Thursday, May 15, 2008
In the Amish style
I'm showing these quilts I made that reflect the Amish style. I always admired these quiet women so much when we would visit Lancaster. Their sparkling houses and polished wood makes me long for much more dedication to keeping things lean and spare. Of course that's not how real life is-at least for us for the time being. We've got stuff. I'm showing these for Kathy of Inspired by Antique Quilts who had a question regarding black fabric. She has a great sight with outstanding work that makes me drool. Anyway-I've always used Kona or Moda black and I bought a bolt of Moda and was very happy with it. I wish my eyes were good enough to keep up this kind of work but in the future I will have to resort to brighter versions of antique Amish quilts to try my hand at. Maybe just a touch of black instead. I have given a couple of these small ones away and I have another in the attic in storage that was made by an Amish woman in Lancaster. It's a square in a square in hunter green and purple and black. The pictures are clickable and I'm sorry for the poor quality of the second one. You can't really see all the stitching-that's the thing with black on black.
I'm swamped with stuff for birthdays and trips ahead so I hope to get back to regular posts some time soon. Gotta go make dinner-it's Thursday night quilting with the girls. Hope you have a great evening.