Saturday, January 19, 2008

These are quilts that caught my eye - a miniature Baltimore. I'm sure I don't have one in me (big or small) but I greatly admire the dedication and work that goes into one.Very traditional looking - this color combination just never gets old. This is a style I would love to try on for size . . . someday.
I just never get enough of scrappy quilts.
Folkart applique - yummy.
And this is from the 'Are You Kidding Me?' file. Absolutely exquisite, but . . . Would you ever let this near a real baby?

23 comments:

Judy said...

Oh my.........such lovely quilts! And I would guess that you do have a Baltimore in you somewhere! That baby bib is just too dear! Thanks for the link to the quilt show!

Sweet P said...

What beautiful quilts. The aprons are adorable. Aprons are really becoming the "in" thing lately, aren't they?

Dawn said...

Oh thanks for the pics! I saw those mini's in Paducah last year - can you imagine! I just cannot even imagine applique'ing something that small! And that folk art quilt is soooo cool! I love it! That bib is gorgeous! But sure wouldn't stay that color long!

Wendy said...

Thanks for taking those lovely pictures. I can't believe how teeny tiny those red circles are on that appliqué quilt. The bib is unbelievable, and only to look at.

atet said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts. And the only way that apron would go near a real baby would be for the actual ceremony for a christening. (not really many eating/messing/etc. opportunties there) Otherwise? Not a chance!

Annemiek said...

I instantly had a vision of carrot and tomatojuice stains...:)

Joyce said...

Sigh. I really hope to get to one of the big quilt shows some day and see some of these masterpieces. Lovely.

Juliann in WA said...

Great quilts - especially that folk art applique on gold background - perfect.

ROZ said...

That is some baby bib. I like to make them, but I know that the baby will mess them up. I use scraps and a little velcro. I guess that bib is what they used to call fancy hankies "for show and not for blow."

Nancy in MT said...

The folkart applique is my favorite, love the colors.

Lib said...

What a Lovely blog you have !I enjoyed my visit.
Love the quilts!
Blessins',Lib

Guðrún said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures, the folk art quilt is so beautiful.

Susie said...

Hi Libby,
Looks like you had a good time at your quilt show. That white baby bib is gorgeous, but I agree that bib probably shouldn't be for anything other than decorative...
(although some would say "why have beautiful things if you aren't going to use them?")
xo

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for the quilt show! It looks like you were able to find some nice goodies to bring home with you too! Fun!

Darlene said...

Beautiful quilts! And, I believe you have a Baltimore Album quilt deep in your heart. Maybe one day! :-)

The aprons are adorable and the bib is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing, Libby!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Out of those my favorite is the Folkart Applique, love that gold background! Very nice!

Yes I should be studying :O). tee hee

Linda_J said...

Wow, Libby--wish I could have been there to see these in person. I love the variety in the aprons and almost, almost bought a pattern for one to replace my old chef's apron that has seen better days. More inspiration there.
And I gotta agree with you--no way, now how would that ever get near a child's chin.

Glad to got to spend some time with Beth but too bad that the others were not able to make it into the convention center to join you two.

Bren said...

All the quilts you showed are wonderful. I love them all...could not pick just one. The bib I would put on my grandchild for show but not for meal time!

Carole said...

Thank you for the glimpse of the show. Yea, I'm with you on the bib! lol I'm a folk art person myself. All are lovely. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about it!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The quilts are totally inspiring. I love that folk art applique w/ trees. Maybe I'd make a bib like that for a grandchild, maybe; it's gorgeous.

Erin said...

OH wow thanks for sharing that bib is awesome!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG like who would let the baby near that big??? can you imagine? and it's WHITE!!!!

Grazia said...

The first Baltimore is fantastic!!!
Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures!!!