There are so many great vendors of antique quilts at the International Quilt Association Festival in Houston. And they let you take pictures, too!
I love the graphic quality of these humble old crazy quilts...
Isn't this so great?
That black diamond shape looks a little familiar...this got me thinking about finishing up that Vintage CQ of mine.
But how about this for a cool shaped block?
I'd really like to make this one day.
A quilt like this next one inspired a modern quiltmaker you may have heard of...
Love it, love it, love it!
Here's a detail. Look how the quiltmaker buttonholed the edge of the quilt, too...
This is a detail from one of Kaffe Fassett's quilts that was part of his special exhibit in Houston this year. It looks like he simplified the piecing quite a bit from the antique one. In fact, I think these are strips made of diamond and triangle shapes, with those little black fans appliqued on after the fact. So there really aren't any "Y" seams here, it just looks like it.
But this is just a guess...or at least how I might do it.
Can't get enough of these fans...
There are never enough variations on a fan!
And never enough ways to stitch on a quilt, either.
This quiltmaker sure loved embroidery.
Pretty darn nice....
Ms. H. E. Merrill--there's her name!--snuck in some velvet applique while she was at it, too.
With lots of quilting of course.
These quilts are so inspiring....it was a treat to get to see them.