Sunday, February 21, 2010

rare and wonderful "string quilts"

Please enjoy
Three Great Antique Quilts
made of "strips."

Strips of fabric, of random widths,
were sewn onto squares of cotton.

Then four of these squares were sewn together,
creating the illusion of "X"'s

in this "String Quilt," made circa 1900.

This fabulous circa 1890 "Kaleidoscope Star,"
as the former owner called it,

combines Strip Piecing (in the Four Point Stars)
and Crazy Quilt
(random shaped pieces)

Check out this wild, unique interpretation of 1880s Log Cabin!
Note the Log Cabin blocks set within Strip Diamonds,
and the Strip Piecing in the centers of each Cabin.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quilt Adventure II


On January 31, Joe and I were joined by Barbara Brackman
Jane Przybysz
(Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles)

to host 30 enthusiastic participants in a
FULL DAY of Crazy Quilts and more

Circa 1900 Crazy with tobacco premiums border

We enjoyed a guided walk through of the Museum's terrific exhibition, "Still Crazy."
After a yummy lunch, we had presentations by Julie, Joe, and Barbara. A Fun and Enlightening Time was Had by ALL...

All of us intently listening to the super-knowledgeable Jane Przybsz (door way) Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts

Sharing our various (and occasionally differing) thoughts

Circa1900 Pine Burr ~ String/Crazy Quilt

Joe & one of his recent quilts "Safety in Color"

Julie discussing a circa 1900 Victorian Sampler quilt

Happy Valentine's Day
Joe and Julie

For more info and photos on our Second QUILT ADVENTURE See Unsolicited BLOG entries by two participants: