Saturday, April 08, 2006

A few more memorable quilts....

before I go play with all my new stuff! This quilt I loved because I"m so into the stunburst thing right now. I loved the colors and the quilting was so fun with it. The points were so tiny and skinny!

The next quilt was fun because look at how the triangles make points and move around as you stare at it. Who in the world would have the patience to piece something like that! I posted this one because it was next to the above sunburst one so it kind of fit the theme, so I wanted to share it with that one.
Now this next one is one I've seen several times before at shows and at the shop of the lady who owns it. I am working on my version of it! These 9-patches finish off at about 2-1/4"!!!!!! Mine is NOT going to be that tiny. My 9-patches will finish off at 3".
It is called the Birthday Quilt because the girls at the shop cut a small strip of fabric each time a customer bought some that fit the quilt and made this for her! She had seen one like it at Houston a few years ago and talked about it all the time. So her friends surprised her with it for her 50th bday! Talk about nice friends!
Thats all for now - I'm off to finish a quilt top for a class I"m teaching Monday night!!!! Better get going huh!!!

8 comments from wonderful readers:

ForestJane said...

Wow, I would never finish one of these!

cher said...

that tiny nine patch quilt is amazing...three inch finished I have done...not quite ready to go smaller yet!

Nines said...

I loved this one, too. Can't wait to see your goodies! Yes, I thought of you with all the dark primitives and folk-art booths. Betcha bought some of those needle punch patterns, didn't you? I was tempted, but I have never done one, so thought I'd stick to what I know.

Tonya R said...

Gotta say, I like the 9-patch, but yeah, that's bordering on crazy. 3" is a great size tho - hope you'll show us yours some day.

The Calico Cat said...

Thanks for sharing, I would have like Chicago way more than Lancaster... I too love the sunburst quilt, especially the quilting! (I have a UFO that is asking for concentric circles...)

Sharon said...

I've seen this itty bitty nine patch before too, and I absolutely adore it. Ya know, if we use our leaders and enders for say.....about 5 years, wouldn't we be able to make one of theses, too? LOL!

Darcie said...

Oh my, Dawn! Thanks for sharing those terrific pics. I'm so glad that we've gotten to *attend* the Rosemont show with the eyes of our skillful blogging friends! It's so fun!

You know, instead of paper-piecing that mini-Feathered Star...you could draft this one up! ;-)

Lily said...

Can we tell you're enjoying yourself Dawn? Not much! Wow some of the piecing work is amazingly detailed and fastidious. I think that might actually drive me crazy!! Maybe as I slow down a bit when I'm older? :)

I love the story of the quilt made from cuttings from customer purchases.

Great photos Dawn!