Thursday, November 4, 2010

Show & Tell Friday and Quilt Party ~ Amish Inspired

Dayle of
A Collection Of This And That
is having a Link-up party called
It is for quilt lovers or collectors or creators or designers or quilters or anyone who just loves quilts!
I didn't inherit the passion and talent for sewing that my mom did and therefore it is not a favorite past time.
(You all know I'd much rather be in the kitchen)
It has been a long time but I have made a few quilts.
The one I am sharing today is a wall hanging that was made in the mid-1980's.
It hung in my stairwell for many years and measures 36-inch square without the tabs.
After researching Amish quilts I came up with this design.
I quilted it with black thread using interesting patterns that complimented the spaces.
To see more beautiful quilts, be sure to stop by Dayle's lovely blog!
Also linking with Cindy @My Romantic Home for her fun
Show & Tell Friday!

18 comments:

Mildred said...

What a beautiful quilt Lorraine. You truly amaze me. You have so many talents. Thanks for sharing this labor of love with us.

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

Wonderful colors and is it hand quilted, very nice.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

My this is showy! I love the colors and your quilting is just beautiful. I enjoy hand quilting, especially in the car, stitching away and snuggly warm. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine-That is beautiful. I think the Amish make the most beautiful quilts ever-they are just so graphic and the colors so lovely. You did a GREAT job on yours- you would never know you didn't care for sewing! Hugs- Diana

Life In a Little House said...

It is beautiful Love the colors!! ~Heather

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Just beautiful and the colors are just wonderful...just makes you smile!

Snap said...

Lorraine,

Love the colors. Well done! Perhaps you should take up the needle again?

Joy said...

That is very pretty!

Dayle said...

Lorraine, I love it! The colors are so vibrant and that black stitching is just magnificent. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. What a unique look it gives the quilt. You did a great job!

Thanks for linking up to the quilt party. A pleasure seeing you here.

Carol said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the hand quilting. I'm just learning to hand quilt and I would not have thought of using the black, but it is lovely.

Jennifurla said...

that is great, love the color, design - very pleasing to the eyes

Ann said...

It's so pretty. Quilting is something that I've never done but have always wanted to. Maybe one of these days :)

jamie said...

oh my...that quilt;)
i loved having you and dad over. so much fun...even more than with my own friends!:) LOVE YOU!
jamie

Carol said...

Lorraine,
Love your masterpiece! What a terrific job you did!

di said...

What a beautiful quilt and amazing hand-quilting! I also joined in on The Airing of the Quilts and am finding your blog for the first time thanks to this linky party. I look forward to spending more time here. :-)

A Gardner's Cottage said...

What a wonderful piece of work! Love the colors and the quilting in black. I would not have ever thought of that. Great job. I found your blog through Airing of the quilts. What a fun little quilt party. Have a blessed week end.

Nancy

sewingseedscraftylife said...

What beautiful hand quilting and the colors are so pretty.

semicrunchymama said...

I love how vibrant the colors are, and the black stitching is just phenomenal!

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