|Applique Peony or Lily Quilt, 96 x 100" Circa 1850|
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
|Virginia is For Lovers 2011 |
16 x 16"
I am very pleased to share the 3rd quilt I have made for the Alliance for American Quilts Challenge Contest. It is a reproduction of a very romantic antique crib quilt circa 1845 from Virginia with lots of hearts and cupid's arrows -hence the title "Virginia is for Lovers". Don't forget to look at my prior posts to see lots of photos of the quilt's progress. You can click on 2011 on the blog archive to see/read all about it. It was quite hard to part with it on Monday and I think my Mom even thought about hiding it so she could keep it.
Here is the my new quilt on the section of antique original that I reproduced:
|Old and New (click on photo to enlarge)|
But seriously, I hope all of you already know about and have joined the Alliance. It is such a great organization "whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities." What an inspiring mission and it is such a great resource.
Here is a before and after photo to remind us all that quilting really does 'make the quilt'! Enjoy!