After my last post, I began reflecting upon my start in quilt making which began with traditional patchwork. I still like the look and believe it or not, continue to decorate mainly with traditional quilts.
I'll admit the patchwork quilts I make now are MUCH simpler and faster because I'm anxious to get back to creating art quilts. For you non-believers....yes I really did make traditional quilts.This photo of my living room appeared in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's "At Home With Quilts - Oct. 1995 - issue #276. The Thousand Pyramid quilt is a charm quilt....no single fabric patch was repeated. It's hand quilted.
Here's a view of our great room at our river home in Brodhead, WI. Note the "Little Red Schoolhouse" hanging on the right. To this day, I continue to use antique ladders to display quilts.
Back when I started quilting in the mid 1980's I would never have dreamed it would lead to a 25+ year career traveling the quilting highway, nor would I have envisioned the type of quilts I'm creating now. The skills I mastered back then to achieve accurately pieced quilts, meticulously hand quilted were the foundation for my journey. I'm still enjoying that journey!