It was difficult to take pictures because it was dark in most of the shops and there wasn't room to unfold things, and outdoors it was dusty; it was also a sticky day, inside and out, and I didn't want to handle the quilts. There were two I had seen at a previous festival that I wish I had pictures of-- a Cathedral Windows with olive green as the background color, and a Wrench with tiny, delicate blocks of blue on white. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at these, though, and I hope you will, too.
|I don't recognize this block. The entire thing is quilted in "fans."|
|I liked the peachy-brown alternating neutral in this one-- it really ties together the mismatched fabrics.|
|The quilt on the lower rung looks like a Broken Dishes variation or Ohio Star. |
The one on top was plain patchwork, but all the fabrics were velvety.
|The color scheme on this one was very pleasing. It seems to have been made of old shirts.|
|I didn't see what pattern this one had, but the quilting was intricate and beautiful.|
|A dizzying Virginia Reel. This one was covered in hundreds of names. A church group or ladies' club, perhaps?|
|Grandmother's Flower Garden. Look at how the border was fitted to create a straight edge! All done by hand.|
|Lily Corners, a Carolina Lily variation|
|Another Virginia Reel; a little easier to see the pattern on this one than the previous.|
|I couldn't get any closer to this masterpiece. Someone had mad applique skills.|
|Carolina Lily, a pattern I wasn't familiar with until recently|
|This one I'm not so sure about-- it's some combination of four-patch and nine-patch. The one |
in the background was my favorite quilt at the entire festival. Here are two more pictures--
|Single Irish Chain, on point. Some of the fabrics were in pretty bad shape.|
|Log Cabin. The blacks were meant to be solid black; the flash on my camera picked up age discrepancies in the fabric.|
Bold, but a good bold.
|Single Irish Chain. A cheerful quilt.|
|This pattern looks striking and unmistakable, yet I don't recognize it.|
|Double Irish Chain, quilted prettily on the diagonal|
|A newer patriotic patchwork. It was hastily machine-quilted in straight lines. I was actually more interested in the|
painstakingly-pieced-together backing than in the top. I wonder if the back was part of an older quilt or quilted blanket.
|Tumbling Blocks, with a heart motif quilted into the border. Look at how each|
parallelogram and triangle is individually quilted! This one must have taken a while.
I do occasionally visit antique malls and will make a habit in future of taking a camera with me. Which of these did you like best? Do you have a favorite quilt block?