Friday, April 2, 2010

String-A-Long Quilt Show, Part Two

Vicki's and my friend, Pat, was the Featured Quilter at the show. I think you will agree that she makes some incredible quilts. She has a free and easy way of putting fabric together, which makes her quilts really distinctive. This medallion she calls her Concentric Quilt. Our little group of about seven of us (we call ourselves The Spamettes) exchange components - half square triangles, nine patches...this is the quilt that Pat made with our four patch exhange. We made them at 4.5 inches, including seam allowance. She used hers that size, without cutting them down. We all just love this quilt! This log cabin is special to me. At Miss Mary's Quilting Cottage in Lafayette, Indiana, Pat was working on finishing these blocks up. She told me that this one was for me. A someday quilt to be passed down. She asked how I wanted them to be set. Having seen an antique log cabin that looked as if they just threw the blocks in the air and sewed them how they landed, I asked her to do that. It's a really fun quilt, I think! The quilt on the left is an antique top that Pat bought at an auction, and had machine quilted by her daughter, Susan. Yummy! The one on the right was made from her birthday blocks. They really stand out when set on point, with a fabulous blue. This photo is really a teaser. Just corners of others quilts that we will post. The one in the hoop was started from charm squares with light corners. Pieced like the Exquisite block. This is unquilted, and one of the few non full sized quilts that Pat has made.




8 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love the first one, I think I might try this later this year, my hubby would love this design. Lovely quilt photos, really enjoy seeing them.

beth said...

lovely, lovely quilts!

Kathie said...

Oh Jan I love these quilts, Oh I want to be a spamette too!!!! I love swapping components too!
the last one in the hoop I have a quilt started like that!!!! Love that log cabin quilt , how fun she just sewed it together and what a wonderful present for you. Lucky you!!!!!
can you email me
Kathie

Janet said...

I love them all, I'm drooling! Of course I'd love to see more, especially the double nine patch

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Meredith said...

They are all so nice, the two blue ones hanging side by side caught my eye.

Kath said...

I love the star quilt in your Blog header, i would like to know more about it.best wishes from England

Barb said...

Great Quilts
I love the funky log cabin setting and the blue ones -
thanks for the fun post