Friday, June 17, 2011

Making It Her "OWN" ...

"Slight" Variations

I have been thinking about women who made traditional quilts "their own"
~ and how the various ways they did that...

I am not talking about completely unique
or outrageously "maverick" quilts here, like this one:

No, I am thinking about the more subtle ways 
in which a woman distinguished her otherwise traditional quilt.

It might be a small detail like adding a second handle to a traditional Flower Basket.

Or the addition of an unexpected element to a traditional pattern
as in this simple Double Irish Chain
with the unexpected circle and half-circles borders

We'll add more examples of these charming "slight variations" soon.
Stay tuned!


  1. I love this post. Looking forward to seeing more quilts that women "made their own". This gives me a lot to think about when making my own quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love maverick too .. and that first quilt is screaming my name. I love everything about it, except maybe the 3D? berries. Is this quilt in your collection?

  3. Thanks for this post. I love looking at old quilts to see what they have done differently from the norm.

  4. Those half circles on the border are really interesting...

  5. You truly have "an eye" to choose the most interesting and inspirational quilts.
    Those with "slight variations" or huge variations are the ones i like most