Some women dream of the "man that got away." Not me. I dream of the quilts that got away...
A little while ago, quilt dealer Julie Silber posted a photo on facebook of a quilt she had sold. It stirred a memory in me of another quilt that I loved years ago. Let's just put in the category of "quilts that got away."
I think you can see a photo of the Julie Silber quilt here. I had seen a quilt similar to this many years ago at a local antique mall. I used to visit the quilt on a regular basis. I was filled with regret when it sold--and not to me.
The quilt was what we might call concentric squares. Barbara Brackman did a post about similar quilts called White House Steps. The quilt that I loved was made of wool and had a lot of orange and grey. It did not have the half square triangles in the center. The graphic quality of the piece took my breath away. I should have bought it but now it has to live in my memory.
Another quilt I loved was brought in by a member of our quilt study group years ago. I had posted the photo on this blog years ago so I don't think Liza will mind.
Liza had been interested in a pink and green quilt that I owned and we talked briefly about making a swap but it never came to be. In a way I'm glad. I rarely make a quilt that is similar to an antique one that I own.
I love everything about this piece and even later purchased a brown fabric with pink flowers so that I could use up my 19th century reproduction fabrics and make my own version. It's still on my list...maybe next winter?
There are many modern quilts that I have loved, coveted, or been inspired by. Pinterest and other online forums make saving these images so much easier.
Have you ever seen a quilt (antique or other) that you wished you owned?
Take care and have a safe and happy day!