In the 1990's I used to watch the HGTV show with Alex Anderson: Simply Quilts...do you all remember it??
Here's the link to some of the archived episodes... http://www.hgtv.com/simply-quilts/video/index.html
I truly was addicted to that show!!! I was very interested in applique quilting and did these blocks....I also did a quilt top on point with these blocks--and I can't find it at the moment...I never did finish it...shame on me...I did have a toddler then and was preoccupied...and working full time....what else can I say? LOL.
Molly wanted to be in the pic! Oh yeah..I simply loooove my quilted bedspread from....shhhh ...TARGET !!
Here's an annie dolly purchased from a local crafter...she used a quilt piece for the heart...
Here's my most prized quilt that I've show here before...an antique handmade quilt from probably the 1930's?? It lays here on my daughters antique rocker in my living room, along with another annie purchased from the same local crafter!
I will definitely be making this small pieced Americana table runner...I purchased the pattern kit at my favorite quilt shop about a week ago...the owner has an eye for putting fabrics together. She had a sample in the shop of the very same one and I had to have it.....It's quick and easy and not overwhelming like making a larger quilt. The larger red piece on the right is for the backing, the two strips on the left are for the 4 patch squares, the cream americana fabric is for the "point" sections (triangles)...the dark blue is for the binding (edging).
Update: Here's the table runner quilt top all pieced...the blue is for the binding...The triangle (cream) fabric has the names as signed on the Declaration of Independence!!.What do you think so far? I'll probably leave it out all year long!
Here it is all pieced...a close up...now to put the batting and backing on and then quilt it!! Click on the pic to see the amazing fabric...now you know why I had to have it!
I very well couldn't forget to add this last pic...of my fabric stash...just a note...this DOES NOT hold all of my fabric (I know...its a sickness and yes I just bought some more tonight!)...some are in bins under my bed...and a bunch more are in the basement, and in my office/studio/craft room where this olde cupboard is...I bought it at Letchworth Arts and Craft Festival a couple of years ago and thought it was big enough to hold all the loot...haha...notice that I put the fabric in order of the ROYGBIV rainbow!!!
Primitives n Stitchin to see all of her gorgeous quilts...She is truly talented!!