I'm all ready, there is my 3 page handout, free patterns and my vintage charm squares I passed around and let the quilters pick a couple to take as a favor. In no particular order - because I have no idea what the order is now - I'm showing my quilts and talking about vintage, reproduction and Japanese repro fabrics.
There I am, camera shy Nanette peeking out from behind this feedsack quilt. Flora is on the left and Laura on the right (in pink) and you can see them in various poses throughout the pictures, I'm sure they are thrilled to have bits and pieces of them on my blog. Not! This is a quilt that Natalie has dubsed from the Egg Money Quilts book by Eleanor Burns . All the fabrics are vintage feed sacks - no repros. I love the turquoise fabric and I think it adds to the vintage flavor of the quilt.
I call this quilt 'Dishes on the Cupboard Shelf' and it was based loosely on a pattern in a quilt magazine several years ago. I changed it up some, of course and I adore this bright orange vintage kitchen fabric in the border.
This is another quilt with either all feedsacks or plain fabric in vintage colors, most of which I think I got from Glenna years ago. Its hard to tell but there are appliqued cups and saucers, teapots and flowers. This quilt really needed plain fabric sashing instead of this print, but I learned from this what looks best. I love it anyway. The best part of this quilt is that my daughter Shelbie hand quilted it. So its very special. Eek thats a bad picture. I'll have to show the detail another day.
I've shown this on my blog before but its an apple quilt from Quilting with my Sister - Barbara and Teri. A fabulous book that I've made several quilts from. You can't see in this picture but it has vintage apple fabric around the border from a 70's print.
These 2 are quilts I've shown on my blog, too. These were made a few years ago when our local quilt group had a stash challenge. And as Flora told the class - I won. I'm pretty competitive. I try to put vintage fabric in every stash quilt just because I love them so much and it adds character to a quilt, I think.
This is another repeat for my regular readers. But the border fabric was a quilt group challenge too, last year. Most of the ladies in our group passed on it. So I won yet again. (Just an FYI - I'm not winning this years challenge. Its the 'Omygosh' quilt and I passed. But I'll get them next year!)
This is the baby sized dress quilt. This is not the pattern I will be coming out with, but my pattern will be my own dress quilt and should be done by the end of the summer.
Me peeking again over one of my fan quilts. It has vintage and reproduction fabric in the fans and fussy cut corners. And yes this time I used lots of white so your eye can appreciate each individual fan.
Another feedsack quilt. All the fans are made from real feedsack pieces that I appliqued while our family took a trip across the US in 2004. Not the best picture.
Ok, yes I know this picture is sideways but I put the quilt facing the right direction and not the room. I know it makes Laura look like she walks on walls but I couldn't put the picture up with the quilt in the wrong direction. This is a vintage border fabric with umbrellas that I searched months for. I got it at Sharon's Rick Rack fabric located near where I grew up in Pennsylvania. It was pricey but I didn't need much.