Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Charming quilts shown at Glendale show

Here's a closeup of one of my favorites, a small quilt (maybe 2 feet square). It was called What Color is Spring? by Doralee Dohnel, based on pattern from Bareroots of Sierra Cottons & Wools.

A similarly-designed quilt, based on open squares, was this scrappy beauty.

There were several old family quilts in the show, and this was a fine example of one similar to the pattern I know as Trip Around the World.

I like quilts with patterns made of hexagons -- often they are entirely handpieced. Here are two from the show.

Modern Quilts

This bird of paradise plant, slightly larger than life, used an interesting method of sewn tucks to give texture to the leaves.

And here's a small portion of a very bright quilt.

-- Rachel