Texas Quilt Museum

While in Houston recently Sarah and I made a trip to LaGrange, TX to see the Texas Quilt Museum.  I had seen photos of the facility in magazines and was thrilled to be able to visit it in person.  To my delight, the artist that was being featured at the time was Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.  I’d been admiring her creations for a long time.

I was not disappointed — it was fantastic.  It isn’t a huge museum, but they have plenty of space to display quilts from the featured artist, as well as additional quilts in an adjoining room.  We were not allowed to take photos, but they did offer to take photos of us next to our favorite quilts (I begged for an extra pic and they willingly obliged).  Here they are:

Although not a large quilt, I had admired it when I first saw it in a magazine.  It’s called “Cattywampus Log Cabin #4,” and you can see her design concept for it here.

This next  one is called  Jacuzzi Jazz #1.  Take  a look at  her design concept here.  

Last,  I really  liked  this next  one called  Spirogyra #1.  The colors are  so pretty together.  Click  here for Caryl’s Design Strategy.

I’m sure you would enjoy looking  at her website, where all of her quilts can be seen — click here.

 

 

 

 

Baby Quilt

I recently had the pleasure of delivering one of my quilts to an adorable baby.  I enjoyed making this for our friends.  The design is called a “Disappearing Nine Patch,” because you start with nine squares sewn together, cut them up, then turn them to create this design.

Here is the new father and daughter!  Congratulations Mom and Dad!

 

Sarah’s Quilt

My last blog featured a quilt I made for Jeremy and this post from the past featured Chris’ quilt.  I also made one for Sarah in 2010 that she absolutely loves.  She chose the fabric and it turned out real pretty.

As you can see below, I also figured out a way to make it into a duvet so she can put a comforter inside it.  The back side is a soft flannel that makes it extra comfortable.

I love the spirals Virginia Ohr quilted into the top for us.

 

Three More Quilts

Here are two more quilts I made several years ago, but failed to post until now.  The first one is called “Dutch Breeze.”  I really loved making this quilt; it’s very simple.  You just sew three strips together (2-1/2″, 1-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ widths), then cut four each at 4 1/2″ and sew them together into small 8 1/2″ blocks.  Easy!

The next two are called “Take Five” because they’re made with five fabrics.  I have two here, in different colors:

These are also really quick and easy to make, but with stunning results if the fabrics are right.

 

Charms

I have two more quilts to show you this week, also finished a long time ago.  This first one features charm packs of fabric — precut into 5″ squares.  Looking back on the project, I’m amazed I figured out how to add these scalloped borders with the binding.  It turned out real pretty, don’t you think?

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Virginia Ohr did the lovely quilting for me.  She also quilted this “DNP” (Disappearing Nine Patch).  I love the apples she quilted for me.  This pattern is easy to do — you simply make several nine patches and then cut and turn them into certain patterns before sewing them back together.  I enjoyed making this quilt, too.

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Delft Quilt

Here are two more quilts I completed some time ago.  The first one is from Louisa L. Smith’s book, “Strips ‘n Curves.”  I worked on this while my sister made her own, and we loved this project.  I’m thrilled with how beautiful it turned out.

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This next one was my first quilt that featured appliqué motifs.  It’s a pattern called “Tin Glaze,” and the idea of the quilt and fabric is to look similar to delft pottery.  I did the quilting myself on both of these quilts, and was very pleased with the results.

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