I have a few more random quilts to show, plus a technique that I find to be really interesting. If I was into quilting it might be the path that I would head down.
Heck, since I’ve talked about it I guess that’s what I’ll start with…
This quilt looks neat, doesn’t it? All of those beautiful patterns and colors go so well together.
There’s a reason why they go so well together…
I know! It blows my mind, too.
If it’s not, it should be called the Kaleidoscope technique because that’s what those squares remind me of when I look at them. How many of you had a kaleidoscope when you were a kid? Such a silly little thing, but it kept you entertained, didn’t it?
Just sit and soak it in for a bit…
My mom explained how it’s done, but I was only half listening because I was too busy just looking.
Very old world style.
This wasn’t at the quilt show (in fact it’s laid on my mom’s bed for this picture), but this is a quilt that my mom made using the same kaleidoscope technique. So this is what it would look like if you didn’t separate every block with a border.
She loved the colors, which were more impressive in person. She liked the black and yellow mixed with the soothing tones of gray. She had made a quilt with black and gold, but my friend bought it for her sister who is a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan. That definitely wasn’t the thought my mom had in mind when she made it!
See all of those little squares within the blocks? They are pieced squares! With very tiny stitches!
See how small the pinwheels are when I’ve put my big ol’ hand up to it?
I love to do tiny cross stitching, but I think that this quilting style might cause me to go over the edge of insanity.
No, thank you!
Moving right along…
It probably has Banty Rooster syndrome…
These ornaments are all essentially wood inlays on plywood.
You really had to see these in person to truly appreciate their beauty.
If I had more patience I might try to convince Jay to help me with this. You can’t cut these little pieces on a table saw, though.
There was enough variety that it wasn’t like you were seeing the same quilt all of the time.
There was such a big variety!
<I’m not sure if that was the intent behind this quilt, but it screams SWEDISH to me… which I am… >
Now, as one of my favorite quilts at the show would say…
Live Long and May the Force Be With You