Thursday, October 22, 2015

Show & Tell

One of the best parts of working at a quilt shop is seeing the amazing quilts and "works in progress" you are all working on!  This has been a great week for Show & Tell in the shop and we thought you might enjoy seeing some of our favorites.
Sharon finished the applique on this project several years ago and finally decided it needed to be a framed work that will hang over the fireplace in her kitchen.  The framer did a wonderful job of keeping the border stripe perfectly straight and covered the project with museum quality glass to help keep the colors from fading.  Pattern was designed by Karen Mowery who worked at Little Quilts occasionally prior to her death several years ago and specialized in drawing folk art children...a very heart-warming show & tell for all of us here at the shop who remember Karen fondly.  If you have small quilt tops in your UFO stack, consider having them framed - even a single  block framed can become a beautiful work of art.
Amy brought in a stunning hooked rug that has been a "work in progress" for a long time (none of the rest of us have those, right?)!  Her children have been after her to finish the rug and she's hoping to surprise them this Christmas when they walk in and see it on the floor completed.  Pattern was designed by Amy and her husband, who are architects, over thirty years ago and Amy has been working on the rug off and on ever since.  We like the way the design and the colors have kept it contemporary even after all those years.
Allison finished a spectacular English Paper Pieced bed-size quilt with 1/4" hexies (sorry, it's a show quilt and we can't show the top), but Allison decided it needed a special back so she's piecing the back  with 1" honeycombs...unbelievable!  The piece she's holding is about half the size she needs and then she can start the quilting.  Wow!

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