Thursday, November 30, 2017

Just a bit more......

.......from the day spent with friends, who are quilters.

Sherry has been busily making Christmas quilts for her children.  This quilt is in flannel, so it will be nice and snuggly.

She also finished this quilt for a great grand daughter.

This stunning quilt was share by Jina.

This gorgeous quilt needed a close up to show the sea shore theme.  The newsprint background makes for an interesting back drop.

Evonne, shared the beautiful quilt which she has appliqued and is now hand quilting.  This is a pattern from one of her Quilt Mania magazines.

This fabulous section from a fragile Log Cabin quilt, Gail and framed.  I absolutely love it, and every time I'm in Gail's home, I admire it.  It is pieced with imperfections galore, and I believe that is what makes it so special.  A woman doing the best with what she had!

This is an antique piece which Gail has in her possession.  It is called a portfolio that a seamstress applying for a job would bring with her to demonstrate her skill with a needle.  I believe this is from the very early 1900's.

This is still another portfolio.  This seamstress's skills were very advanced.

This is all amazing work, but I very much admired the eyelet work.  Eyelet in those days was hand made and not purchased from a store.  The is from the last half on the 1800's.

A collection of pin keeps.

Gail does gorgeous counted cross work, as you can see.  This is just a small section of what she has completed.  I loved how that simple little quilt block was nestled amongst the stitcheries.

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."  -Wayne Dyer

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