The finale: Let me introduce you to Martha!
|(This was us in the Carriage Quilt Shop in Des Moines, WA)|
If you have read the blog Q is for Quilter you probably know a little about Martha. It was my pleasure to meet her in person although I got lost getting to her house in Bellevue, WA, eventually I made it.
This quilt greeted me as I entered her house. Martha uses mostly old/vintage/antique fabric to remake quilts. The repros these days are authentic, so she uses them when she has to.
Isn't this little quilt adorable? This one and the next are mourning quilts for special animals who have passed on.
Martha does most of her piecing and quilting the old fashioned way. (templates, scissors and by hand!)
These are ones she has made. On the pinwheel quilt she didn't like the way the seams came together in the intersection so she appliqued the blue circle over it. I love creative quilters! (check out the beautiful wavy edge)
Another cool border and edge.
Some more wow!
Here is a top that instead of taking apart and using the pieces she may finish this one the way it is.
Martha collects old coloring books, embroidery books and so much more. But look how she utilizes them!
More coloring book embroidery!
It's nice to peak into a quilters stash. Most of this is vintage.
Here are a few of her tops waiting to be quilted.
This is one of my favorites.
Martha gets quite a bit of her stash from old quilt tops Some are in good shape, some are not.
So, as you can see my few days away were a good time to decompress from work and the stresses of everyday. Quilters are the best and the hospitality was outstanding!
Thank you Juliann, Laurie, Linda and Martha for making my trip north a very memorable one and letting me share a peek into your life.
Love you ladies!!
Have a wonderful weekend.