quilt pics

I know, this is a knitting forum, but like Melbcub, I wanted to share a couple pictures of some other works in progress.
The red and green "lone star" quilt top has been finished for awhile now, I just haven't found the time to get it quilted. There's 16 different fabrics in it, including mirror image border prints. I plan on hand quilting it, and keeping it to give away for a special occasion (still unsure what that occasion will be, but I'll know when the time is right to part with it).
The turquoise blue with yellow quilt is much smaller, and still needs to be either machine quilted or tied, and will be donated to the Linus project.
The red/green/white sampler quilt was one of the first quilts I made. It is hand pieced and hand quilted....and far from perfect! I learned a lot from making it though! All the patterns are the same ones in a quilt that my grandmother made back in the early to mid 80's and gave to me, just not arranged in the same layout or same color scheme.
Back to the knitting!

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Yes, yes, we all know what this group is. Still, there is ample room to get to know each other through our other crafts. Look at CraftyAndy for example. The man has talents up the wazoo, and he is showing them off. I do not know about anyone else, but I just love seeing what crafts everyone is involved in. Of course, knitting is the main concern here. And, we all knit. So, no more worries OK?
Now, I must say that both you and Ryan have incredible flair for putting colors together. The large quilt of yours is amazing. I could not stop staring at it. That is one for a VERY special occasion or someone. I will be anxiously awaiting photos to see how you finish it off. The smaller one just screams to be tied. There is something so folksy about it. No matter what you are doing craftwise, please keep the photos coming.



I had to go back and look at your work again. Sadly I missed the last two photos the first time. I assumed they were just different view of the same two quilts. Oh, how wrong I was. Rich, I am amazed!!! Great going. Your seams meet, and and your pressing...well, again, great going! I love them all.
The second and third photos are of the quilt I suggested you tie.



Craig's picture

Love the way you have placed the colours in the compass point.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Melbcub's picture

Wow, i am ashamed of posting my quilt after seeing these!

They look incredibly complex. great work :-)

bigrich5885's picture

NEVER be ashamed!!! Trust me, there are many MANY flaws in each of mine....no matter how hard I try to eliminate them! The large lone star design quilt came as a kit, so I didn't even put those colors together (I never would have been able to!) The blueish yellow one is only 2 small blocks alternated (a nine patch and then 1/4 square triangles). And just like knitting is one stitch at a time, quilting is one piece at a time! Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt!

jessemkahn's picture

Don't be! Yours is wonderful!

WillyG's picture

Seeing the colors like this, I begin to understand how quilting is so addictive...

andyz280f's picture

>Nice work! I want to try a quilt. I want to make one with old nastolgic photos put onto the fabric (black and white). I have some great ideas for gifts

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely quilts. I had a beloved aunt who was a superb quilter - as well as a knitter and crocheter - and she was going to teach me. However, she moved to be with a daughter after my uncle died and I never got the chance. Still, she was the inspiration to learn to how to decipher patterns by looking at finished works [this was before charting became universal] when she caught mistakes in a published pattern by working from the photograph along with the text. However, my sister is an accomplished quilter and I enjoy looking at what she does. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.