Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quilt Projects from the Past

Back in the very late 1980's and early 1990's, Red Wagon from Liberty, MO, published several books that had some really nice very primitive patterns. I thought they were so cute and did do a couple of wallhangings from them. These books are all by Red Wagon and most of them were published in 1991. Certainly have been buying books for a long, long time and have a lot of them. We quilters love our books - and fabric!This book called Snowbound was one I especially liked and I did the little piece that is on the bottom left of the cover page.
This was done about 20 years ago and is machine appliqued and hand quilted. There were a lot of patterns for primitive pieces done in the old homespun plaids and small prints. I still enjoy things like that but my interests went in other directions - got caught up in the batiks, orientals and bright colors. I can honestly say I really enjoy all styles of quilting and have done most of them. I think it's safe to say that one's interests do change over the years when it comes to the work you actually do. One thing for certain, the fabric has really changed over the last twenty years.
I still wish I could do it all but realize I have done a lot. There are some pretty good sized UFO's hidden away at my house, but many, many more pieces have been finished. I am taking some pictures of some of my older work and will post those for you to see. (Click to enlarge)


joanne lendaro said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

I was just on the tisket a tasket site and I love the way Kim finished her block of the month on the flicker page. She used the nine patch as extra blocks around her applique blocks. What are you doing with all of yours. I finished my felted wool quilt today and delived it to Robyn H. for her expert quilting. I drew a blank for quilting this one and it will be a treat to have someone else finish it for me. I cant wait to see it. This quilt took me about 90 hours of work and went with me twice to Vermont.

Karen said...

Fabric sure has changed. I love seeing your earlier quilts. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

I, too, loved the Red Wagon style and fabrics. I did the same wallhanging you did with the children sledding. I put my three kids on the sled and used their favorite colors to dress them in plaids. It is still one of my favorites!. Love your blog. blessings, Lee Bowers