Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Poole Forge Quilts

My friend Jill visited Poole Forge the week before Lancaster and sent me these photos.

The rock building is so cool. Here in the west our "historic" places don't compare with the old places you find east of the Mississippi.
It looks like it was a gorgeous day.

I've seen a few photos of quilts from this exhibit but I haven't seen these beauties in blogland yet. I am a huge fan of Sawtooth Stars and am crazy about this version.

A little bit of everything in this one. I love a good scrap quilt!!

The same Jill who sent me the photos also has her quilt on the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting. As soon as I saw the cover I loved it and it didn't surprise me one bit it was hers.

I've actually been working on a few things, including this little bird scissor fob. This is my trial model and I think I can change a few things to make it even cuter.

All of the photos I've taken recently of the quiltalong have disappeared. I'm so bummed!! I'm going to try and recreate the piecing and retake photos today. Look for it soon!!

We are opening another Weight Watcher meeting in Central Oregon, this time in Sisters. I've been a bit busy with that, but once we get open, everything should fall into place and there won't be so much work involved. If you are going to be here for the Sister's Quilt show and need to find a WW meeting, we'll be there!! I'd love to meet you!!


  1. I love the sawtooth star quilt with the millions of triangles. How soon are you going to make one? Make me one, too.

  2. Wow, Lori, those first two photos are so pretty. What's up with the sawtooth stars inside the ocean waves blocks; is it an antique? I love it.

  3. very cool antique quilt and i agree with sewprimitive karen; it looks like an ocean waves which utilized the larger spaces for the star block.
    . . . makes me wonder what other blocks could be placed within that space . . .


  4. again so nice of JILL to share these pictures with you
    of course we want to see more!
    I sure wish I could have gone to see this exhibit.

  5. I fell in love with that quilt when I got the APQ magazine on Saturday! Maybe someday.....

  6. Love both of these quilts! Don't recall seeing a star within an ocean waves before.

  7. I love the block in that first quilt too.

  8. Lovely photos Lori, such beautiful countryside. And the sawtooth star - what can I say? Always love them and this one has such great colours.

  9. Oh look at all the yummy star quilts! I found your blog today and hope to visit alot more!

  10. Good to know I had blogged about the AP&Q being a good one! Small world!!

  11. I love stars and I love scrap too. These are terrific quilts. I'd never have thought to put stars in ocean waves.

  12. Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Thanks you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

  13. Oh I love that star quilt! I especially love the green!

  14. I love the little bird fob!!!!
    I just got my magazine in the mail....loved the quilt on the cover!

  15. It's such a treat to see the old quilts! The star block in the Ocean Waves is so clever. I hadn't seen that before.
    Sorry to hear your pics went missing. I hope it's not too much trouble to get what you need for the quilt along?
    I love your scissors fob. So cute with the little birdie! :)

  16. Don't you just love old quilts, full of stitches and love? Gorgeous weather, it looks like!

  17. I love that quilt on the cover. As soon as I saw it, I began to wonder when I could start it. I agree with you that Jill makes wonderful quilts. How great that you can see them up close.

  18. Those pictures are delightful inspiration! Thank you.~
    Your fob is sweet too.

  19. Oooh, that scissors fob looks like a fun little project! Did you make up the pattern? I'm going to have to see that issue of American Patchwork - love the cover!

  20. You are so right about the history here in the east . . . . it's hard for a west-coast type such as myself to comprehend sometimes *s*

  21. Lori -
    come out next year for the show!
    Poole forge was great and the setting really is lovely.
    Hoooray for Jill -

  22. Love those quilts! Also Jill's quilt in the magazine is a winner! And such a cute little birdie~


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