Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stars in the Valley Part II


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.


Melinda said...

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.

Crispy said...

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


Diane said...

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.

Marj said...

Beautiful quilts thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

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

Shasta said...

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!

Sue-Anne said...

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!

Lori said...

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.

Janet said...

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

Quilt Hollow said...

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!!

janet said...

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

Barb said...

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!

Mary said...

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.

libbyquilter said...

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


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.

Sue said...

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