Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Vintage CQ Photos

The last several weeks have been busy ones and I've been concentrating on getting my articles written for CQMagOnline. I've continued my Ideas and Inspiration challenge with favorite seam treatments and motif designs. I think you will get some great ideas so be sure and check the upcoming issue posted at the end of July.

I would love to continue the challenge through the end of 2008 and even into next year. In order to do that I need submissions from our readers. I welcome any ideas and input.

Currently I am working on finishing five pair of flip flops I designed for Artemis/Hanah Silks. Normally I don't enjoy repeating a project but sometimes it's necessary when there are so many color choices available. I love working with this beautiful velvet and silk and always enjoy experimenting with new combinations. I'll share pictures of the designs at a later date.

I promised more pictures of Diana's beautiful vintage crazy quilt so I've included a number in this post. It is fascinating to look at the old quilts and imagine the hours that went into creating them.

I hope you have enjoyed browsing through the pictures of this beautiful quilt.


Cathy K said...

What lovely pictures of the vintage CQ! Those ribbon flowers are particularly fascinating to me! I enjoy your blog so much! Hugs, Cathy

Freda butler said...

I love looking at the old cqs and add them to a folder on my computer so I can look at them any time for inspiration. What is amazing to me is the stitching itself in a lot of cases is not perfect and we today strive for such perfection in our stitching. Even using tearaway fabric to achieve this. They seemed to just plunk it down and sew away.
Sometimes no rhyme or reason to them.

I wish I could let go and quilt like that.

I also loved the ribbon or fabric flowers. I can see you Barb copying these - you do it so well.



Gerry said...

Hi Barbara, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the "Brillante Weblog Premio-2008" award. I believe you truly deserving of this award. The 'rules' are on my blog. I hope that you will also find someone deserving to pass it on to.

One Crabapple said...

Gosh I did indeed enjoy seeing more of that vintage crazy quilt. Devouring the pictures of all that lovely stitching and color ! Thank You

But your quilting / stitching is wondeful as well I find as I scroll thru and I must hit the link and find out what you are up to with the Flip Flops.

Good Luck on your magazine article and Congratualtions on your Brilliant Blogging Award from Gerry.

The name of your blog is so lovely.