Greetings! As promised, here are my pictures of Bobbie Korengold’s quilts. She had them laid out over her couch in front of her living room window, one on top of the other, so it was like an old fashioned “bed turning” without them being on a bed. The lighting tended to dull some of the colors, but the outstanding workmanship is very visible. All of her quilts are complex hand appliqué with hand quilting and embroidery. These are in order from first to most recently completed. I had only previously seen the last 3 in person.
The first quilt was the kind of Baltimore Appliqué that most quilters would tackle only after a lot of previous appliqué experience! Her hand quilting stitches were not tiny, but were even! See my last post for the whole quilt with Bobbie in the pic and don’t forget to click on pics to see the details!!:
Second quilt – she tackled an on point setting!
Third – dark background! And her hand quilting stitches have gotten much smaller! Beautiful use of marbled fabrics.
Fourth – gorgeous alphabet quilt; love her sashing and borders on this one as well as the trapunto in the quilting:
Fifth – Bobbie’s wonderful interpretation of the “Bird of Paradise” or “Lost Boy” quilt top. Bobbie drafted her own patterns from a picture of the original quilt top so it isn’t exactly the same as the “Civil War Bride” pattern that many have used to copy this.
Sixth – a very complex Baltimore Album style quilt – you can definitely see how she increased the appliqué challenges (and met them!!) with this one!
Seventh – Bobbie’s “Mary Brown” quilt – beautiful use of trapunto here!
Eighth – I just love the red background on this! I’m pretty sure Bobbie won some significant ribbons at national level shows for this one:
Ninth – Zeruha’s Legacy. Bobbie drafted this pattern straight from a rug she saw – I believe it was at a Folk Art Museum. It turns out that the “Caswell Quilt” pattern that a number of appliqué -ers have made is similar. This was a multi- award winner and I am sorry to say that somehow I missed getting a picture of the whole thing. I love the unusual rusty red background and her overall color choices:
Tenth – one of my two top favorites of Bobbie’s quilts – “Ben’s Midnight Garden.” I absolutely love EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS QUILT!!!!!
Here are 2 pictures I took of it at the Vermont Quilt Festival – 3 years ago I think!
Eleventh quilt – My other favorite -” Threads of Friendship” which was BOS at Vermont 2 years ago. This is a stunningly gorgeous quilt!!!!:
Here are 2 pictures from the VQF which show it off a lot better than the one picture I took at Bobbie’s house:
And finally the 12th quilt – her BOS winner from last year’s VQF. I love the green background and the oriental/Asian aesthetic. The quilting designs are wonderful as are the color choices for the flowers:
Better pictures from VQF, esp. for the colors:
WOW!!!! Thank you Bobbie for inviting me into your home and showing me your magnificent hand made quilts!!! I look forward to seeing your silk quilt – perhaps at Vermont next year?!
I was finally able to take my string quilt off the design wall and make room for
“Time of Plenty” which has been hiding in the closet for several weeks (has it been months??) I’m happy to get back to it. All I need to do is sew the lower left corner pieces together and the center will be done. This weekend I worked on designing a border. I ironed and cut the border pieces 10 inches wide. I played with some ideas and came up with what you see below (all are simply pieces of fabric cut and stuck or pinned to the design wall – no sewing at that point):
Next post I’ll show how I’m making these triangles.
I am closing this post with pictures from our front door into our front yard this past Friday – can you believe it!!!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi