Sunday, October 25, 2009

Houston Part II

And you thought Civil War era quilts were dull and boring. Some of the quilts I saw were so well preserved and bright that I'm starting to wonder if a bunch of those dull ones hadn't just faded over the years.
Houston 2009

Houston 2009

Houston 2009

There was a "That Quilt" quilt this year!
It's new, not old. Machine pieced and wonderfully quilted.
Houston Jane
(Made by Patricia Mayer and Karen Watts)

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14 comments:

Connie W said...

Oh, I missed "that quilt" so it's nice to have your photo to gaze at.
:)

karenfae said...

I think I have seen that civil war pattern before but the colors didn't look like that, I wonder if there are two of them? Of course always love to see a Dear Jane.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

SandyQuilts said...

WOW isn't that 1st quilt fabulous ... thank you.

Susan said...

All of those quilts are beautiful, but "that quilt" is amazing!

greetingarts said...

What a neat idea, to quilt the DJ triangles instead of piecing them. Cool! Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Those two-color applique quilts are gorgeous! And the Jane is just inspiring. I really need to start putting blocks together! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All are amazing but love especially the quilting border on Jane - lovely!
Thanks for sharing the photos Anina.

Patty N said...

Wasn't that Jane quilt wonderful? I started following your tutorials a while ago,and I stood in front of that quilt saying, "I've made that one, and that one, and that one..." and then they dragged me away.I got really inspired to start again!

Terriaw said...

Wow, these are amazing! I love the colors on that first one. I can't believe all that piecing!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous quilts! I have read where the old quilts were made in bright colours and they have faded because the dyes weren't so good at the time! I love the red and green era!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Itch2stitch.com said...

Just beautiful! suzie x

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

How interesting that they quilted the designs in the border instead of piecing them on that last one...

Love that first one!

amandajean said...

wow! these quilt are stunning. (and making me feel more than a wee bit....inadequate...yes, that's the word.)

nanann said...

Just noticed that the DJ one was by patt y Mayer -- she was my teacher for my learning to quilt class however many years ago!