Went to to New Quilt Museum on Tuesday with my friend, Wendy, to see the Charm Quilts of Pat Nickols'.....it was a glorious day for the 2-1/2 hour trip (one way!). In fact, we had glorious weather most of the week......glorious weather, to me, means temps no higher than 70 or so, Low Humidity, and a Breeze.......great for drying laundry on the clothesline, but I digress from my topic...................I took so many photos that I think I will show one or two quilts in a post.....love the detail shots of the fabrics for study and comparison. I took a photo of each descriptive placard....hope they are readable! This first Hexagon Charm had little slips of paper pinned to various fabrics in the center noting where each was formerly used.....most interesting! Will need to return for the Next Exhibit which is Rhode Island Quilts!!
I think this center does contain a couple hexagons cut from the same fabric.....
The following 5 quilts were made by Wendy who loves Charm quilts as much as I do.........not to even mention Scrappy! Love the second one with the Eagle Wreath in the center.....perfect size for a little quilt!
This quilt is made in the so-called "Potholder Style".....each block is a mini quilt in itself which are whipstitched together to form the whole quilt......a New England attributed technique frequently used in Signature/Album Quilts and written about by Pam Weeks in her book, "Civil War Quilts".
This may have been Wendy's first charm quilt.....she is considered the Feedsack Queen of Maine!!
And here is the latest full scrap box ready to find a new home! It is a USPS Medium Flat Rate box filled to the brim! Just leave a comment and your name will go in the drawing. If you comment Anonymously, be sure to leave contact info in your comment or I will have to draw another name!!