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:

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

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  2. 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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♥

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

    Love that first one!

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

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  13. 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!

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