Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's All About the Quilts

Yesterday at Bayside Quilters our guest speaker was Polly Mollo. Her Program was her Antique Quilts Trunk Show. The quilts she brought to show were OUT OF THIS WORLD! The quilts date from the 1800s to the 1930s. I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be this first one.

I am really feeling compelled that I need to try to make one of these.

My husband was out of town last night so I took a sketch book to bed with me. I didn't get very far though because I fell to sleep. 

Another one of my favorites was this sunburst. It looks like it is just a variation of a mariners compass and I designed and made one of those 11 years ago. It was for my son's 15th birthday. I should see if I can find a picture of it to show you.

These two, the pink and purple ones, are also show stoppers. I have never seen a quilt like them. But look at those diamonds, they look like they are all exactly the same. How hard could it really be. I really think that the most difficult part to all of these quilts would be trying to figure out the borders.

A quilt that has been on my bucket list for quite some time is the Giant Dahlia. They are absosutely stunning!

Several years ago I made a Lone Star for a wedding gift, but I would like to make another one to have for myself. This Lone Star is another WOW quilt.

Another Giant Dahlia. Just look at that border.

There is something about these large quilts that take my breath away. I LOVE this large applique. It is so simple yet so stunning.

Let's not forget about the quilting. I am always interested in how a quilt is quilted.  These feathers just knock your socks off!

This quilting design I had never seen before. From a distance it looks like pine branches, but when you get close you can see that it is long thin feathers. I might have to give that a try sometime.

I guess you can tell that yesterday was a pretty great day for me.


Furball Farm Quilting said...

Wow, all of these quilts are simply magnificient, it's so hard to pick which one is my favourite. I am leaning towards the giant dahlia. Thankyou for sharing these pictures with us, they really are inspiring quilts.

Ann Marie said...

Wow, I seen a few I really liked in that quilt show you gave us. Thanks for sharing.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I really want to make the second one. I would have no idea how! I absolutely love it. Do you mind if I share the photo on my blog and ask people? I would of course link it back to you.