Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Fall and There Was a Quilt Show!

I found this great little tutorial for the cutest cloth pumpkins ever. Check them out.

You can find the tutorial here. The littlest pumpkins would make great place markers for a nice fall dinner (i.e. Thanksgiving). Just lean paper name tags against the stems--ADORABLE!

I had the opportunity to go to a quilt show put on by the Raintree Quilt Guild this past weekend. Since I'm in a fall kind of mood, I'll show you the fall quilts first. These first three quilts are by Karen Hampton. They are all for sale. Check out her website here.

Fall Trio
Pebble and Leaf
Northern Lights

This next quilt is called Autumn Vines and was pieced by Darlene Robinett and quilted by Linda Bolen. It was a block-of-the-month quilt at a local quilt shop.

Since I'm on a "fall kick" was SO beautiful that my husband and I felt like we just HAD to get outside. We decided to make a trip to the Huber Family Farm in southern Indiana. Here is a pic of my husband with lots of big, beautiful pumpkins. I LOVE the orange of those pumpkins!

Back to the quilt show...this next quilt was meticulously pieced by Karen Long Miller and BEAUTIFULLY machine quilted by Rita English. I think if you click the picture you can get a close up look at the quilt.

I have a soft spot in my heart for antique quilts. This quilt is a Boston Commons and was HAND pieced and HAND quilted by Minnie Boekenhoff; it was made in the 1930s. The granddaughter, Linda Bolen, (who owns the quilt) was told by her mother that this was a quilt kit. There is A LOT of quilting on this quilt. It was interesting to see the edge finishing. The edges are turned under and whip stitched shut with TINY little stitches.

It just looked so soft and cuddly. I REALLY wanted to touch it but refrained. I DID take a close up so you could see the beautiful hand quilting on this one.
I love a good quilt show, and I love fall. I'm a happy gal!


1 comment:

LA Paylor said...

the third little quilt, northern lights is incredible!
I love autumn too,and the color of pumpkins is so energizing against a blue sky. We love color don't we??
Thanks for such a fun posting.
LeeAnna Paylor