Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quilts, Quilts, and more Quilts!

Awhile ago when I was visiting with my friend Marliss, we were talking about gardening - she mentioned that her neighbor had received an award for the most beautiful yard in their city - then she mentioned that this same neighbor was a quilter. Well, with a combination like that I couldn't resist asking her if she could get me an invite to go see all the goodies. Last night was the night. Melanie's home is beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and seeing her quilts - I'll let them speak for themselves....... Her father made all her shelves and quilt racks -




Melanie used a Buggy Barn pattern to make this quilt top that she uses for a curtain on her sliding glass door - so clever! And she made a matching valance for over the sink - I love it!


And this is the only wool project that she had - she bought it as a kit at a local quilt store and did a great job on it - I love that the hanger matches perfectly with the star motif. The spirals are needle felted with wool roving. We tried to talk her into becoming a rug hooker so she could work with wool more often - maybe we planted a seed......

9 comments:

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a fun tour Gayle! Lots of eye candy there. I have to agree - gardens and quilts - a great combo!

Love your new profile picture too. Meant to say that before!

Mimi Sue said...

Her quilts are so gorgeous. Did you take pictures of her garden? Did Kathy ever find her wallet? Mimi

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hello Gayle!
I can't believe I found your blog. What delicious morsels you are offering the textile crazed child in me!
Good to see you dear one!

Nedra said...

What fun quilts. Thanks for the tour.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

What beautiful quilts! I absolutely LOVE the quilt hanger/shelf in the first photo! How nice that her father built her all the hangers and shelves. Talent must run in the family.

Have a great day!

katie said...

great post with all the eye candy.

Karen said...

I certainly enjoyed seeing all the quilts!

Barb said...

I just love your blog and all your post....thanks for coming by my blog and entering my giveaway because now I have another wonderful blog to read...

Franklin said...

What fun quilts. Thanks for the tour.