Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Folk Art Fun 2001

Here is a quilt that was a long time in the making. I found the feature fabric in a shop in Illinois before we moved to Michigan. The majority of the blocks are from a great little book called Folkloric Designs by Nancy Brenan Daniel. It is tattered, dogeared and marked up but I still use it from time to time. Nothing but line drawings. The colors in this quilt are different but I really enjoyed working with them. After I had finished the top, I decided to have it quilted at the LQS. I was so pleased with the way it was done. This is the first big quilttop that I did not hand quilt. It takes so long to quilt by hand and, although it is so beautiful, I wanted to learn to machine quilt even if just on smaller pieces. I do feel that beautiful machine quilting is on a par with handwork. I am in awe of some of the work being done out there. (Click to enlarge)

1 comment:

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Your quilts are so beautiful!!! Love your blog and happy birthday to your granddaughter!! Jennifer