July 9, 2016

Quilts and Color, part 1


Yesterday was my birthday.  I decided to spend the day in San Diego.  Initially, I was going to get down there, via public transportation.  I was going to take a bus, the train, and a trolly, to the downtown area and shot some photos.  But my focus changed and I couldn't figure how to get to Balboa Park with public transportation, so I drove!

The San Diego Museum of Art is having an exhibit called Quilts and Color, sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The first category is called Vibrations.  Somehow I missed the information on this first quilt, but it certainly does vibrate!






This Carpenters Wheel Quilt was made by Mrs. Miller, of Easton, PA, in 1890.  She made seven of this pattern, one for each of her children.  She varied the colors and the quilting patterns.


This Log Cabin Quilt is a variation called Windmill Blades.  By alternating black with color, the quiltmaker heightened the effect of spinning blades.  She made this quilt in 1890 and used wool, damask, and cotton.


This is a great exhibit and I'm going to post about it in installments.
May your bobbins always be full,

1 comment

  1. Belated Birthday greetings. Great photo of the Museum and lovely photo's of those quilts. Looks like you had a nice day :)

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