QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Friday, February 23, 2018

Ten Quilts I Wish I'd Made

But I have to confess I didn't. They are mostly
from online auctions

This necktie quilt is a signature quilt



Russel Wright color



Some are cool.



Sally Ingram Parker
from Cuesta Benberry's book
Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans


And some are hot






The perfect quilt


8 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I would have to agree with you. These are all sensational. The quilts I have seen coming out of Australia lately are spectacular too. I think I might have lived there in a former life!

jes1776 said...

Ten Quilts I Wish I Made--or not! I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. No offense intended, but only one word comes to mind for most of these quilts--hideous! I'm guessing they look a lot better in person, than they do on the computer. :)

Marilyn Tolhuizen said...

Barbara-I am an old time fan and love everything you have done. I'm writing today to ask a favor if it is possible. I am just retired and figuring out how to change from my work google account to my private google account on Chrome. In doing so I see that your blog is set to show at 125% zoom. Please compare that on Chrome (as I don't know what other browsers do) to Rhonda Dort's site at https://rhondadort.com and Bonnie Hunter's site at http://quiltville.blogspot.com. Yours is set at 125% while Bonnie's and Rhonda's are both set at 250%. 250% may not be ideal for you but if you could enlarge yours that would be wonderful. Here is a screen copy of the Chrome page I'm working from.
Settings
Search settings
Zoom levels
1.bp.blogspot.com
125%
antlerquiltdesign.com
125%

barbarabrackman.blogspot.com
125%

drsophiayin.com
125%
email01.godaddy.com
200%
paulryan.house.gov
125%

quiltville.blogspot.com
250%

rhondadort.com
250%

shop.americanquilter.com
300%

There are more but I hope this is enough. Sorry to bother you with this but as all old quilters eventually find out vision goes before desire. Thank you and thanks for your work!

Marilyn Tolhuizen
219 616 7069

Nifty Quilts said...

These are wonderful!! Thanks so much for showing them. We try, but just can't seem to replicate the lively spirit in these quilts. I wish I could interview each maker of these.

Pattyskypants said...

I'm with Nifty Quilts! The level of fussiness that attends all my sewing sessions sometimes results in abandonment of the project. I don't want to be fussy; I want to be free.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely assortment of improv design. a hearty thanks for all your interesting posts.

Anonymous said...

These quilts speak to me.... I have several quilt tops like these I have purchased through out the years to practice quilting on... they come alive with a story , some of which can only be imagined...... once they make it to being a quilt... I love them.
always a fan ...
.Ellie

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