Friday, 10 August 2007

OLDER QUILTS


As promised before my holidays, I made some pictures of quilts I made which are now in France at my parents´summer house.
But first 2 more little pouches for 2 nice ladies from our quilt group, who organize, keep lists, challenge us, ... I thought they deserved some goodies!

The 2 following quilts were made more than 10 years ago ( just have a look at the fabrics!). I sewed them with the machine and quilted them by hand.

Could that be that this one needs a wash?! It lies on a child´s bed hence the dirt!

I found the pattern on the book cover of a patchwork book ( "short cuts to great tops" or something like that) and I added the appliqué borders by hand.


For the second one, the rings are sewed with the paper-piecing method which I don´t like that much but which was much faster in this case.

I would choose much stronger colours if I were to sew that quilt again. But then I don´t think I WILL sew one like that again.!

As you can see from the side bar, I am taking part in the "4 seasons swap". We are already more than 25 from all over the world. It is going to be fun! The deadline is August the 18th, so if you want, feel free to join. I had a look at what the other participants do and what I find interesting is that all the styles are there.

It is raining cats and dogs here, so this week-end will be a quilty one.
I wish you better weather!

11 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Both quilts are lovely as well as your hand quilting!

Chookyblue said...

very nice....thought about the four seasons swap but will wait and see what happens.........she said you could join later so will see what hapens.......oh and I have organised a christmas swap would you like to join......

Andrea said...

Lovely quilts and very nicely quilted ! They still look good after all those years.

Sonnja said...

Hello Gwen,
If You want a siggy swap You must ask Annelies.
She arranges the siggy swap.
You can find her name on my Blog

Kind Regards,
Sonnja

Connie W said...

Gwen, the quilts look so pretty. Love that applique. And we'll take some of the rain over here in the USA!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The quilts are gorgeous; and timeless!

Anne Ida said...

Those quilts are soooo pretty, Gwen! Real timeless heirlooms! And I love the quilting of the Double Wedding ring! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!

Angie said...

Oh my, Gwen, your quilts are BEAUTIFUL!

Libby said...

It's fun to see new quilts as they come together - but there's just nothing like visiting with some 'old friends' These are both lovely *s*

atet said...

What beautiful quilts -- and I can understand why you would not make another wedding ring quilt!

sunflower said...

I enjoyed a lot visiting your site and and seeing all those beautiful quilts. I am full of admiration for your work and especially I like your quilting in the wedding ring. Do you give lessons or workshops in quilting? I would love to hear from you soon!