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Inspired By Quilts

on Mar 25, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, charity, contests | 0 comments

As I mentioned, I’m jumping in and giving the Inpsired By contest a try.  The first step is to cruise on over to the Quilt Index and find your inspiration.

Quilt Index

It was really really hard to narrow down.

When I was in college, at LSU, our Historic Textile Museum put on a show of local (Baton Rouge/ Louisiana area) quilter Anna Williams work.  Her story and work are amazing.  {{I guess it made a pretty big impact as it was my first “quilt showcase” to see, ever, at age… 19 or 20.}}  At that time, she hand-pieced loads of hand-cut fabric “strings” to make a very improvisational, free string style quilt.

I had to see if her quilts were documented in the Quilt Index.  Good news!  She has at least one quilt documented in the database.

Anna Williams Quilter

Anna Williams Quilter “A Lil’ Bit Crazy Two” Image borrowed from QuiltIndex.org

Love the strings.  Love the angles!!!  

Then I thought… I wonder if there’s hexagons and strings?  Well, well, well, what do ya know?

Crazy Quilt with Hexagons

Crazy Quilt (c1880)

Hexagons! Stripes!  Random!  Scrappy!

All in all AWESOME.

These are my inspiration for Inspired By challenge.  Stay tuned.

And in case anyone was wondering- I will not be hand piecing or hand sewing any part of my entry.  OH- maybe the binding.  Yeah, I’ll do the binding by hand.  But the rest will be rocking along on my sewing machine.

 

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