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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quilts = Comfort

It's a stressful time in Colorado, and I'm ready for a little comfort.  I'd like to curl up with a good book and wrap myself in a quilt.  The next best thing is looking back on my visit to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.  This summer they are displaying Pennsylvania quilts from the 1860s and 70s.  Here are some of my favorites -

Bull's Eye with Mariner's Compass





Pineapple Applique (or Thistle and Plume)


Princess Feather


Scherenschnitte - Coxcomb Variation
Of course I like this one - it reminds me of horseshoes!

6 comments:

JJ said...

Terry, those quilts are just gorgeous! I have an aunt who is a beautiful quilter. She's given me 3 (one of which won 2nd place at the Georgia State Fair)!!

Anyway, I've been thinking about you (and all of Colorado) these past few days! I hope your farm is well out of harm's way; and that these awful fires burn themselves out very soon!

Ruffles said...

They are nice quilts!! My mum is a pretty good quilter. She made me a horsey one for my bed.

Dreaming said...

I have walked by the quilt museum in Golden nmerous timess, but have never gone inside. Next time, i need to take a bit of time to do so. My mom was a quilter, so seeing quilts brings great memories - and maybe even a feeling at she is looking over my shoulder and smiling.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! All those quilts are gorgeous!

Once Upon an Equine said...

Beautiful! Do you quilt? I don't, but my grandmother did and my cousin does and so does my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law gives quilts to her family members on special occasions or at Christmas or birthdays. I'll know I've finally been accepted into the family when she gives me a quilt. I'm not holding my breath.

Bonnie said...

Hi Terry. I stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest. I am so interested in the bullseye quilt. My husband and I had one shipped to us on approval but did not keep it due to condition issues. It is almost identical to the one you photographed. Thanks for sharing.