Friday, October 26, 2012

Zigzag-alicious Bloggers Quilt Festival

Update: contest voting has begun:
1st --Vote now thru end of Nov. 8th for your #1 overall favorite quilt (hope it is my Batik Tulips, entry #46). I'm asking for votes for that quilt because it is the one I created while the one below is an antique quilt top.  Click here to see photos and links to all the quilts and click on the star below your favorite quilt pic.

2nd --Click here to nominate quilts for individual merit awards, ie best bed quilt. I suggest applique, hand quilting, and wall hanging for my quilt #46. Open thru end of Nov. 4.
3rd -- nominations will be counted and top 5 quilts in each category with then go to a final vote.
Nov. 5-8   Thank you for your comments and support.
 

Antique 1880's Wild Goose Chase
owned by Sandra Starley
78" x 82"
Best category – Scrap Quilt or Bed Quilt
 
I am a quilt maker and historian/collector and for each Quilt Festival I like to share one of my new quilts on my Art Quilt Blog whie I share an antique treasure on this one. I love to share pieces from my quilt collection in lectures and trunk shows and exhibits:  "Have Quilts, Will Travel!"
 

This quilt top is from the 1880's but the blocks have many earlier fabrics.  It is a multi-generational project, blocks made by the earlier owner's great grandmother and then set together with that graphic red by her mother.   It is from Michigan.  I think the earlier maker probably wasn't planning on a red sashing but boy does it make the blocks pop and the quilt sing!

And one more close-up

Enjoy
Thanks Amy. click below to see the rest of the wonderful quilts.



 
 

30 comments:

  1. That red certainly is a zinger. I agree, that probably wasn't the original block makers intent, but it sure works for me! Love it!

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  2. just incredible love that red, but I really LOVE the blocks and looking at all those fabrics. what a treasure trove of fabrics, would love to have their scrap baskets! thank you for sharing one of your treasures with us.

    Kathie

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  3. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Have Quilts, Will Travel? I wish you could come to Baltimore MD and visit Baltimore Applique Society.

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  5. great quilt for the festival!!
    love that zippy red

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  6. I can't tell is it quilted? I think red makes every quilt zippier :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  7. This is fabulous! I just drafted a similar block with just two flying geese to each corner.....now I think I'll add the third....I LOVE THIS! And the red is so perfect for it! Yummy!

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  8. Another great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. love it! and From MI!! love that too

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  10. Love it. I especially love seeing "traditional" quilts that look "modern".

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  11. I love that it's spanned generations. Very special.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. Such a striking pattern!!

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  13. I love the colors, congratulations:))

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  14. I love that the red is still so bright and beautiful! It really pops and makes the quilt.

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  15. I am just glad I didn't have to make all of those flying geese by hand!

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  16. that red really pops! keep up the great work! =)

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  17. That is a beautiful quilt and so wonderful to see it being well preserved!

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  18. It's always fun for me to see older quilts. Since I've been working only on my Featherweight lately, I have wondered about the quilting craft in bygone eras and it's always great to see some of that history preserved! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love it! The subtle older fabrics with that bright red - Wow! This one's a winner in my book!

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  20. Beautiful quilt. And I love the name. Perfect piecing too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  21. Nice! That red sure makes everything look great. Thanks for sharing and have a greatvday

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