Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stars in the Valley Part II

Hello!

Before I share the second round of quilts from the Warwick, NY quilt show, I thought I'd show my fabric (new project) purchase.

This is a luscious Alexander Henry print called "siva nataraia". Which refers to the statue, natarai, having it's left foot raised and Lord Siva - salvation. The colors are so beautiful and I love the purple elephants.

I intend to use it to make another 4-patch posie quilt. Here is one that I made summer of 2008 and used as a baby gift. These are similar to the one block wonders, but only use 4 squares for the blocks. You can see the fabric on the border that was used to make the blocks.

I also purchased this beautiful Kaffe print - delicious!


And my best purchase of the day was this vintage (ha) ceramic Christmas tree. Now, I know this isn't for everyone, but I have a collection of them that started with my Grandmother's, aka Nana, aka Gertrude.
I'm thinking of giving the Dickens' Village a break and displaying all my trees on the piano this year - They actually are quite charming when grouped.

and it was $3.00, yes that's right - priceless.


Okay on with the rest of the quilts -

Isn't this remarkable?

I think I'd rather like to try this one day -


I loved the dancing lanterns -
Great use of border prints here.


I'm studying pineapple quilts after making mine - they are an interesting subject.



This was in interesting strippy quilt -


Tomorrow is clothesline tote day again and I'm hoping to finish it.

Have a great day and I hope you find time to do some sewing.

15 comments:

  1. I have a collection of the ceramic Christmas trees also. I display them by grouping them on my buffet, along with my collection of lighted quilt shops (and a bowling alley for my DH)

    Thanks for the photos of the wonderful quilts.

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  2. Great quilts, LOVE the second to last photo....very dynamic though a simple pattern.

    Crispy

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  3. Just when I think I know you, you go and reveal more of your true self! Ceramic trees ~ Who knew? Glad to see you enjoying so many local quilt shows.

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  4. Beautiful quilts thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow, so how do you do this? Do you fuzzy cut four of the same bits of fabric for each block?
    Looks great
    Christine

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  6. Thanks for sharing the quilt show pictures. They are so wonderful to drool over. I have started a four patch posie. They are a lot of fun. I've even designed the setting, just need to get to the cutting!

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  7. The Purple Elephants is a wonderful piece of fabric. I love all the quilts but the basket one is so unique with the little handles all around the edge!

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  8. The little tree is so kitchy!! I lok forward to seeing them displayed this coming year.
    What lovely fabric! It looks so rich and vibrant!!!

    Great quilt show, as usual. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great fabric, wonderful quilts and a what about that tree, love it. It looks like sweets stuck to it.

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  10. Well you brought back some memories with that Christmas tree. I made one many years ago...I think gave it away after all the moves in the military...weight limits and all. Perhaps that one was mine? Hee!
    Fantastic show and share!!

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  11. Absolutely lovely quilts. That elephant fabric is quite a find!

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  12. Hi Janet -
    Thanks for visiting - you are set up an a non-reply blogger - so I couldn't email you a note.
    I'm looking forward to using the elephant fabric!
    barb

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  13. Great quilts! That loopy edge looks like a complicated Sharon Schamber thing.
    I think my Mom has a tree like that.
    I need a Coco fix.

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  14. really REALLY like that string quilt that is second to the last one shown~great use of scraps and fabulously fun results~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

    p.s. i followed the link from a comment that you left at Humble Quilts becuase i noticed that you were also participating in the strawberry fields quiltalong. i'm just now choosing a setting fabric for my blocks . . . a little slow but it's getting there.

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  15. I photographed that pine tree quilt with the wonderful border at the Vermont quilt festival in 2009. Loved how she had used that border.

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