Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nosegay



I'm not a huge fan of 30's era quilts. I like them but they are not my "passion." Like all rules however there are exceptions and this nosegay quilt is one of them! The quilter made a quilt for each of her children...I belive 6-7. Anyway I got to meet two of them. They were surprised but happy that the quilt was in the exhibit.


I love how she pieced the corners...used such wild fabric combinations (marron and lime-green!) and let every stripe go any way it fell. Truely mavrick.
The humility block in the corner is a nice touch too!

I am off to New Mexico for a few days looking a property with my DH. He has it in his mind he would like to retire out west. My sister and kids live in New Mexico so we will give it a try. I'll report back next week!

9 comments:

Debra Dee said...

This quilt is very unusual and really speaks to me. It looks like it would be a challenge to make and to do it 6-7 times, whew, that's tenacity.

Dawn said...

WOW! That is one cool quilt! Hope you enjoy your trip! I've always wanted to go to NM - I"ve heard it is wonderful. Like a hidden gem!

Sandra said...

What a glorious quilt! There's so much going on in it - would be great to see it up close :-)

Tonya R said...

I wouldn't have ever thought I could like a Nosegay quilt, but this one is great. It's not sickly sweet at all. Great quilt.

Enjoy your vacation and good luck finding a place. Hope the weather is not too hot and not too cold, just for you.

Bonnie said...

Have a safe trip! NM would be great, to be near your sis and her kids. Too far from ME though!!

I love the nosegay quilt...especially the upside down block. There is NO WAY that was a mistake! *hehe*

Bonnie

Laurie Ann said...

Love the nosegay quilt. Thanks for sharing it!!

Laura said...

Wow, this is a great quilt. The coloring really makes it. Goodluck with your trip, New Mexico sounds like a wonderful place to retire to.

Sharon said...

Man, what a lot of work those nosegays take - but this is one that is so stunnning! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Darcie said...

Hope NM is good to you. My widow-friend from MN purchased some acreage in the Silver City area for her future retirement. Hope you can share with us about your trip.

Your pics of those antique quilts are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

I have high respect for anybody piecing a Nosegay, don't you? The colors are certainly fun...and yes, very Maverick!