Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Amish


Today I received a book about Amish quilts in my mailbox.
Wow.... these quilts have power!! The patterns are beautiful in their simplicity. And I am impressed by the quilting of the Amish ! The quilting is definitely a forgotten part these days. I am so inspired!



Since last week I have the book Quilting with style by Gwen Marston too. It is a great book with on the first page also a 'strong' quilt. In this book you learn all about quiltingdesigns and all in Gwen's words :-) Now I want to learn how to make my own feathers etc.etc.




But I have to finish my new applique quilt first.I am quilting it and with my new books I have all the inspirations I need :-))





Over 53 nights sleep ..... I am on an airplane to AMERICA!!!
It is so exciting. Iwill see Bonnie again :-) , we are going to Paducah and we will meet over there Dawn,Laura,Linda and even two Dutch friends from Amsterdam there. ( yes I know I meet the Dutch ladies in a very roundabout way. LOL )

Lucy

20 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Lucy, your handquilting amazes me. I'd love to do some handquilting but I'm not sure I could do it. Maybe one day I'll sit and try a little!

Sweet P said...

Your handquilting is great. I love the simplicity of Amish quilts. They are stunning.

Have fun when you come to America.

Laura said...

Oh Lucy, I am so jealous! I am very homesick right now!!! Have a wonderful time in the States!!!!!

PS: Your appliqué and hand quilting are beautiful!

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I have that same book and I love it! I love the use of color and the graphic simplicity of the Amish quilts, and often turn to that book for inspiration. Your hand quilting is wonderful. Enjoy the US.

gwen said...

I love all Marston books and I am inspired by each of them. Your quiting looks gorgeous. I envy you to go to America and meet all these nice persons. Have Fun!

Alena said...

oh, lucy, your books look awsome - not to speak about your hand quilting, I will have to go and find some good book about this technique and try myself...
great plans for travelling - enjoy and give regards to all those marvellous quilters...

Nadine said...

Aaaah, you certainly know the key to my heart, Lucy ! Han quilting is my favorite part of the process. I just feel in heaven, when handquilting !
Now you're tempting me to order these books, too ! LOL
Lucky you, going to Paducah! I promised myself to make that trip for my 60th birthday, sooo still five years to go.... but I will, I will, patience is always rewarded, isn't it ?

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

(can't wait seeing your applique quilt finished !)

Clare said...

Beautiful hand quilting. I wish mine looked like that! I love Amish quilts and perhaps one day might pluck up courage to make one.

Conni Lu said...

Those quilts are lovely. Welcome to USA and Paducah. I live within driving distance of Paducah and go there quite often. While there be sure to visit Hancocks of Paducah quilt store - it's full of everything quilting related. :)

Heidi said...

Yes Amish quilts are very impressive and powerful. I am from Amish country and it is one of the things I do miss living in Holland. They are really a wonderful community.

Elaine Adair said...

You make lovely hand stitches. I just love the little 'poofs' - or whatever you call them - fro mhand quilting. Have fun with Bonnie!

Dawn said...

Oh I love that top quilt! The colors, the design, the quilting! I think I must get that book! I agree books like that are so inspiring!

Tonya R said...

I love that book too. My favorite quilt is in the back pages - very maverick with wonky bits of friendship stars. Your quilting is beautiful and what a clear photo. I am so excited about your trip to Paducah - it sounds amazing.

Meredith said...

I do enjoy hand quilting. Yours is very pretty. I do hope you enjoy your trip and have an extra bag packed for all of the great quilting items you may want to pick up while traveling.

mereth said...

I love that star set in the 9 patches,I'm putting that in my'ideas' list too. Your applique and quilting are very fine, you'd be able to do lots of those Amish feathers and ferns.

Shelina said...

I was just going to say that I like the simplicity of Amish quilts too, but looking at your pictures, there are stars in the nine patches, and for me that wouldn't be simple to piece at all! It is a gorgeous quilt. And the quilting is exquisite.
The quilting you are doing is also exquisite. I have a couple quilts that I will be handquilting if I ever finish them.

Laura said...

I love the Amish quilts! And I can't wait to see your Applique quilt all quilted! We are getting closer to Paducah every day, I can't wait!

Revee said...

Your new books sound like wonderful inspiration! I can't wait to see your applique quilt when it is finished. :)

Paulina Baeza said...

good for you ,in USA,excuse me i live in America too,but no in USA.Have a good time.

Leigh said...

Lucy, your hand quilting is amazing. I love to hand quilt but I have trouble keeping my stitches all the same size. Yours looks perfect. :-)