Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2012 - part 3 Mix & Match

One of the things I always find interesting is seeing different quilts made from the same pattern.  The shapes may be the same, but every quilter brings their own ideas to the pattern. 

 Same pattern - different color schemes:

This was a really cool stack & whack pattern - interpreted in three slightly different ways.  I like them all.

I first saw this spiral pattern in the teacher's tent at last year's show.  I wonder if that teacher has a book out or just sold the patterns, because it was quite popular this year! 

(the spiral one is on the upper right)

To be honest - when I saw it last year, I liked it so much I wanted to make one for myself!  Just never got around to finding the pattern.  Maybe I'll have to switch it up and do a dark background.

These quilts don't share a pattern so much as a cherry-red theme.  I do love red & white quilts!

And here was a very old favorite - Sun Bonnet Sue!  This version was made in 1942 by the owner's grandmother.  It was showing a bit of wear - this was obviously a very well loved quilt!

And here is Sue again, updated for 2012 and given a brand new wardrobe for the year.

It will be interesting to see which of the new popular patterns become classics and stand the test of time.  If I'm lucky enough to be going to the Sister's quilt show in another 50 years... I wonder which of the fresh-new modern patterns will be there as antiques??

1 comment:

Kaye said...

I have had the same thought about "modern" quilts! How will they stand the test of time? Very interesting!