Friday, April 27, 2012

Antique Quilts Re-making Their Way to Paducah

Pennsylvania Posies for Paducah
40" x 40",  2012
Hand appliqued, hand quilted
Double Woo hoo.  My quilt for the 2013 Pilgrim Roy Invitational Challenge is now on display in Paducah, Kentucky at the American Quilter's Society Show.  More about this quilt in a minute... The other thrill is my cheddar star repro was juried into the miniature category at the prestigious AQS Show which is quite an honor. 
Cheddar Stars Over Moab, 2010
19" x 24"
Paperpieced, hand quilted

This quilt was made for the 2010 American Quilt Study Group, 19th Century Stars Challenge and was patterned in the Stars book published by Kansas City Star. Click here to see another version of this quilt and the 1890's antique inspiration quilt.

Now back to the Pilgrim Roy Quilt:
It was inspired by several antique quilts in my collection. And you can see more about the challenge by looking at my posts from earlier this year. After the show, the quilts will travel to other quilt shows in the US and then will be auctioned off next April at the 2013 National Quilt Museum fundraiser Auction. 
This quilt was hand appliqued and then the applique flowers and baskets were stuffed for a trapunto effect.  While the borders/ major seams were machine quilted, the applique motifs and blocks were hand quilted.  The Legacy wool batting was a dream to quilt through and even with heavier thread I was getting about 10 stitches per inch without (hardly) trying.

 Click here and here to read about the challenge and my creative process and see all the antique quilts that inspired this project.
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