Friday, September 26, 2008

New to You

I'm skipping out on watching Top Gear with the guys. Top Gear for those who don't know what I'm writing about is a show from England. Top Gear was watched faithfully by my crew the three years we lived in England on BBC. Oh my gosh, you should have heard the excitement here at the house when we discovered it was on television here! If there is ever anything you wanted to learn about cars from the British you'll want to check it out. It can be very humorous. But as I said, I'm skipping it this evening so I can post some "new to you." Thinking about quilting is much more fun than thinking about cars and how fast they can go.

The following pictures have been waiting to be posted to share. I have many. This little one was made by my friend Claire as a going away friendship quilt when I left England. It is a Lori Smith pattern and hangs in my quilt studio.

Here's another quilt in the quilt studio and also from my friend Claire. It is such a fun and cheery quilt that hangs in the quilt studio above the cutting table. It makes me smile to think of her every time I see it.

My only 30's fabric quilt is below. I had a few 30's fat quarters and Claire had a handful more. This pattern appeared in a magazine a few years back and I decided to use up those 30's prints just as the pattern. I convinced Claire to make it too. Claire and I each made two of these; one to keep and one for a gift. It is probably one of the only times we made two at the same time. (really need to do that more) Anyway, as we worked on them I learned for the first time that Claire doesn't even like butterflies. Just too funny because I'm not real keen on 30's until I see something abolutely adorable that somebody else has made! This quilt is also one you see upstairs in my home. My more colorful quilts upstairs and more antique, old-looking tea dyes in the main area. If you look back to my older post you can quickly see what I mean.

7 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Thanks for the quilt showing :o) Very nice!

Lorraine said...

Pretty quilts....and thanks for sharing them.....I am doing some hand stitching while I watch the AFL (Aussie footy) Grand Final....I don't follow either team so it doesn't matter to me who wins...!

Wendy said...

I'm glad you skipped out on watching Top Gear, your new to me quilts are so adorable. Claire sure is a excellent quilter. What a good friend to give these to you.

Karen said...

OH BOY I love that flower quilt - do you know the pattern for it.

Hugs - Karen

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your quilts. Thanks for the show.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Those star flowers are simply tooo cute. Who did the pattern?

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