Spring Quilt Market: A Few Quilts

Hi There.  One more little market post and we’re done.  I thought I’d show you just a few of the quilts that I liked.  At each market, they always have a small display area of some pretty quilts.  Here are a few that I liked.

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

This is the Gorsuch Family Quilt Circa 1840 Revisited by Margo Hardie from Australia.  The Australia part comes as no surprise — Australians have the beautiful applique gene!  I’m really taken with applique and all the work that it takes.  SO pretty.  I love the little squirrel block — it reminds me of a squirrel block that MeMum made once for her Baltimore Album quilt.

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

This quilt is I Have Many Faces by Natalie Carlton.  It’s such an interesting technique.  The faces are all done with raw edge applique with solid fabrics and then there is some threadplay on top of the fabric.

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

Look at the detail!  Aren’t they cool?  And who doesn’t love an Einstein?

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

This gorgeous Baltimore Album quilt is called Baltimore Classic by Rhonda Pearce from … wait for it … yes!  Australia!

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

Isn’t it beautiful?  I love everything about this quilt — the colors, the setting and the applique border.

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

Those were my three favorites from the display area.  And then there was this quilt — possibly my favorite quilt at market.  I’m not sure why really,  I just love it!

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

I LOVE quilts that have applique AND pieced blocks together.  This is The Aunt’s Quilt by Gina Gregory from …. Australia!  Jen Kingwell will be distributing the pattern and it will be out in June.  I had a long talk with Jen about this quilt.  She said they had a quilt-along for this quilt at Amitie, her quilt shop in Australia.  When I mentioned how much I loved those striped stems and wreaths, Jen said they had a terrible time getting that fabric.  They were begging customers to bring it in from their stashes!  After that conversation, I went on a mission to find a green stripe like that, and I think I found one that’s pretty darn close.  Naturally, I had to order some LOL.

Thimbleanna: Market Quilts

I’m planning on making this quilt in the fall after the fabric and pattern are here.  I think it would be super fun to make it together — anyone want to join me? We could make it a quilt-along, even though I have no idea how to make it a quilt-along LOL.  Maybe a little research is in order!  We could make an applique block and a pieced block each month.  And take breaks.  And eat chocolate.  LOTS of chocolate!!!

Anyway, something to think about.  In the meantime, I started a new project and after I take a picture or two, I’ll show you.


33 Thoughts on “Spring Quilt Market: A Few Quilts

  1. You could never show me too many market photos…thank you!

  2. I love the Aunt’s Quilt – such pretty soft colors. I don’t know how you do a quilt along either LOL — the Australian quilters are so cool they always have some of the best quilts ever – so much detail!! Nothing easy about it – they must love a challenge

  3. I admired that quilt too, I love that whole booth!

  4. I will be watching for the quilt along. I think its a great idea…

  5. Love the B anti ore albums.

  6. Hmm, now I’ll have to look for it. Still thinking about Ghastlies. And steam punk and farming. I’m busy.

  7. Mary ann on May 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm said:

    Hmmm…I just might it would push Steam Punk out of the way but…hmmm. Guess I better be looking for that green stripe! Love the Baltimore albums, maybe someday but I am not that good at needle turn. I learned with freezer paper and I wish I had jumped right in with needle turn. Hugs!

  8. There can never be too many market posts! I’d totally do that quilt along with you, I loooooove appliqué!

  9. They are beautiful quilts, I think that the first one – the Australian – and the Baltimore are my favourites, they really are stunning and so much work with all of the little pieces in them. They must have been amazing to see in person. xx

  10. I would certainly be interested in a quilt along, if we could work out the details …….. I’ll just give up sleeping so that I can get all my sewing done! I love Australian patterns – I have more than I will ever use!!
    The Baltimore quilts are fabulous- I must finish my Baltimore “bed scarf” sometime soon!!

  11. I loove Margo Hardie’s quilt. I have the pattern and plan to make it one day.

    I have a bit on my plate at the moment, so I won’t be joining your quiltalong. I will enjoy watching from the side lines.

  12. Hey, I’m below Anne again! LOL

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts, Anna. I do love applique quilts but I know I would never have the patience to finish one. I’ll cheer you along in your quilt-along. :o)

  13. Anna ,

    You just have to get down here and meet us all you hear! You never know if you time it right I could cook up a storm an show you our little house in the country!

    I have started to do a little sewing in-between my house building.


  14. Thanks for the show Anna. I’m so proud of my fellow Aussies!!

  15. I sure did miss a lot here on your blog while I was playing outside :) I always love your market photos. The “clever flower” in the post below is totally cute!

  16. I love Jen’s quilts. I’ve been wanting to make the Gypsy Wife Quilt and after seeing pics, her Georgetown on My Mind quilt. This one looks beautiful but applique really freaks me out and this has a ton. A quilt along would be fun if I can get past my applique fears!!

  17. Super market reports! Thank you for sharing all of that. Makes me tired just looking at it. Loving Lecien’s flower sugar orange prints. Okay, I really wish I had the desire to applique with you. I would be all in, but that looks a little intense. I will watch and admire from here.

  18. Beautiful works of art. I wish I had the applique gene but I just don’t have it in me. Not sure I would complete the quilt but I will watch your progress for sure. The colors in that quilt are just so pretty.

  19. Jody on May 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm said:

    AMAZING quilts!
    I look forward to your project.

  20. How wonderful to see those Aussie quilters shining at Market. Thanks for the show and tell full of gorgeous quilts.

  21. Wow, these quilts are out of this world!!! Such amazing applique and the face quilt, phew, what an interesting method.

    You seem to be all-in Australian quilts these days. I love the quilt-along idea, it’s a beautiful quilt… and I love the chocolate idea… and maybe some red… or bubbles :)

    Can’t wait to see your new project, hope all is fine

  22. They ARE beautiful. I too, am in awe of the talented quilters who can do such intricate applique work. I am not ready to go there yet. May not ever be ready. Who knows. But I will certainly enjoy seeing the beautiful work that others do! Have you visited Teresa Rawson at Fabric Therapy blogspot? Her work is pretty amazing, too.

  23. stunning quilts! I love the Baltimore and in this modern age, I’m so glad that quilters are still willing to make such lovely quilts.
    Your fall market project looks like it will be fun

  24. What wonderful quilts; I, like you, am drawn to the Baltimore quilts. They are so fabulous and the WORK!! My small group here have been “hounding” Jen Kingwell for the pattern for the “Aunt’s Quilt” and she has promised it soon. What fun that you are going to make it too. We definitely should do a QAL. I’m in, can’t wait.

  25. Goodness, the work in some of these … how many hours I wonder?!

  26. Well, don’t refrain from posting quilt photos on my account! I don’t quilt, but I love to look at quilts, and I’m also very happy to spend too much time gazing at and fondling quilting cottons. I’m not up on who designs what and what is the latest and greatest, but I have a friend who does, and I can always count on swooning over her stash. Don’t tell her I told you that her stashing is outrageously out-of-control; but there’s no harm done, and I get to enjoy her habit vicariously.

  27. Hum … that green looks awfully close to Scrumptious from Bonnie & Camille! I have some at the shop! The stripe may be a tad smaller. Thanks for sharing these quilts. It’s always nice to see someone else’s perspective! Cheers!

  28. Utterly gorgeous quilts, Anna. I’m going to try to remember to take my iPad to mum’s tomorrow and show her. Like you, a mixture of appliqué and pieced, are her favourites. That ‘face’ quilt is absolutely amazing! x

  29. Cathy B on June 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm said:

    Love that quilt!!! Count me in if you do a quilt along!

  30. Oh, those Aussies! How lucky that so many of them live in concentrated areas and provide support for each other (and maybe a bit of competition!). Whenever I have belonged to an active group, I have accomplished more. I think being around productive, creative people on a regular basis is a wonderful thing.

  31. Sorry, the beautiful quilt “I Have Many Faces” is not by me. The artist probably used my technique from my “Making Faces” DVD, which likely caused the confusion.

  32. I can see why you love the Aunt’s quilt! I will be on the look out for the pattern!!

  33. Penny J on August 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm said:

    I love all Jen’s quilts but have had a hard time finding them here in the US. I would really be interested in the quilt a long as well if you get the particulars worked out. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts.

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