Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Tiny Quilt

I went to a quilt show last week

and fell in love with a tiny quilt!

And the lady that made it was kind enough

to allow me to take photos!

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If anyone recognizes the pattern of this little Sunbonnet Sue,

please let me know!

 I love the beautiful detail!

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So many lovely quilts...

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so much talent!

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Do you love quilts?

What’s your favorite design?

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

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49 comments:

Donnie said...

My sweet mil made us all quilts and we treasure them. She used scissors and cardboard templates she had for a long time. She also used old clothes and blankets for her fabric. Such hard work but just lovely. I love your little sunbonnet Sue quilt.

Carol said...

They're all beautiful! They make a very pretty mosaic!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

They are all so pretty. I like quilts, but have never actually owned one...not sure why...I will have to be on the look out for one now. XO

Cindy said...

There is nothing like a beautiful quilt on a bed or on your favorite chair for a wrap. Each of these are beautiful!

Pamela said...

I love quilts. I used to have an elderly lady that made so many. Lucky for me she made me three!
My favourite would have to the yo-yo quilt! I wish I had one all in pink. A childhood friend had one and I adored it!!
Pamela xo

Diane Writes said...

They are all beautiful. But what I love about quilts is the fact that they are a product of meticulous hands and hardwork. Beautiful quilts are definitely art that comes from the heart. :)

podso said...

The quilts I have all have special meaning and I know who made them or where they came from. I love the stories that go with quilts. A new father at work today showed me the quilt his baby was going home in, that he used as a baby, that his grandmother made out of her dresses. It was so sweet.

The ones you have pictured here are beautiful.

Pondside said...

I have a soft spot for each quilt in my house - each one is special for it's maker or for the memory it holds. I love the one you've shown with the red border.

LDH said...

So much talent for sure! Lovely quilts for a lovely mosaic!

EG Wow said...

The quilts are gorgeous. Wish I had seen them in person too!

Lavender Cottage said...

I have a hand sewn quilt purchased from Prince Edward Island to remind us of our wonderful trip there. I wouldn't know the pattern but it's a pretty pink and black colour.

Snap said...

Wonderful quilts! I love Sunbonnet Sue and yoyos. What fun you had!

Lorrie said...

Lovely quilts. Quilts provide so much more than physical warmth - they are a connection to the quilter and her/his sense of beauty.

Brenda Kula said...

I don't have a favorite. I love them all! I have made a few miniature quilts. They are harder, due to the minute detail. But I love the few I have.
Brenda

Queenie said...

These are so pretty...I am amazed at how much time and love goes into these quilts. I think that's what makes them so very special!
They sure make a beautiful photo mosaic too :)

Mommyblogger said...

I absolutely love quits. I used to have a quilt with the little bonnet girls on it. That has been years ago though and I have no idea where it ever went. I'd love to have another!!!

Karen said...

I absolutely love quilts...but don't own a large blanket quilt ..yet. I have a few that are art quilts made by a friend, but not the old fashioned kind. One of these days!... of the ones you pictured, I love the start pattern with mostly blue hues best - beautiful!

LibbiesHome said...

Love the quilt pictures!! And that little on is absolutely beautiful!

Natasha said...

It always amazes me when I see these gorgeous kinds of quilts. I bet it must have taken hours and hours to make them! Oh, to be so talented!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

GrandmaK said...

I always marvel at the beautiful art of quilting. I have neither patience nor the skill to do it, but do so admire those who do! Lovely! Cathy

Vee said...

I do love quilts! Love to go to as many quilting shows as I hear about, though I myself have very little patience for it. I dabble though...just dabble.

Tina at akagramma said...

The quilts you have pictured are beautiful! I would love to add them to my collection! I bet it was hard to walk away from them!
I own several quilts, but it will never be enough! One can never own too many quilts.

Jeri ~ said...

What beautiful quilts!! I love quilts and have a small collection, there's nothing like snuggle up under a beautiful quilt!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Quilts are a wonderful expression of the quilters creativity. I love the colours and designs. V

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow, how beautiful! I love quilts. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Sharon said...

i love the tiny quilt and the precious fabrics she used. Great photo's.

LindyLouMac said...

What beautiful quilts, it must be very satisfying to be talented enough to make them.

Mary said...

My MIL was an extraordinary quilter! I wish I had the patience for it, I so appreciate the time & detail required.

Mary said...

I can only imagine all the work and LOVE that went into making such a beauty! I love the twining flowers that encircle the first quilt -- so lovely!

Vintage Gal said...

I Love quilts. Unfortunately I do not sew (very limited), but I know all of the hard work that goes into such sweet quilts. I love the little quilt ~ such beautiful colours ;-)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, I love quilts too and have one in every room of my home. Those tiny quilts are adorable. Such talent to work with small pieces too.
The Sunbonnet Sue pattern brings back great memories for me as my mother made one for our son in the boy pattern when he was born. It is basically the same but the little boy is wearing coveralls. So cute. I still have it tucked away for grandchildren hopefully someday.
Thank you for sharing such beauty. The colors are amazing too.
Have a great week.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

DoanLegacy said...

These quilts are just beautiful and have great designs..

Love of the Sea said...

I do love quilts. I am not sure the different types though. I would love to have a vintage quilt as a bedspread. WIth pinks and whites and some greens.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So pretty! I love that blue one, the 4th photo. Quilts just take me back in time. As a child, I didn't understand the significance of watching my grandmother make them. How I wish I could revisit those moments.

Mama Zen said...

I love quilts!

Crafty Gardener said...

Very pretty quilts.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love handmade quilts and attending quilt shows. My daughter had a pink sunbonnet quilt of her bed when she was a young girl thta I ahve stashed away in case she ever has a daughter.

Suzy said...

What a colorful idea for your mosaic monday...can't wait till I retire to learn quilting!

Naturegirl said...

Lovely each one! A wonderful craft filled with bits of memories here and there. I love the lavender sahded one! A colorful mosaic!

Boo-Bah said...

All of the quilts are beautiful. I love going to quilt shows. I am always amazed at the detailed work that goes into one quilt.
I don't have a favorite pattern. There isn't very many that I don't fall in love with.
Have a happy week!
Iris

Genie said...

The Sunbonnet Sue Quilt, of course. I have never seen that one, either. It is absolutely precious. Quilt shows are wonderful for those of us who quilt and those who don’t. The colors and designs are always so pretty and interesting. Love the hand quilting in the Sunbonnet one. That is an extra special treat.

Rossel said...

those are lovely quilts. i love your mosaic too. i remember my grandma who used to make quilts.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What beautiful quilts. My sister is a quilter and I have so many lovely laptop ones. She also makes the smaller ones so that groups can put them together to create lovely large ones with a theme.

Karen

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love these too! Would you believe it if I told you that quilting is something I have never YET tried? I just bought myself a rotary fabric cutter tool....and it has been on my mind to experiment....lol

thanks for the inspirational push in this creative direction!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Gwendolyn said...

Just love seeing your crafts and all that you display here. Thank you for letting us join you in your quilt show and thanks always for stopping by!

Summer said...

Beautiful quilts .... makes me want to stich one myself but it has been years since i have quilted ....enjoyed being here and will stop again ....have a great evening .

*Dream Weaver* said...

Reminds me of the quilts that my host mother used to make when I was in Australia for a student exchange programme. What I loved about my time in the small town of Temora was the way ladies used to come together int he afternoon and sew quilts together :)

I have a patchwork hanging and a Christmas sock that was personalised just for me and I also tried my hand at quilting with... pretty decent results i woudl think :) {i mad a small bag}

Lallee said...

I do love quilts! My favorite pattern is the one with circles, but I forget the name at the moment. I met my best friend in a quilt class many years ago. Sunbonnet Sue was the pattern we used to learn applique. That is a sweet one you are showing. I hope you find the pattern.

I'm sorry for my DELAY in answering you about my camera. I was planning to do a post about photos and just now got it posted. Didn't know it would take this long to get it done. Check there for my camera and some other info.

Susan Holman said...

I designed the "Sister's Keepsake" pattern with the 2 sunbonnet sues. I have the pattern for sale on www.Etsy.com. My shop name is SusansQuiltCreations. The yoyo flowers is the alternate border option.