Is this lady and her quilt adorable? I'm cracking up this morning thinking I took a photo of a stranger. Maybe deep down I'd like her to be my grandma!! I went to a small quilt show in Pleasant Hill yesterday and she was quilting on this quilt that her Grandmother made!! Is that chrome yellow amazing?!! She was so cute and I loved talking with her. She had been a missionary to the Philippines for 30 years and made her first quilt by hand while she was there. I left her some information on the Oregon Quilt Project and explained to her (and a few others) that we need to document these terrific stories and quilts.
This was another 3 generation quilt. Her grandmother pieced the block, her mom set it with sashing and she hand quilted it.
I thought this handmade doll was pretty charming and couldn't help but snap a photo.
Does anybody think this Sunbonnet Sue needs to go on a diet? LOL
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you should know what type of quilts I like. Which book does NOT belong?
If you guessed this book you are correct. I picked up these books at the quilt show yard sale and really have been wanting to read Jean Well's book. I'm fascinated with the turn her quilting has taken. I see Central Oregon in many of these quilts and I love that she shows the photographs she was inspired by. I read it and am ready to pass it on to one of my blog readers. Even if you never plan on making an art quilt there are a lot of good lessons to be learned about color, design, inspiration and lines in this book.
Leave a comment and I'll draw a winner at the end of the week.
PS. Darlene suggested that the applique quilt in my header is a thistle. I think she's right!!! Thanks!!
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