Sunday, July 29, 2012

Grab a cup of coffee because I have so many quilt CELEBRATIONS to share with you! Have fun with this eye candy!!





I hope you enjoyed the above quilts from an exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum CELEBRATING African American quilts from as early as the 1920's. Do you see influences that remind you of Tonya's current LOVE quilt without sashings, Gwen Marston medallion quilts, Victoria's "made fabric"? As I loved these quilts with mom, I was mindful of Sujata and Nifty's styles and how much I enjoy their talents. Ironically, mom and I found this exhibit during our quest to find Nifty's exhibit. I thought it was at the Northwest Quiltshop in Bellevue but later found out it was a different Northwest. Try again today!











With all of the energy of children and adults playing with scraps, loving the quilts at BAM, I was inspired to stick to my love and make a wonky baby quilt in place of the conventional brick pattern. The baby has parents that are so HIPPIE and so I played with themes that would play to their heart while celebrating the new bundle coming in November. Now to quilt!

And do you notice the pinks and yellows mom brought with her? Keeping you curious of what her project is whlie here with me. Started a block last night and it is yummy....keep you posted!

Happy Sunday and thank you for joining me today! Em

PS....Sharon has opened a store at her blog, http://fabricsandflowers.blogspot.com. She has one pattern and is currently working on a second soon to be unvelied. Hop over and say hi!

14 comments:

LynCC said...

:D Wonky is you. I really liked the bricks, but I confess to feeling vaguely worried that it was so unlike you, lol - as if we're not allowed, any time we want, to step out of our familiar styles!

Sujata Shah said...

Bellevue Art Museum was one of my favorite places to go for inspirations. I love these quilts. Oh I could make a whole bunch again and again. Thanks for the pictures! Sadly, I still have to see these quilts in person.
Visited your sisters blog last night and hope to continue checking what she does in future.
XO

Tonya Ricucci said...

as always, so much fun going on here. woohoo for getting to see these quilts. I just have the book to drool on. love that string quilt with the red and pink blocks together.

bjmccomber said...

Lucky baby.

Tangos Treasures said...

Love the pictures!! Great baby quilt!! Congratulations to the parents!!

Sharon said...

This is a really great quilt! I love the brown with the colors. Wish I was with you guys

Chris said...

I agree with Lynn, your finished top is much more "em" than the sample you showed - thankfully! Always better to be true to yourself - don't think you could do it any other way! Have fun quilting it! :)

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for sharing the exhibit with us - how fun to find something that you weren't looking for! Great baby top - I look forward to seeing how you enhance it with your beautiful quilting.

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm so glad you found the BAM exhibit! Much, much better than the show of my quilts. But if you still want to see them, they're at Bernina Northwest, near Northgate mall, just until the end of July. Of course, you can always come see them at my house! Hi to Mom also.

Karen said...

Looks like a great show - love the baby quilt! It's perfect.

Snoodles said...

How fun to "see" the exhibit with you! Thanks for the tour....looking forward to seeing the baby quilt progress!

Clare said...

Drooling over the keyboard. Wonderful quilts.

Char said...

Hi Em, so happy to see your post. The last few times I've commented on your posts my comments haven't gone through. Hope this works! I love the quilts, thanks for sharing. Love the baby quilt!

quiltzyx said...

Oooh! Thanks for the tour of quilts!! Love the baby quilt design you've ended up with - very "YOU"ish!