Saturday, May 15, 2010

Two of My Quilts in our 2010 Quilt Show

Here is my little Mother Goose wallhanging which I did for the challenge for our quilt show about two weeks ago. It did come in second in that category in Viewers' Choice. A fun quilt to make - I did it with fabrics I had on hand except for the backing. And above that is A Tisket A Tasket, a block of the month quilt taken from the website of Anne Sutton which came in third in it's category of wallhangings. It does make you feel so good to be receive recognition especially when there were so many beautiful quilts in the show. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Old Hand Applique

I have always admired the work of Nancy Pearson - her applique is glorious. I haven't seen many things by her in quite a few years, but this book is one that I think is beautiful.
Back in the 80's or maybe early 90's I hand appliqued this basket of flowers and never did a thing with it. A couple of weeks ago, I was going through lots of things in my basement and found this. I also found the striped fabric that I had bought to go with it. So, I put it together and machine quilted it and now have my pretty little basket wallhanging.

During that same period, I hand appliqued this pillow - and this one is hand quilted, also. The fabrics back then were so much different than they are today. Applique has always been my number one love and I think it will always be. (Click to enlarge)