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The one quilt I did enjoy is one I have made before from other books. There are a few out there that are truly gorgeous, and embrace the concept of showing off your prints. My next stop for inspiration was the big quilt expo, called Road to California, which was held last weekend in Ontario, California.

The result isRather they represent the many

These quilts remind us that original, unique works of art may be as close as the coverings under which we sleep. There is no structural reason for the amount of tying on Rail Fence except for the enjoyment that the quiltmaker seemed to have derived from embellishing it. Auditioning fabrics for stripe inserts I began to pull together some fabrics to make a set of stripes to insert into the sunset background piece.

The colors of the piano-key border are perfectly ordered, yet this quilt stands apart because of the innumerable ties made of embroidery floss which cover the surface. Since that initial exhibition, many museums and galleries have organized shows, displaying quilts in a manner previously reserved only for paintings and more traditionally accepted art forms. Rail Fence, for example, follows a strict, careful layout.

The result is a quilt more vibrant and expressive than many traditional bird quilts. Rather, they represent the many traditional quilts that were made by women who could not resist giving a community pattern a personal twist and identity.

Bad Hair Day, by Martha A. Bird quilts were common during the s and s. There are a lot of better books out there.

It is a very simple layout, and quite a common quilt, but utilizing larger scale prints. One insert row sewn together I only had an hour to work today, so this is as far as I got. So, all this brings me to my quilt.