Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thirteen Quilts

Here are the thirteen quilts. One is out of order but that really doesn't matter. This one is called Holiday House Wall Quilt - is quick and easy. The book it came from also has tree skirts, table runners and more.

A Path Less Traveled is made with fat quarters.
Harlequin Carnival Quilt uses fat quarters and this particular one uses Mardis Gras colors.
A log cabin that says the designer shows her freehand, no-mark and no-stress techniques.
This one was my favorite, I Spy Squares Quilt, which the designer says you can never appreciate an I Spy quilt until you've seen a child play with one. Over 100 different fabrics were used for this one. Children discover and rediscover hidden pictures.
Sunflowers of Provence is an interpretation by the designer.
A Scrappy Nine Patch Quilt shows quilters basic skills needed to succeed at machine quilting and uses vintage fabrics.
I Spy Hearts Quilt - another I Spy quilt for children using heart shapes.
Butterfly Garden Quilt uses hand-dyed fabrics for the background and features decorative stitching and beads.
This was my second favorite, the Floral Fiesta Quilt, simply because it is easy to piece and is a good quilt to ease into machine quilting.
Bloomin' Hearts Quilt uses fusible applique.
Solar Twist Quilt supposedly teaches you to learn to hear what your quilt top is saying as far as how you quilt it.
This was the "extra" quilt pattern on the inside of the cover called Frosty Friends quilt. It is another fusible applique and uses a lot of buttons for details.
Remember you can click on the photo for a close-up look. Hope you enjoyed this tour of the thirteen quilts. And you might want to get your own calendar.


APA said...

Oh, yes. I can totally see why you like the I Spy Squares. I think that's my favorite, too...fun, bright, an adventure in play! And I like the Path Less Traveled. All gorgeous, all wonderful to live through the year with!

audreypawdrey said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! I also liked the I Spy Squares. It is so vibrant and fun!