Monday, November 06, 2006

For the Nature Lovers

I really love pictorial quilts. It justs amazes me how quilters can take bits and pieces of fabric and make it actually look like a painting. I took several pictures of these types of quilts. I confess that I have a photo of my son, when he was three, that I always thought would make a great pictorial quilt. But I must also confess that I am a little nervous about delving into this venue of quilting. I have done one small quilt and enjoyed the process. It gave me a sense of freedom since there was no pattern, no right or wrong way to do it. But at times it was frustrating, trying to figure out HOW to do one thing or another. At any rate, these quilts are just phenomenal examples of what can be done with some fabric, paint, photos and embellishments.

This first quilt is called "Hope" and was made by Darcia Berg of Joliet, Illinois. All around the inner border is written in script a verse by Oliver Wendell Holmes ( if I remember correctly). It took my breath away!

This next quilt was made by Emily Pousa( I may have her name spelled wrong as I was writing quickly) of St. Charles, Illinois. It is called "Tulip Queen of Night". This quilt was probably queen size and the location where it was placed as you came around the corner, it hit you right in the eye.



The quilt above is called "Whose woods are these?" by Jane Kennedy. I wonder if she was thinking about Robert Frost's poem when she made this. It is really lovely, calming. The moon was appliqued and the rays coming off it were fibers.

This last quilt is called "They Popped Again" made by Louise Schotz of Irma, WI. I just love the ferns interwoven with the Poppies.

Well, hope everyone enjoyed the tour!! If you ever get a chance to go to Houston, do it. The pictures really don't do these quilts justice. The workmanship is exquisite.

I won't be posting to my blog as often. Work is consuming me ( we have a BIGGG trial coming up and I'm buried) and the holiday season is upon us. What little time I have will be used for shopping and hopefully QUILTING. I hope to post every couple of weeks with my own personal quilting progress and pictures instead of everyone else's. LOL . Until the next posting, QUILT TIL YOU WILT, LADIES~

10 comments:

Hedgehog said...

I love the poetry/quilting connection.

Patti said...

Will miss your posts Ann, but certainly understand. Please do check in every 10 days or so - just so we won't worry about you.

Libby said...

Don't let yourself get too overwhelmed with work and the holidays -- take a few moments just for yourself .... to quilt *s*

Screen Door said...

It's hard to pick out a favorite, but the bird's nest has got to be right up there.

Dawn said...

Oh I love that nest one - well I like all of them, but yes, the nest one speaks to me. I'll miss your posts! Don't work too hard!

Anonymous said...

Love them! Thanks so much for sharing. (I plan to do 1 or 2 pictoral quilts - 1 realistic, 1 abstract fromthe same photo.)

Finn said...

Hey Annie, what great pictures! Every one of them inspiring! Not inspiring to make, but to know that we are capable of such great interpretation with fabric and fiber.
I'll miss ya bunches, do come back after the trial and holidays are history, ok??? Hugs, Finn

Anonymous said...

My favorite is "Whose Woods Are These." Robert Frost definitely comes to mind when viewing it! Another New England thing? ;)
The mini-pizzas must be as well since I remember them as a child too. It had been years and years since I've made them...which is a shame since they are simple and yummy.

Laura said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing!

Shelina said...

I really like pictoral quilts too - but am too chicken to try to venture out to make one of my own. I definitely want to do one though! These are all so beautiful, and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.