Chronicles of a Quilter, Crafter, Reader, and Traveler
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Festival Quilts--Especially for Jo, Sharon, and Rosemary!
My friends Jo, Sharon, and Rosemary share my passion for blue and white china. (We often threaten to "borrow" something blue and white from one another's homes--borrow permanently, that is!) I've admitted to this passion in my "About Me" at the right, where I explain the "Alice" wall hanging. A quilt in Houston made me think these friends. It was in a section I almost skipped--the quilts in "Merit Hand Quilting." Having long ago abandoned hand quilting, I thought that was one I could pass by. But then this quilt caught my eye! Not only is it totally hand quilted, and beautifully and intricately done, but it features blue and white vases and pitchers, all different, each holding a lovely appliqued bouquet. The containers were obviously designed by the quilter and carefully constructed and appliqued, not an easy task with those delicate handles on many! The flowers are hand appliqued. So above is that gorgeous quilt, which as you see won a blue ribbon, and below, some close-up views of it:
This is a close-up of the lovely border design.
Here you can see close-up views of
the variously-designed containers.
I studied each one to choose my
favorite, and this one won--perhaps
because I so love tulips!