Monday, August 30

What's on the line?

Lots of colorful hexagons, that's what is on the line today! Yesterday was so hot and windy. In fact, it was so windy, I wasn't sure I would be able to get good photos of the quilts. I would watch and wait patiently while the quilts swayed back and forth, then snap my pictures when the time was right.........Both of the quilts today are made by Mrs. Danielson, the maker of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt that I shared last Monday. Each of these quilts is hand-pieced and hand-quilted. You can see the even quilting on the white backing in the lower right-hand corner. It's lovely. :-)

The quilts are large and so I hung them over the line as otherwise they would drag on the ground. I will get measurements later today. Take note of the large hexagon in the lower right corner. More on that in a minute.

This is the reverse side of the quilt. This one is soft and comfy and I plan to use it this winter.
This next hexagon quilt is even bigger than the one above and very heavy. Oh, how I love to watch the quilts blow in the wind.......
Notice the corners in the photo above and below. On the lower left you can see that the yellow row of hexagons is not squared off and the edge tells me that this one was made as a bedspread. It's especially noticeable in the photo below.
This is the reverse side of the quilt. Notice that prominent lime green ring of hexagons and the floral backing fabric.............
Remember that hexagon block in the lower right corner of the first quilt? Well, they are the same fabric. Funny thing is that I did not notice it until I looked at the photos!
Both of these quilts need to be laid out, photos taken, and then you could see the "whole picture" of the quilt. I thought about doing that yesterday but when I got inside with those quilts I plopped them on the sofa and went for a cool drink. It was 93 degrees outside and I felt like I'd done a bit of aerobic exercise after I came in from wrestling these quilts up on the line. Yes, the word wrestling is appropriate because I am just barely five feet tall and I have the clothesline set at about 6 1/2 feet high. That means that I have to jump up, grab for the line and then try to whip the quilt over the line. The wind made that a very interesting task today. All this led to the feeling of aerobic exercise. :-)
Hope you have enjoyed these colorful quilts. They are sort of a last hurrah of summer color as in a week or so hot summer weather will be replaced by crisp fall days. At least I hope so!! I'm going to keep hanging quilts on the line as long as the weather allows. When the snow falls though, I'll have to come up with another reason to make Mondays special. I'm already plotting what that might be. :-)
Have a great Monday!
Sandi

21 comments:

ooglebloops said...

These are gorgeous!! Alot of work went into making these-thanks for sharing them and wrestling them onto that clothesline!!! LOL

Kathie said...

oh I always love your whats on the line posts!
beautiful
I want to make one of these someday!
I love the idea of a trip around the world one, scrappy thought...a round of reds, green, blue, etc.
would be fun to make just from the scrap basket
or the stash.
thanks again for taking the time to share these with us
I for one really appreciate it
kathie

Pat said...

Mrs. Danielson made some WONDERFUL quilts and it's great that you are the keeper of them...as you truly give them the love and respect they deserve!!! (Maybe in the winter, you can put quilts over the edge of your porch railing for us???)

luv2quilt2 said...

Wonderful quilts! How special to have them in your home. I can certainly appreciate the difficulties you had in getting them on the line to photograph for us. Thank you!

Crispy said...

Sorry for laughing but I was picturing your jumping up and down loaded down with those big quilts. It's tough being short sometimes :0)

Crispy

Melissa said...

That second quilt is particularly fabulous.

The image of you hanging these is funny but yesterday was definitely a miserable day for doing it.

I went for a run at 5 this morning and it was still 80 degrees.

Jacquelynne said...

I love the cheerful colors (so refreshing- 95 degrees here today...) I have done my share of aerobic quilt photography, too!

Sunny said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially love that first one, so bright and cheery!

Needled Mom said...

Those are really wonderful works, Sandi. She was obviously a wonderful and productive quilter.

Awww...come on....we want to see quilts on the line with snow!!! I can remember hanging the sheets out in the winter and having them freeze. Then we would bring them in and drape them over the radiators to dry.

mehagen said...

I love these quilts, they are so colorful, like flowers in the garden. Thanks for sharing them Sandi.

Pat said...

Those quilts are just so beautiful.
thank you for sharing them.
Happy Quilting!

Beth said...

You do make Monday fun! Love those fantastic hexagons. I really want to do one of those.
Thanks for sharing

Malen said...

Muy buenos trabajos.Felicidades.

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Winona said...

I love hexagons. These quilts are just lovely. Winona

Judy C said...

I just love whats on the line posts, always beautiful.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

These are outstanding quilts....I always like what you have on the line...it will be interesting to see what you are plotting to take its place. Trish

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Funny that you've still got hot hot weather. Ours has cooled quite a bit. Love the hexagons. I really enjoyed introducing my sisters to making them.

Zlaty said...

Very pretty quilts!

Happy sewing!

Karen said...

I think everyone but me has a hexagon quilt in their collection.

Indigo Blue said...

These quilts are gorgeous!!

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