Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Penultimate Airing of the Quilts

Don't you just love the word "penultimate?" The next-to-the-last installation of the Airing of the Quilts. Tonight should have been the last night, but I didn't get to post anything last night.  : (

So, on to the quilts. We start out with a familiar bow-tie pattern on this first quilt. Unfortunately, most of these photos got washed out by the sun, so you'll just have to image brighter colors on all of these quilts. Again, sorry.

I love this next quilt. If you like scrappy, this is the quilt for you.

A lovely quilt full of ladies. The recipient of this quilt should be very happy!

A couple of lovely scrap quilts.

This quilt should appeal to those of you who like the current modern style of quilting. I'm very fond of the style myself. The colors are much prettier in person. Again, washed out in my photo.

Don't you love lattice quilts? I do!

 Another modern twist. I love the color combo.

I probably already showed this quilt, but here's another in the ever popular English paper piecing style.

More lovely quilts.

I really wish I had used a better camera for these following photos. I LOVE this quilt!

The last installment tomorrow night. 'Til then,


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And yet MORE Airing of the Quilt photos!

Are you ready for even MORE quilt photos. You're going to be so jealous that I got to see these beautiful quilts in person, and you have to make do with these rather poor camera phone photos - sorry.   :(

I loved the next quilt. AND it had a matching pillow case. Too cute!

More English paper piecing. I think it was also hand quilted. The following three quilts were made by the same wonderful quilter. She's a new member of our quilt guild, and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better and seeing more of her quilts.

Some of the patriotic quilts made by our Airing of the Quilts hostess. A beautiful home and beautiful quilts!

More beautiful quilts. Isn't this an unusual pattern?

Once again, I'm ending with needle work for those cross stitch fans.

I hope you're enjoying sharing these quilt photos with me because some of my favorites are still to come. I haven't even shown you Mom's yet! So come back again tomorrow and see what else I got to see.

'Til then,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Airing of the Quilts, Cont'.

I hope you enjoyed the photos in my last post. I have more to share with you today. We have such talented quilters in our guild. Of course, some of the photos are of antique quilts that our members own and share with us. Enjoy -

I realized that I didn't show you any photos of the displays themselves in yesterday's post. Many more quilts came in after I took these photos. We had a wonderful showing. We also had a wonderful picnic under the shade tree.

This is not the fault of my camera phone. This quilt actually is constructed with lighter fabrics on the inside and darker fabrics on the outside. Isn't it clever?

 Not great photos of the following quilts. I'm afraid the sun rather washed out the colors. These are actually beautifully colored quilts.

Isn't this a creative quilt? I love modern, mixed styles.

This is one of my favorite quilts. I LOVE the bright colors. I could never tackle this myself, but I admire anyone who can.

I love butterflies. I buy some of most fabrics that I find with butterflies. I used this same butterfly in a pink colorway in Tessie's quilt (see my Meet the Quilt Cats page... or is it in the More Quilt Cat Photos page?).

English paper piecing. LOTS of it. Another thing I can't do.

Postage stamp quilt. WOW!

And a couple for those of you who prefer needlcraft...

I finally sewed a label onto my Tonga Batik quilt. It is now finished and ready to show at my guild meetings. I really love the way it turned out. I'll show another photo of it when I can get outside with some proper lighting and my good camera.

I'm also sewing on the bindings on my Black and Blue quilt and my Harvest Time quilt. I hope to get the bindings and labels done before our June QUILT meeting so that I can show them. I still have lots of UFOs to finish, but I'm making true progress. I'll try tomorrow to get my UFO page and monthly projects section updated. I'll also add photos of my finished projects to my Quilt Time page as soon as I get some good photos of them.

In the meantime, back to work tomorrow for another three and a half weeks, then out for the summer. More Airing of the Quilt photos to come...

'Til later,