Loose Threads: Michele's quilts

Friday, April 1, 2016

Michele's quilts

I had a wonderful visit at Michele's home in northern Kentucky.  Her home is filled with everything that I love:  Longaberger baskets, collectibles and lots of quilts. Here are photos of just a few of Michele's quilts.  She showed me a lot more than these, but I guess I was too busy looking and enjoying the show and tell and forgot to take photos.

If you are a quilter, Michele's home is filled with inspiration.  This is her Stars in the Garden quilt.  The pattern calls for 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" hexagons so it can be framed.  Michele used 3/4" hexagons.  By using 3/4" hexagons, this quilt made a nice sized wall hanging.  This one is on my list of quilts to do,  I love how the black border frames the quilt and just makes the colors pop.


This quilt is Butterscotch Tart a pattern by Fig Tree and Co.  I really like this pattern and plan to try it soon.



While I like the Butterscotch Tart quilt above, this one was my favorite.  I love that fabric in the setting triangles.  


This is Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows, a pattern by Sue Daley.  I love the vibrant colors in this one.  



I don't know the name of this pattern, but it's made of quarter sections of Dresdens.  This one might be an Edyta Sitar pattern called Shooting Star.  


I love all of the red in Michele's quilts.


I have this Jo Morton border in this colorway and pink.  I still haven't used mine, but I love what Michele did with hers.   It makes a wonderful border with mitered corners.  

Here's another beautiful red quilt.  Again, she has used beautiful border fabric.


I haven't tried a lone star quilt yet.  After seeing those that Michele did, I just might try one.  


I love how the color appears to swirl in this one.



Here's another one.  The placement of the red just makes this one pop.  



I think this batik Lone Star is my favorite.  I love how the star colors are pulled from the border.  


I love this bow tie setting with the randomly placed snowflakes.  I'm pretty sure this is some of Edyta's fabric (Laundry Basket Quilts).   

Here's a photo of the two quilts hanging on the wall in the room where I slept.  Notice the bright, red quilt in the bottom corner of the photo.


Here is that red quilt.  The photo was taken on my porch.  I liked that quilt so much that Michele gave it to me.  When I was a teenager, my Grandmother made a quilt for me. Besides the one from my Grandmother this is the only quilt that I've ever received, and I am truly touched.  I just love it.   Thanks again Michele!


I'm a bit behind on my posting.  I still have another post or two from my trip, and I've been doing some sewing, too.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today. 

12 comments:

Scrap and quilts said...

Those are all lovely quilts. I've enjoyed this post a lot. Michele is a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing LuAnn. ;^)

Janet O. said...

With each new quilt you shared there were thoughts racing through my head to leave in the comment, but there were so many beautiful quilts that now I wouldn't even know where to begin. Lovely quilts, all of them. And your story of the quilt at the end--so sweet!

Aunt 'Reen said...

All of Michelle's quilts are beautiful!
And what a treat to receive that beautiful red & white quilt from her as a gift!

sunny said...

Oh. My. Gosh. What wonderful quilts. I've never seen a star with the colors twirling before. Awesome.

Kath said...

Thankyou for the little quilt show! your red quilt is lovely, what a lucky girl you are :-)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--what a lovely collection of quilts! And how generous of her to give you that beautiful quilt--lucky you!

Kyle said...

What a generous and wonderful gift.. The quilt is vibrant and fun, probably just like your friend. Thanks for sharing her talent with us.

Gayle said...

What a lucky gal, and what a great friend to gift you with one of her quilts. It's a lovely one - I've made a version of it myself in scrappy fabrics. She does beautiful work and I'm so glad you shared all those pictures!

Michele Hellmann said...

Wow LuAnn, you made my quilts look wonderful. I had such a great time when you came to visit. We are going to have to do it again very soon. What a fantastic weekend!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty quilts! hard to pick a favorite. You just had too much fun!

Karen said...

It is an enjoyable thing for one prolific quilter to visit another and see all the quilts displayed. Thank you for sharing pictures.

Rose Marie said...

I enjoyed Michele's quilts .... so lovely! What a thrill for you to be gifted that red quilt. Enjoy.

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