Friday, June 20, 2008

Grandpa's quilt (not my quilt)


Grandpa's quilt
Originally uploaded by Jonah Waind

What a clever idea. Reminds me of a couple of blogs that I have read lately that were bemoaning the "perfect" "extreme" quilting that you see in quilt shows these days. This would almost be the opposite. I love how it looks like some of those squares are trying to leave the blocks. (Any one know the pattern? Any one with EQ got this pattern figured out? - I may try to draw it on paper with my pencil later.)

8 comments:

Joyce said...

I have never seen anything like it but I think it's beautiful. I'll be watching to see if anyone comes up with the name or is it an original design?

Screen Door said...

I like this-- great colors. I love my grandmother's quilts and they are far from perfect---no rulers, rotary cutters used. And while they don't have the 'perfectly required' stitches per inch they are perfect in their own right. Why we fuss over today's perfection amazes me. There is definitely the 'effort' factor that the quilters placed in their handwork long ago.

jovaliquilts said...

What an awesome quilt! Looks very 1950's in that style and color, and also very contemporary.

Kay said...

I like this quilt also, and I am also anti "extreme quilting", so double thumbs up!

Jacquie said...

I love this too...so interesting. I bet you could just go at this without drafting at all. I'm inspired!!!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

okay- I have looked at it several times and I think the best way to approach it, is to think of it as a 5 rail fence.

rails are:
background
-color- -bkgrd-
color square-bkgrd-
-color- -bkgrd-
background
I looked at it at its largest and sometimes could not see seams that matched this but its my best guess...

julieQ said...

I love that quilt! That is one to be counted on to make you warm in the winter...love it!

Laura in IA said...

I think I did this quilt and it was only a couple years ago and from a magazine. (Quilts & More in 2006 sometime perhaps.) It was done in brights in the magazine. There is some strip piecing involved which makes it very easy. I'll get back to you.