Wednesday, June 04, 2008

And some more...................

................quilts that is.

A lovely Japanese themed room screen

and keeping with the japanese theme this lovely sashiko styled wall hanging took my fancy too

A star block that looks relatively easy to paper piece - well for some people maybe :o)

This one on the initial look just seemed to be a collection of squares - then as you looked more closely the different coloured saw-tooth stars kept popping out one by one - some are more obvious than others - see if you can spot the dark green one.

This quilt really made me smile - I have some postcards somewhere of the original lady's work I think her name is Erica Oller and the stitcher described her as the American version of Beryl Cooke.

A friend of mine in Gloucester had a particularly objectionable mother in law - you know the type, daughter in law is never going to be good enough for her son even if she's a cross between Mother Theresa and Mae West (now there's a picture to conjure with)

The one picture she had showed a scowling lady sitting in her outdoor coat in an armchair and was titled 'She came, she criticised, she left' My friend framed it and hung it on the wall right next to the armchair her mother in law always claimed when visiting even to the point of evicting a sitting tenant! However she was so thick skinned she never realised it was directed at her.

Back to quilts - I loved the top of this box - sadly the camera bleached out the real colours, they were even more beautiful than this.
The 3D perspective effect on this one was very clever - you could almost walk into the quilt

And the little poppies appliqued on top were exquisite
I really liked the pieced binding on this one
Loved the idea of pieced centres for this courthouse steps

The ohio stars (are they?) look great at the centre of the blocks

And finally some more teeny weeny quilts to finish off with

Tomorrow I might even show you some of my own work again


Chookyblue...... said...

wow some great quilts here and OMG that flying geese one in a previous the hell did they manage to do that.........thanks heaps for sharing........

Libby said...

Wow - what a great show. Thanks for taking us along. Love those hexes and the MIL story is so funny and *true*

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

The 3D quilt is amazing! I went to a quilt show this weekend also and it was very inspiring.

andsewitis Holly said...

Thanks for all the eye candy. I especially love the MIL story. Funny!

meggie said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

jovaliquilts said...

Thanks for sharing so many photos! Love to see as many quilts as possible!

loulee1 said...

Beautiful quilts, especially the minis.

I did find the dark stars! Had to enlarge the pic to do it though, that is a beautiful quilt.

Did you not enter/exhibit anything?