Greetings dear readers! I finally made it to the New England Quilt Museum last week to see the Hospital Sketches exhibit. Of course, it was a thrill to see my quilt, “Golden Glow”, hanging in the exhibit!
The lighting actually made the quilt seem to glow 😊!
I’m not planning to share any more closeups of my quilt in this post because I’ve shown many over the past 3 years, but am happy to repeat that my quilt was made in honor of all the wonderful nurses that I worked with over my medical career. Here are several of the other wonderful quilts in the exhibit. You can enlarge any of the photos by clicking on them.
I very much liked the different backgrounds, the borders, and the hand quilting on this one:
Loved the colors, the border, and the wonderful quilting on the next one and was surprised the stitching was done by machine, per the label, as it looks like hand work!:
I loved the vine sashing and borders on this one:
Congratulations to my friend Wendy Reed for having her quilt chosen for the exhibit! It’s done in her “potholder” style/technique. I had a hard time capturing the exact shade of green of her background, but I love it! I think the first closeup captures it best.
Here’s an excellent 2 color version; I love the border!
I have more of the quilts from this exhibit to share in future posts along with some of the quilts from Carol Breyer Fallert Gentry’s exhibit at the museum. Also more quilts from Quiltfest New England, so stay tuned!😊. It makes me really happy to be seeing quilt shows and exhibits again!
I promised to show “The Inner Reaches of Outer Space” in this post – the binding is on and all it needs is a sleeve and a label to be ready for the Cocheco show in October:
Janet Cass, the long arm quilter who did the quilting on this, did an excellent job of following my wishes for fairly simple quilting that didn’t stand out too much or try to compete with the pieced design:
You can see the binding fabric I chose in the above and below photos:
Here’s the back:
These closeups of the back show some of the quilting:
I’m really happy with this quilt! The “original inspiration” for most of my quilts tends to come from one of 2 different sources: 1) either a particular quilt block or a pattern (that I often play with such that the original pattern is unrecognizable 😊) or 2) a grouping of fabrics or a fabric pull that I want to work with. This quilt started with the former – the quilt, Cataena, made by Timna Tarr, which uses the traditional “endless chain” block. I used her FPP pattern for that traditional block, but my fabric choices, colors, placement of values, and overall design look very different from Timna’s inspiration quilt and I’ve created my own piece of art! Expressing myself artistically remains one of the major reasons I’m passionate about quilting. Many thanks to you readers for coming along with me on this quilting journey!!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi