Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quilts By The Bay

The weather has turned a bit on the chilly side.  I do love the fall, but today was a little too nippy too soon for me.  We were down in Barnegat overnight and I took in the Historic Society's Quilts By the Bay event.  A quilt would be nice and comfy on a day like today.  Here are a few that I liked.

These first two are done with a block of the month pattern.  This one is done with the fabrics selected by the shop doing the BOTM.  The second one was done with fabric that the quilter had in her stash.  Each one is pretty in it's own way.

I liked this crazy quilt wall hanging.  There were so many interesting little "finds" that the quilter included. 

This piece below reminded me of a quilt top that I have sitting in a box in our closet, though it's not this colorful.  The piece I have was done by my paternal grandmother with triangles cut from the shirts of her five boys.  My mother asked for it when my grandmother passed.  I was one at the time.  Some of the triangles have moth damage as it contained various shirt fabrics including silk.  I really should get someone to finish it properly and get it out of the box. 

I love the oriental theme of this little wall hanging below.  The kimono and chopsticks are so dimensional and the flowers really take my breath away in that color. 

I have some more pictures I'll share in the future. For now I'll be joining these to Pink Saturday.


  1. Wowza! Those are the coolest! My sister has taken up quilting in her retirement! I will send a link to your blog to her! I love that you have a cherished family quilt Lorraine! What a wonderful thing to pass down in the family!

    You always do such fun things and I enjoy your sharing it with all of us!

  2. Beautiful quilts! I once had a knitting bag on which I'd patched a quilted square with that basket and flower pattern. I think I like the shop-supplied fabrics slightly better, but hard to choose. The crazy one is great, but the bottom one - oh my, it's like origami! Amazing.

  3. Oh, the guilt....I think I'll call it "Quilt Guilt" and start a new fad.

    I have two, 1/4 finished, quilts. After I started them, I decided to make little glass cases and cosmetic bags out of the quilted material. Easy and finished in an evening......but still no quilt.

  4. You know I love all the quilts - of course! How are you feeling? Better, I hope.

  5. Those are all lovely, I especially love the kimono quilt. Happy PS!


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