Monday, October 26, 2009

Beautiful Quilt!



My friend MaryAnn and I known each other for well over 20 years. We work in the same field. But over the years we have discovered that we have many common interests.  (I have her to thank for getting me into the jewelry making thing.)  But, she is a master quilter and I am constantly in awe of her work.  She makes all sorts of quilts and always has a few in the works.  She has entered many of them in shows, with positive results. 

Whenever we get a chance we like to get together and sew.  We have made a couple projects together (I'll share those in detail on other posts).  When we do work together, she is the ying to my yang.  I am the sort that just kinda throws things up in the air and they come out kinda gal.  She brings precision to our projects.  I can't be bothered with the precision that some things take (or I don't have the patience for it).  She also has a eye for color and patterns in fabric that work best together (in that department you'd think I was color blind).  Thus a couple very good reasons that she is a master quilter and I am not.

We also ike to share pictures of projects we have made or patterns we have purchased.  E-mail and those fancy-schmancy phones we have make sharing so quick and easy.  We are gettin ready to do a project together - a mystery quit - you don't know what it is unti it is done - I'll post about it later as we are going to work on them Veteran's Day.  But the other day she sent me a picture of her latest quilt.  She picked up the technique on a recent trip to Hilton Head (even though it was a vacation with the famiy - she always takes her sewing machine and works on some projects).  I beieve it's called a kaliedescope technique (that's what it looks like).  Anyway it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!  I wanted to share it for her.  hahaha  It is very beautiful and I wanted y'all to see it.


MaryAnn, my dear friend I hope you are reading this!  hahaha (and not kill me for posting your quilt, but it is just too beautiful).  You're an inspiration and a true friend.

I am aso bad about looking at someone's project and figuring out how to do it mysef. So I have been trying really hard to figure this out. I think I have it and am gonna try it and see.



5 comments:

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Omg! That is gorgeous! All tho I do not make quilts,I love them and own many. Where do I order one? King size,earth tones of any kind. Pleasssse,I'll even take a picture size to frame? Seriously,there is money to be made with this pattern. Have a great day.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Oh my,I just noticed that the one in the picture is a table cloth,(I'm not awake yet). I'll take one of those too,oval!LOL

LeeAnn said...

ACtually it's a quilt for a bed. She has a huge dining room table and it is a good place to spread things out. So I'm thinkin' she spread it out on the table so she could take a picture of the whole thing. I'm pretty sure I have the technique figured out. I'll knowin a couple of days when I try to do it.

Julie said...

That is beautiful!!!!! I want one! LOL

My Aimless Infatuation said...

LeeAnn,Sorry that I scared you with my scarecrow post,I had no idea. Looking forward to your next post.