Friday, September 16, 2011

Simply Elegant....Seeing Double?

 My house is almost like living in an ongoing quilt show, but better....I get to touch the quilts!  Everyone knows the first rule at a quilt show is "Don't Touch the Quilts".  How lucky am I that I get to "Touch the Quilts" and I love it!  Having so many beautiful quilts coming and going all of the time the family boys are pretty used to working with them.  The boys, AKA - the quilt hangers (they hold the quilts for pictures) know the proper way to handle the quilts.  Don't drag the ground, hold it up, fan fold it, you know just "the rules".  Having them know "the rules" made them extra handy last spring when they (ahem) volunteered to help set up and take down the guilds quilt show.  Okay, back to my point.....seeing all of the quilts that we do, the hubs will occasionally comment on the ones he really likes. He loved these two quilts, but who wouldn't?

Recently I had the pleasure of working on a couple of quilts that were amazing!!  I met Ester at one of my guilds and was thrilled when she asked if I would quilt her quilt. Who? Me? Really??   Ester's quilts are fabulous! I *think* she's been quilting for years and years!  She has perfected the art.  Her pieces draws the big bucks at the quilt show auction, because "Ester made it".  So here's a couple of pictures of her beautiful quilt.....



Then I get a phone call from Betty.  She's been working with Ester and Betty wanted to know if I could quilt her quilt, sure no problem.  I was surprised when she arrived and I pulled out this beauty!  Just like Ester!And here's a couple of pictures of Betty's quilt.....




They look like the same quilt, don't they?  Both quilts were a dream to work on.  I used the same design for the quilting, Denali by Anne Bright and it was the perfect addition to these beautiful quilts.  I didn't realize until Ester introduced Betty the other night at our guild meeting that Betty is Ester's niece!  Such a talented family!

I've posted a few more pictures at the other blog:

Insanely Cheap Quilting

That's it for today...
Thanks for checking on me, have a fabulous weekend!
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say.........

9 comments:

JCnNC said...

I really like that Denali - very nice. Judy C

Barb said...

Those quilts are wonderful!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow these quilts are so pretty!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow!~ what neat quilts! I love the design you chose for the quilting. :-) Have a happy weekend!

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilts! Love the Denali pattern.

Allie said...

I don't think I'd be good at this Joanne, my customers would wonder what happened to their quilts - I'd want to keep them all! Beautiful quilting on these!

QuiltSue said...

They are great quilts and your quilting looks fab too.

Carla said...

Ester's quilt is so pretty! Love the way you quilted.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow they are fabulous !!!