Inspiring Quilts

It is a holiday – Labor Day – here in the States. The official end of summer. Sad.
So in honor of holiday and avoiding much labor of my own today, I thought I would share the fruits of other people’s labors at the Garden Quilt Show I went to a couple of weeks ago.
This Halloween Houses quilt was made by my friend and co-worker Sharon. It comes from the Buggy Barn pattern, Flag Day. I love the overall design and colors. Her friend Larisa quilted the most amazing details.
A couple of wonderful antique quilts.  I loved the scrappy Dresdens on the cheerful yellow background. And the hexagons in this Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt were tiny! Each hexagon was about the size of a quarter.
I also loved this Snowball quilt using reproduction shirtings.
 This is what I’m doing today. But I’ll be back with more good stuff throughout the week.
Happy Labor Day!


  1. says

    First inspiring comes to mind..your friend Sharon who made the houses…love love love it…<br />I think I may just have to make one…I can think of a zillion reasons why, ok a bit of an exageration. I&#39;m bad.<br />blessings madame samm<br />ps love your blog on my list of must sees.

  2. says

    Thanks for bringing us to the show with you! Those are some wonderful quilts. I really like the quilting on the Halloween Houses quilt – I&#39;ve been obsessing over quilting these days more than the fabric. Looks like a beautiful place to visit too!

  3. says

    I am always a little sad to say goodbye to summer. I feel like Labor Day is the official last day of summer. On a happy note, I love the quilt show pics!! My friend Ella and I almost went, some conflict or another. Looks like a great display of quilts.

  4. says

    I don&#39;t know if you&#39;ll still get this since this is an old post, but I was wondering if you had any more info on the star quilt (second picture)? Like, what is the pattern called, and do you happen to recognize what fabric line that is? Thanks!<br /><br />Elisabeth

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