Friday, July 2, 2010

Green Mountained Pieced Goodness

Happy Friday

Before today's post, let me take a moment and say Thank You to Teresa, of Fabric Therapy, for the lovely give away that I received in  the mail.  I can't wait to use these beautiful shirtings.

 As previously promised here are the pieced quilts that I liked at the recent Vermont Quilt Festival.

This was a very clever and fun Grandmother's Flower Garden all done in Chicken Fabric!  How fun is that?

Since making my pineapple quilt, I find them interesting to study.  A lot can go into the planning of these quilts.

Of course, I LOVED this one - toile', lovely...

I guess this is applique' - it's joyful isn't it?
Here are the minis.  The upper quilt won first place and best mini.  It was beaded and was a whole cloth.  My vote personally was for the quilt under it.  It was a pieced log cabin and meticulously done!

We decided to take the NY thruway home through the Adirondacks.  We took the car ferry, which was fun.

We stopped in Schroon Lake and ate lunch at a local (and I mean local) diner/coffee shop.

Here is the decor - mounted lake fish.
 And painted saw blades.  I do apologize for the fuzzy photos, but I turned off my flash so as not to attract attention.  We didn't look like we were from around those parts.  It reminded me of the fishing places in Wisconsin from my childhood.

I wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!!


  1. Such lovely quilts!! I agree with you on the mini- the tiny log cabin is amazing!!

    I bet you ladies really fit in at the diner!! Seriously I love going to "local" places. It really gives you a feel for the whole area. Love the mounted fish!!

  2. Thanks for the great quilt show!!! Hard to pick favorites, but I love the first one and the mini log cabin!

    That's so funny that you didn't want to use your flash...I grew up down south and it was hard to tell about the locals. Sometimes, they would have been proud that you were taking pictures to remember their lovely decor. Other times, you might end up on the wall, mounted like a fish trophy.

    Ya never know...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  3. Beautiful quilts, especially that first one WOW!!


  4. Schroon Lake is in NY... My daughter lives up a little N. of Warrensburg. Use to camp in the Adirondacks all in there... lovely.
    The lone star one is a pattern by Judie Rothermel I think. Oh how I adore chickens and would LOVe to see this one in person. Was it very large? These are all so gorgeous! You know how I feel about toiles! and the one w/the column fabric is so English looking. thank you so much for sharing, they've really inspired me! :)

  5. OMG, I know exactly where you dined in Schroon Lake, we have a house just down the road from there and have eaten there too!
    Thanks for sharing the VQF!!!

  6. Oh how I wish I could have gone to that show! Those quilts are spectacular and I'd return home with inspiration to start something new. ;)
    The local diner looks *quaint*. Can anyone really get tired of seeing mounted trophy fish..and painted saw blades? ;)

  7. Thanks for all of the quilts that you've shared the last few days. Particularly love the hourglass with the pillar print border; wow! Can't get over the chicken GFG, either - that so many chicken fabrics had been printed. Makes me think of a Halloween one.
    Looks like you had a great time!

  8. Those are beautiful quilts! I especially like the first two.

    Ahem, I confess to own a painted saw blade! Its safely hidden away in the basement.

  9. I love them all, but my favourite is the muted coloured one after the chickens. Mini quilts always fascinate me, but I'd never have the time or the patience to make one. I bet they take longer to make than a full sized quilt.

    Thanks for the show, by the way, what did you eat in the diner?

  10. The quilt with the Lone Star center is a great scrappy quilt. That is the one that seems to "grab me" the most.

    The hexie quilt with the chicken fabrics is an unusual use of fabric for this style quilt but it works.

  11. What a wonderful quilt show, I especially love the applique quilts from the previous post - amazing work! Poor Coco, I hope she has settled down now that you're home and doesn't destroy any more toys!

  12. What wonderful, wonderful quilts - thanks for sharing them! I love the border on the purple and green pineapple quilt. Those first 2 quilts are incredible. :0)

  13. Those quilts were absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing with me!

  14. Thanks for posting my quilt. "Joyful" is an adjective that I'll take any day!

  15. I've really enjoyed these quilt festival posts. What a lot of work in some of them -- thanks for sharing!

  16. LOVE that super scrappy pinapple quilt and that flirty fun dresden plate with the small appliqued circles is fabulous~!!~

    a little quilt show: thank you~!


  17. Thanks for showing all those wonderful quilts!!


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