Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just can't let it go






















I cannot let go of the red and white quilt bug. That show back in March made such an impression on me. This is a photo of the antique red and white quilt I just bought. When I don't have time to sew (and I haven't for ages) I gravitate to antique quilt shopping instead. After all, I started quilting to reproduce the antiques I loved so much.



Here is a bit of a close up of the quilt. Did I mention I also love baskets quilts? Actually, I think these would be called Cake Stand. Who doesn't love cake?




Quilting makes the quilt and good quilting really makes me want the quilt. I like the double rows of quilting in this one. I must put that extra effort into my own projects.





One of the reasons I don't have time to quilt is work has taken me to great places like the Pacific Northwest. We don't have vistas like these on the east coast! (Squint to see the BIG mountain).





And, I treat myself to visiting great quilt shops like the Wild Rose Quilt Shop in Orting, Washington. The two best benefits to this shop? The wall of repros at the back of the shop and the uber friendly owners. Boy, did they ever make me happy to be there! Don't you love visiting a shop where the owners and employees actually act like they LIKE their customers?




26 comments:

handmade said...

lovely red and white quilt !!! can imagine why you bought it lovely !!!

liz said...

Your post echoes my feelings from beginning to end -except the viewing the peaks bit. I love the red and white quilts and wish I had been able to see them up close and personal. I don't buy antique quilts because I figure I can make them, or at least try to. And I love shopping in a friendly, helpful store.

Leeanne said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt, it is beautiful.

Janet O. said...

Great vintage cake stand quilt.
This shop looks fun even from the outside!

Nicky said...

That quilt is a stunner! And yes a craft shop where people know what they are talking about and welcome you is a treasure beyond measure! I also like it if you take in a project and they ooh and ahhh! a bit - but that's the icing on the cake!

Susie said...

What a great quilt............to be a basket and red/white at the same time. Wow. I heard there will be a book about the red/white quilt exhibit and wonder when it will be coming for all of us to purchase?

Linda C said...

l love, love , love your red and white basket quilt!! Any chance your work might mean a trip to Australia next year, early october? We could hand your quilt at our exhibit, which is going to be all red and white quilts!! Wonder where l got the inspiration for that!!! Thanks for sharing the pics. l am of the same mind set as you Taryn. If l own an antique, l feel less desire to make one myself. Thats why l have a super pineapple quilt!! LOL Looking forward to catching up real soon!!

Janet said...

Your new quilt is gorgeous, I wish I could collect some old ones. You just don't see quilting like that anymore where it goes through the patches. I love everything about it but especially the fact that it's red and white.
The last shop treated me so well that I felt like I was visiting with friends, what a great experience it was.

Kaaren said...

I wouldn't have been able to walk away without purchasing this quilt either, Taryn. I couldn't stop staring at your opening photo...and I think my mouth was open too!

Thanks for sharing. Now I just have to go back and look at it again.

Sue said...

Fab red and white quilt. Yeah and we all love bit of cake.

Wonderful view of the mountain and that quilt shop looks to good to miss. Shame it's the other side of the pond fro me.

My Life In Quilts said...

I totally get your red and white quilt love! I've always wanted to make one and now I might get to on commission. I have been doing research and looking. You have posted a lot of beautiful pictures. Thanks. (I see you have a red and white Dear Jane in there. I am making one in 30's reproduction prints but love the red and white too)!

Lori said...

I adore the red and white quilt! It's a great find!!

I see those mtns all the time and never get tired of seeing them!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I agree about the store personnel either making or breaking a shop. Many places I've gone lately, I haven't even been greeted! Perhaps because I don't look like a "typical" quilt shop customer (I'm young and black), but perhaps they just don't greet anyone! I'm appalled! Thanks for the close-up of your lovely anitique red and white quilt. Cake stand is one of my favorite blocks, too.

Sharon said...

Love the R&W. I too, have been consumed with the R&W since the show, just haven't had the time. I've got it on my calendar for the new year, cut into the bolt of Kona Natural and Kona Rich Red! I actually hope to have pre cut some of it before Jan! Glad you enjoyed the NW, yes, we have some fabulous mtns. Was that Ranier in your pic?

moonbear_designs said...

Gorgeous quilt! I have the red and white bug as well. Made a red and white quilt sample for my class and now working on a second Queen size version with the class. Thanks for sharing your antique quilt. Jo

Jeanne said...

You chose wisely with this purchase! I love it!

Barb said...

I love this red & white cake stand quilt, so clean and fresh and nice!
love those mountains too -

Sue said...

I do love red and white quilts also. I don't think I would get tired of them.

Karen said...

The red and white bug had hit a lot of people. I have always liked that color combination in quilts and more so since the big display of red and white quilts. You found a good one. I like basket quilts and I like the way the rows of basket tops face to the middle of the quilt.

Janet said...

I love your red and white cake stand quilt! The quilting is lovely. I just started a red and white quilt this week :0) I'm very excited about it.
I like it when quilt shop staff treat my 3 year old like a person. A wall of repros!! Sounds fabulous!!

quiltsbycheri said...

you bought a beauty, the colors, quilting and block are all together stunning....
my pet peeve in any retail store is unfriendly service so I really appreciate those that are friendly and fun.....

Dawn said...

Beautiful quilt, I'm glad it found a great home with you.
Love the double line quilting, it is a fabulous find.
Good you found some great quilty shopping.

Michelle said...

Why even try to get over it? :-) There are so many great ideas for red and white quilts you could just keep making them forever - or until you decide to move onto something else and white.

Marisa said...

Red and white is the best so keep rolling with it! Love your photos.

Robin said...

You've probably already seen this picture online but just in case you haven't go to;
http://littlewelshquiltsandothertraditions.blogspot.com/2011/10/red-room.html
The minute I saw it I thought of you. I just can't get this red and white room out of mind.

Sheila said...

No quilter alive today will ever recover from the Red and White Quilt Show! Your antique quilt is lovely and a true classic.

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