Sunday, April 18, 2010

Halloween in April

Taking a spin from 'Christmas in July', but no tricks here - all treats thanks to the antique quilt exhibit at the Chicago International Quilt Festival.  The two quilts below were the 'show greeters' (detail at left) - front and center as you walked in.  I was so busy taking pictures I didn't get any quilt dates.  I wish my camera allowed note attachment to pictures - something to look for when the current one needs replacing.  The exhibit included over 25 quilts - some exceptional pieces.  Stay tuned!

 


I've been working on Lightning from 'Better Homes & Gardens Quilting Pieces of the Past'.  I added two rows to make the quilt square (11 rows total) which computes to 55 full pyramids and 11 partial.  All sections are pieced and ready to sew into rows.  The background fabric is by Mary Koval from Windham - Mary's Favorite Blues II (1810 - 1890).  This fabric reads as a black, but is actually a deep, deep brown.  No sewing in my schedule this week, but I'm anxious to sew a couple rows together!


11 comments:

Kathie said...

oh I was wondering if you two were going to the show
can't wait to see more!
scary! I have that book and that quilt has a sticky on the page. GREAT BOOK btw!
I have always loved that quilt and need to find the right fabric thats a great choice of fabric from Mary Koval.

ann hermes said...

Waiting for more beautiful quilts. How come I don't have that book? How could I have missed it!

beth said...

Your Lightning looks wonderful!!

Karen said...

The maker of the first Lone Star quilt certainly took good advantage of design print for her background.

Dixie said...

Oh my - your lightning quilt is great! Just love that Better Homes and Garden Book - many happy hours have passed looking at it. The Mary Koval background is perfect. Enjoyed the pictures from the Chicago quilt festival - looks like it was wonderful!

Janet said...

The quilts at the show would have been amazing to see in real life. I don't have the book so don't know what you're making but I like the little bit you've done so far.

Lori said...

The antique quilts are fantastic!!!

I love the quilt you are doing. Is it going together pretty easy? I have that book and quite a few scrappy hst:)

Barb said...

I've heard the antique quilts at the show were wonderful - glad you got to see them.
I love the pyramids you're working on, great choice of blue with the scraps.

Sharon said...

Fantastic pyramid you are working on...are you doing it by hand? I love it! Don't know if I should try it...can't wait to see yours finished, it looks awesome!

珮瑜珮瑜 said...

thanks................................................

KathieB said...

I guess I should have made the trek to Rosemont. I'm liking those Lone Stars, especially since I'm struggling with what to do with the setting pieces in my own LS.