Sunday, February 12, 2006

Museum Cheddar



Today I did quilting demonstrations at our local museum with a couple of other members of my quilt guild. Other than the building being really cold it was fun. On exhibit are quilts made in the souther U.S. The photo is one of my favorites. It has eightpointed stars set in cheddar then in a dark blue which is sashed by a grey/teal blue. It was made in North Carolina. I don't think it has ever been used or washed...the browns and madders are in perfect condition. The quilting is tiny and done on the diagonal with three lines about 1/2 inch apart with the sets seperated by almost and inch.
I'll post more of the quilt photos during the week.

6 comments:

Patti said...

What a fabulous quilt - I'd give my eye teeth to own an antique quilt like that one. I'd be happy just to see it! Thanks for giving us the next best thing.

Tonya R said...

I love the way the darker diamonds are set in different spots in each of the blocks. Fun twirly effect. And that one great rebel block at the top - very fun.

sorry the building was too cold, but probably better than too hot, right?

Lucy said...

AWESOME! this quilt is real a beauty! I can't wait to see more of your pictures

Dawn said...

Oh I can see why it was one of your favorites! I love it. And would never have thought to place the stars in the cheddar but it is so perfect!

Darcie said...

I can see why that quilt would be one of your favorite, Sio. I would bet that it's just scrumptious in person.

Hope you can share with us what types of demos you did...and what kind of reactions you received.

Laura said...

Love this quilt, the background really sets it off. What kind of demonstrations did you do?