Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There is more!


This is the first quilt you encounter when you enter Mary's home. Don't you love the bench she has in front of it? Since her home (an old restored church) has an open plan, you can also see this work of art from her second floor office. What an inspiration!


This old broderie perse beauty is starting to crumble but the workmanship is exquisite. The stitches are so close it is hard to tell from any distance that it is broderie perse. Below is a close-up so you can appreciate the stitching.


Here is another great example of applique. Aren't those colors still amazing?


As you know, Mary has designed reproduction fabrics for several different companies. This is a close up of a quilt that is full of ideas for her. I just love old quilts that contain loads of different fabrics.


Here is another source of inspiration. I think there are something like a gazillion pieces--or maybe it was just something over 7,000. I had tabled my 30's triangles quilt because I was really tired of making triangles. Do you think this quilter ever tired of them?


Again, here is a detail of the triangles quilt. I just love the border on this one. She really stuck in there by making her four color border out of MORE triangles instead of copping out and adding solid stripes. Three cheers!



9 comments:

Meredith said...

Thanks for sharing her awesome quilts with us. The 1930's quilt has a neat border. The center of the quilt behind the bench is lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...stunning quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

All those quilts are just amazing! I just couldn't imagine putting together all those triangles! And the quilt behind the bench is really different - a real eye catcher.

Sue-Anne said...

I love the first photo, I am assuming it is antique but boy, it could be classed as a modern quilt too by the look of it.

Thanks for sharing these photos, the quilts are stunning.

Daniëlle said...

Are you quite sure this isn't heaven?? It looks like it is!!!! Am doint nothing but sigh, sigh, sigh!! All the qulits are fabulous. Thanks so much for the pictures! Have a nice day! Hugs, Daniëlle PS I will be posting an update on my AQ today hihi!

Lori said...

Drool, drool.....amazing quilts!!
The first one is a little strange:)

Janet said...

Wow! What amazing quilts and you got to see them in person!! I love making quilts with lots of hst's but that last one is...incredible.

Jen said...

Wow, that HST quilt is amazing. Beyond amazing.

Lynn Harris said...

I love that triangle quilt. The diagonal stripes of color really add some interest.

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