Archive for May, 2009
I’ve been pulling together and checking a couple of lovely vintsge quilt kits that are due to go out to their new owners tomorrow. I’m impressed all over again at the high quality and good design that has gone into these kits; and all over again, I wish I had time to stitch these up. Neither of them are readily available any more on the secondary market and although I will try to replace them for my inventory I doubt I will be able to.
While trolling through my storage system to pull these for mailing, I came upon two glorious kits I had almost forgotten I had and the one that I will check and photograph tomorrow appears to be completed or almost so – it is an extremely rare and very vintage one that judging by the fragile and shattered paper black and white picture dates from the late 1930’s or early 1940’s – a rare treasure indeed.
I will first offer it (as is) for sale, but may very well decide to finish it for sale through my website and quilt studio or at one of several quilt shows I will be exhibiting at this summer.
The two pictured above are going to give much joy to their new owners.
Below are pictures of two recently finished and delivered projects that I worked on over the past winter. Both are one of a kind, hand pieced and hand appliqued quilts, which were finished with careful and detailed hand quilting.
Above is a queen sized quilt inspired by a 19th century quilt in a Pennsylvania museum. You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see all the careful handquilting. The client is a woman living in the Washington DC area, who is delighted with the results, and we are already working on a follow-up commission to this one.
Above is my very latest finish – a strippy Amish style quilt top just waiting to be handquilted once I decide in conjunction with its new owner on the patterns to be used. It is a square 60×60 inches, which is a lapquilt size. It is striking – girly without being cutesy.
Presenting Janet’s Indigo Baskets! This is a small quilt that would look great as a wallhanging, a baby’s crib quilt, a tabletopper or just thrown over a chair. It is 40 inches square.