Gwen gave this lecture at our guild meeting on friday.
Gwen shared some of the many observations she has made by studying old quilts and how she employs them in her own quilts. Many of the innovative ways that quilters in the mid-1800s solved design problems or fabric shortages are great ideas for us to use in our quilting to add interest, movement and a little whimsy.
Gwen created this quilt using ideas from an old quilt. I love the "make do" blocks and all the little bits of filler in this wonderful quilt.
Old quilts are an endless supply of creative ideas for us quilters today.
She shared with us these quilts using solids and various piecing techniques and styles.
Half Square Triangles
Liberated Log Cabin construction
I really love the soft yet bold pallet of this quilt. The black binding is the perfect frame.
Love the sticks on the outside borders here.
Black add spark and life to this soft quilt.
Rail fence piecing
Coins or strippy piecing
While these quilts look fresh and modern, they are created using age old piecing styles. We can do this!
At lunch before the meeting, my wonderful Cupcake friends, Jill and Susan, gave me a special gift to celebrate my win at the recent Lancaster quilt show. It's a lovely, one of a kind, potholder from a Lancaster quilt shop.
They looked through a hundred to find just the right one -
Gwen is coveting it!
Joke's on me! Thanks girls you are the best!
Back soon with a report on the Liberated Basket workshop I took on Saturday. We learned how to make baskets like this: