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?