I mentioned in Monday’s Current Reading post that Barbara has been busy working on some new quilts. These things take time; there is a lot of design work, a lot of fabric choices, an awful lot of piecing to make these things. She’s been working over the last couple of months on two. Here they are, partially completed, on the design wall in her quilt studio. Both of these quilts will be wall hangings.
The left photo shows both unfinished quilts on the design board. She doesn’t usually have more than one up at a time, but I wanted to show both for this post.
Middle photo shows (on the left) an as yet unnamed quilt, which will still need borders, backing and binding.
The right photo shows the quilt named Cinco de Mayo. It still has a number of blocks left to be made, as well as borders, back, binding and the rest.
Nice! I particularly like the Cinco de Mayo one, but both are impressive. I take my hat off to creative people, which I am not.
Thanks. It’s my opinion that everyone is creative, but not all express it.
Quotes from Kitty: “Wow!” “Fantastic!” “Oh, my gosh! What a talent!” “And I thought the Drunkard’s Path I did was difficult!”
Quote from me: “Beautiful, Barbara!”
Thank you, Kitty, thank you Jerry. Barbara likes making quilts that give her a challenge, and she’s been experimenting with bright colors (thus the Cinco quilt)..
Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous. And a lot of work, very intricate. And great colors and patterns.
I spent a few years quilting when I was younger … really I did some piecing of squares and some applique but only quilted on very small pieces and never got very good at that part.
Thanks, Tracy. All it takes is time and practice. Well, plus some skill…
Wow! I can’t begin to imagine how much time, effort, and dedication one of these takes. Hats off to Barb.
Patrick is a quilter so I’ve seen how much work goes into one of these projects. Impressive!
Thanks, George. It’s cool that Patrick does this work too.
Wow. She is amazing. Wall hangings is the way to go. You run out of beds pretty quickly.
Thanks you, Patti. Oh, we already have so many extra bed sized quilts we rotate several times a year on the beds, but yes, these will go on the wall, though we already have so many wall quilts we rotate several times a year.
Extremely handsome work.
Beautiful work. My mother-in-law is a quilter and has made beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren and now great- grandchildren over the years. I know the amount of effort and dedication and talent that goes into creating such wonderful work. How fortunate you’ll be to see that vibrant work hanging on your walls soon.