Hello and happy Thursday! I was doing some organizing of photos today and happened on some of these older quilt photos taken for me a few years back by my friend Korindi! I just love seeing the quilts in an outdoor setting; these photos are absolutely beautiful and really capture the beauty of both the fabrics and the quilting. Since these photos are of some of my favorite quilts, I thought it would be fun to share them again today!
This first photo is of my “Stars over Iowa” quilt from my second book
Fresh Family Traditions. It’s pieced with a variety of Amy Butler fabrics and is based on one of my great-great grandmother’s quilt of the same design. I love the quilts I’ve made which are replicas of family quilts. They seem to somehow tie the generations together. If you are the first quilter in your family…just think of the traditions you are beginning!
Here is a close up of the original family stars quit…it’s well-worn and well-loved but so very beautiful to me! I’m sure the pieces of the star blocks were sewn by hand, and I know that the fabrics my great great grandmother used were scraps from sewing aprons and other pieces of clothing for herself and her family.
Another quilt from the same book is my “Sassy” quilt pieced with Bonnie & Camille fabrics. This is a fast and fun quilt perfect for a beginner…it really is a nice sized quilt, too. I think this would be a fun one to make in almost any fabric combination…maybe I’m talking myself into making another one this summer 🙂
And this is “Indian Summer”–also from my Fresh Family Traditions book. This is another of my favorites and is pieced with a variety of Denyse Schimdt fabrics.
This “Vintage Snowballs” quilt is from my first book, A Quilting Life, and is made for using Layer Cake squares. This one goes together so quickly!
There is just something so amazing about these older quilts. And there is nothing better than seeing quilts used and loved! Thank you for taking this little trip down memory lane with me today!
And thanks so much for stopping by!