Realised I hadn’t included pictures of a particularly handsome Whig’s Defeat quilt seen at Quilt Festival – such a classic don’t you think? and the colours look particularly good at this time of year too.
The vintage applique star block I acquired at Festival a few years ago (and still haven’t done anything with) also looks seasonally appropriate –
Still at Festival, this applique album/sampler quilt (above) was absolutely irresistible. The neatly halved blocks in the border were a visual shock – it’s very tempting to imagine the maker just chopping up blocks on a mission to get the darn thing put together for quilting.
And a charming Whigs Defeat variation, also in the classic red and green
On a non-festive and non-vintage note (but still at Festival), this dramatic small quilt “Tiger Eyes” by Patt Blair, was one of my favourites among the gallery of small quilts for the popular Silent Auction –
which gives me the excuse to include a picture of one of our ginger hooligans doing his best to be photogenic so that he can have his moment of glory in blogland –