Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quilt Show, Part 3

Today there is some actual quilt content on this quilting blog.

Here are a couple more of the quilts that belong to my mother-in-law. As I said before, we're not sure who made these. Some of them were made by her mother, but at least two of her sisters quilted, so they could have made some of them. I think most of them were probably made in the thirties or forties.

This nine-patch is probably hand pieced and is hand quilted. If you click on the photo you can see that it is pretty scrappy; some of the nine patches are made with several different fabrics.

Here is a detail of the quilting. Each of the pink setting squares has this four-pointed flower quilted into it. The nine patches were quilted 1/4 inch inside each square.

This pattern is usually called Drunkard's Path, but I'm sure they must have called it something else, since my husband's grandmother didn't hold with drinking. Again, hand sewn (probably) and hand quilted. What I find interesting is the beautiful quilting on all of these quilts. She took so much time and put so much into the quilting.

And there's more. I'll post about it soon.

We've spent a lazy weekend here at home. This morning I cut out all the remaining pieces for my Blooming Ninepatch quilt. I have everything except the last round done. All that remains is to sew the last round of nine patches and then start putting it together. I really like it so far, and it's been fun to get all the nine patches sewn. I think, though, that I've spent more time cutting fabric than I have actually sewing it. I've tried several times to get pictures of it, but for some reason, the camera just washes out all the colors. When I do get it all together I'll take a picture of the whole thing to show.

Next week I'll be out of town for a couple of days, so I'll probably just be working on some hand sewing, or maybe start a new sock.

4 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

Hand quilting adds a nice texture to the quilt, doesn't it?

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

What beautiful quilts!!! These are surely treasured heirlooms for your family.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

More beautiful quilts! AWESOME!

Lynda said...

You are so lucky to have old family quilts - and we are so lucky to see them! While there were sewers in my family, we have no quilters at all, except me.