my morning picture show, I especially loved "Jardin". It's maker chose great colors, did beautiful applique and the long arm quilting was stunning. You are so lucky to be so close to Little Quilts! I am still kicking myself that I never made it there when I was visiting in Marietta a year ago!

Lucy said...

OOhhh the applique is amazing !!

Gail said...

My bloglines hasn't updated your blog-I've missed the last couple of postings. Hope Thanksgiving was wonderful. Your Show and Tell is amazing! Went to Little Quilts yesterday for more Jo fabrics for class. Looking at what I bought, not thrilled but will make do to finish Prairie Basket. How is yours coming along?

Sewcatherine said...

oh, i just love Little Quilts. The more I go over to the shop, the more enamored i become.

Anonymous said...

I like all of those scallops for "sashing" here and there.

Marcie said...

Beautiful quilts! I always enjoy your replay of your Little Quilts classes. Wish I was right there with you!

Lucy said...

I found your blog through some other quilt blogs. I'm fairly new to quilting and having fun tonight checking out all the different talent.

I just love the antique quilt rack in pic of your more recent post.. also the Les Fleurs du Jardin quilt - it is just stunning.

YankeeQuilter said...

What beautiful quilts! The setting in that applique is very unusual...I like it. (but I like most things Little Quilts does!)

Dawn said...

Ahhhh, another outstanding show and tell from Little Quilts. You are sooo lucky to be able to go there! Thanks for taking pics and showing them!

Anonymous said...

Great pix of your quilts. I posted a link on my Quilt Talk page
http://indianhillmediaworks.typepad.com/quiltingtalk/

and some more info on tobacco silks,
Lauren

Judy said...

The quilts are fabulous! Especially tyhe applique quilt. I saw the same thing on Quiltgranny SHarons blog all in pink, yellow, and light blues! Beautiful quilting!