Friday, June 5, 2009

old quilts

My parents headed out this morning - it was a good visit. So now on to the old quilts from the quilt show. I wish my pictures were better - the quilts were WONDERFUL. Some were laid out folded, some were displayed on bed in rooms where you had to stand behind the cord... So I did my best.
This one had a wonderful variety of fabrics.
I love the scalloped border on this quilt.
This quilt was particularly difficult to photograph - the quilting was marvelous. I think the blocks have so much interest pieced from striped fabric.
This quilt was amazing - 100 years later it is in unused condition. I love quilts with Flying Geese and the fabric is such a warm lovely cheddar.
I have never personally seen such tiny even stitches. I had read about quilting like this and seen pictures of it but in person ... its incredible!
There are more - but I couldn't figure out how to load more than 5 pictures into one post. If there are people interested in old quilts poorly photographed I will post more later. :0)

10 comments:

kymber said...

Hi,
Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. You are so talented! I enjoy all of the lovely quilts that you make. The use of colors in your quilts turn out stunning! I am always drawn to quilts with lots of applique and bright colors.

I am fairly new at quilting and not very good yet at color values, you have given me some great ideas.
Keep up the good work and keep the posts coming!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Janet said...

Theses are amazing. I hope that someone will preserve and appreciate the quilts we have made.

Janet said...

Thanks for showing these beauties, love the first one a lot. What a shame they weren't all out for a full look.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Enjoying every one of them! Thank you! More, more, more!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing and YES we want to see them all even if its not the best photo!
thank you!
I Love flying geese in quilts too..
have to do that soon. Was the cheddar quilt bright more like a yellow than a brown color?
sometimes it hard to tell in pictures,
this one looks sooo bright, just love it
thanks
Kathie

Karen said...

Thanks for showing photos of the vintage quilts. It is always nice to see what people from another era have made.

MARCIE said...

You did good loading 5 pitures on! The quilts are amazing! Old quilts just pull me right in every time. I love them!

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for the antique quilt show and tell! Yes! Please post more photos, one can never see enough antique quilts.

Lucy said...

Love the first antique quilt. what an inspiration!

Lea said...

Oh, Janet, Thank you for sharing those precious antique quilt pictures!!!