Tuesday, January 17, 2012

this, that, the other (again)

Thank you all so much for positive comments and encouragement on my Jubilee quilt.  It means so much to have a cheering section!

Several people commented on my Eagle quilt so I thought I'd review this quilt that I finished in 2008.

It's called "Obama For President" but I had to change that to "Olympic Eagle" (to be non-political) for the Vermont Quilt Show.  It is, to this day, the only eagle quilt I know featuring black eagles.  I named the quilt just after he spoke at the democratic convention...

It's a pattern from "antique quilts and how to make them".
I started it during the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics in Turin, Italy.  Another commemorative quilt?  yep. I guess it's one of my thangs.


I put an Olympic ring in each of the beaks and one of his tallons.


Here is a photo of me at the Vermont Quilt Show, 2008.  It was awarded a blue ribbon - very exciting!


So, what am I up to?
A little (more) of this-



And some of these-


And finally, how fun is this?  Beth is having a pincushion parade!  My pincushion cup runneth over!  Thank you to all my friends who have contributed to this collection.


Have a fun week!

33 comments:

beth said...

Wow! What a wonderful eagle quilt! I just love it! I also love the GREAT collection of pincushions you've got there...I tried to pick my favorite...but I love them all!

Karen said...

Thank you for explaining the eagle quilt. I think the black eagles are spectacular. I never would have guessed what they represent.
My favorite of your pincushions is the drum shaped one with birds on the side.

Susie said...

Love the eagle quilt!

libbyquilter said...

love the eagle quilt~!!~you and your quilts are going to go down in the history books~!

that is quite a collection of pincushions~!~ the house is pretty cool but i also like the one with prim birds on the side.

:-)
libbyQ

taylorsoutback said...

So glad you featured your eagle quilt story. It really is a special one! And congratulations on your blue ribbon - it is well deserved.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Barb - it's beautiful! I love how you caught all 5 Olympic rings Ben bough you only had 4 eagles. And I love those stars! I can't wait to see what you do with them!

Lynn Dykstra said...

the eagle quilt is wonderful--another election quilt coming up?

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Your eagle quilt is fantastic! The appliqué, the quilting, the design. I'd be shocked if you hadn't received the blue ribbon. Love your new stars too!

liz said...

Thanks for the background story to your marvellous quilt. It is a pleasure to look at. I enjoyed all your photos; what a diverse range of projects you are working on.

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your eagle quilt. It is so interesting to read the story that goes with it. It is a fabulous quilt and so beautifully quilted. Rewarding that it won a ribbon too :0)
I love your fabrics for the quilt-along. I just finished my blocks lastnight - now to choose setting fabric.

Nancy said...

Congrats on your blue ribbon award. Love those star blocks... great fabrics. And pincushions, bow ties, and more blocks galore. You have a wide variety of interests!

Lori said...

I love hearing about your quilts more then once!! I think you are the commemoritive quilt queen:)
YOu won't get bored with all your fun projects!!

Dawn Heese said...

Fantastic quilt Barb!

Belinda said...

Oh yes, I've been admiring that eagle quilt and NOW I know the story behind it....yes, I like stories!

I see you have been being berry berry busy too.....good stuff, and I would STEAL alllllll of your pincushions!!!

Janet said...

You have some fun things going on, I love seeing your eagle quilt and the stars look great. Love the pincushion parade!

Maureen said...

Love the eagle quilt and the story behind it! You are working on some amazing projects. I think you might be the pin cushion queen, too!

Alicia said...

The eagle quilt is lovely and you sure have a lot of Pincushions!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thank you for sharing the story of your eagle quilt with us. It really is so amazing!! I hope you keep it as your header for a while. I love your groovy stars!! And what a wonderful collection of pin cushions!!

Kathie said...

you know I love that eagle quilt!!!! fun pincushions....oh those chrome yellows are some of my favorites! can't wait to see your quilt.
Kathie

Lelia said...

thx for sharing your pincushions. The parade has been fun to follow .

Vivian said...

The history of quilts is fascinating to me, whether antiques or more recent ones. Thanks for sharing your story.
What fun you must be having, moving from one project to the next.
Your stars are gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Beautiful post. I too love the 'story' of a quilt as much as seeing the quilt. Your pin cushions are wonderful - how nice they have memories of friends.
Great WIPS - you have a wonderful way with prints/color.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! I just joined the pin cushion parade and I think you might have the most! And so cute! I think my favorite is the one that looks like a pie!! AND your beautiful blue ribbon quilt!

Letterpress said...

Another reason I'm such a fan--your great imagination and quilts! I love that you got all five Olympic rings in there (and I also love the original name, too). Well done--bravo!

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

lindaroo said...

Your eagle quilt is stunning, and the story behind it is wonderful. You certainly earned your blue ribbon.

Your pincushion collection is charming! I'd love to hear the stories behind them. Love the chickens and the pie, and my favorite is the 8-pt. star in the middle.

Sue-Anne said...

Your Eagle Quilt is fantastic Barb. I love that you have dedicated it to your President (who think is fantastic and hopes he gets re elected) and also included the Olympic Rings.

I am planning on starting Lori's quilt on the weekend, love all the ones I have seen on the internet so far.

You have a wonderful collection of pincushions there!

Jan said...

How exciting - a ribbon at Vermont! And, well deserved, I'm sure. I would love to see it in person.

rosarod said...

Hi Barb, I congratulate you many times! That quilt looks to show us an admirable job! and your pincushins too! greetings. Rose Marie

Mayleen said...

Oh dear, Barb. Everytime I come to your blog I want to start a new project! This time it was several new projects. Those pincushions are especially tempting today.

Kate said...

Eagles...love them. I really love your version of this pattern. I bought an old quilt top that I plan to restore as the green shields had shredded. Their feet were very peculiar too...really like your eagles feet!!!
The elements you add to your quilts which link to contemporary events is such an interesting factor....a little bit of history in each thing you do....very insightful.

Dixie said...

Was reading your blog during the President's speech tonight. I always enjoy listening to him - so inspiring!

Dixie said...

Was reading your blog during the President's speech tonight. I always enjoy listening to him - so inspiring!

linda said...

Great quilt, and I too have a thing for pin cushions!!