So over a week ago, after the mister and I went to the Christmas Show, and after the American Hero Quilt Tea, our next stop ended up being the meat of our day...we landed at Island Quilter to see the Freddy Moran Quilt Exhibit. I'd like to say I've always been a Freddy Fan...but the reality is I'm her newest fan. It was only the day before that I heard her name and saw a picture of one of her quilts, which are bright, happy, inventive and over-the-top creative, that I became one of her many devotees.
Please forgive my usual blurred pics, not all of them are bad, only half, a glaring-statement of the photographer herself! But you'll be able to get the gist of Freddy's quilts...one eye-popping-colorful-quilt after another!
Freddy is rather free with her designs - sometimes there is a distinct pattern, sometimes not - she just goes with whatever suits her at the time - and she's not a big stickler for matchy-matchy-straight-lines, something I feel is SO over-rated...again, a glaring statement in regards to you know who! (You can read an interview in Quiltmaker Magazine with Freddy by clicking here.)
Think Gees Bend Quilts - or maybe just devil-may-care...Freddy is my kind of quilter! This quilt, above, like most of Freddy's quilts, is a scrap-buster...you'd have to continually be buying fabric just to have enough scraps!
From a distance the geranium quilt is stunning...up close you can see it's all raw-edged machine applique - be still my heart!
The quilting on her quilts was wonderful - I didn't write down who the quilter was, so sorry! For you Seattle quilters, if you haven't been to Island Quilter on Vashon, get yourself over there...the ferry ride will set you back the cost of 2 yards of fabric but I promise it will be worth it - their selection of fabric is like nothing you've ever seen!
Like always with my pictures, try squinting - might help make them less blurry. I do try. In my defense I had the mister walking 2.3-inches behind me telling me to hurry along...he's ever so happy to go with me to quilt shops just as long as I know the meter is running. Tick-tock, tick-tock - it's hard to get a picture with Father Time breathing down your neck!
This may look like a simple quilt block - but notice that none of the "clothes" are the same!
This is a modified pickle dish block - haven't ever seen a pickle like this - but don't you just love it? Again, the colors she uses are just incredible...what must the inside of her brain be like?!
If you stare at this too long you'll go blind, or your eyes will cross and stay that way or you'll just be very relaxed, calm and all will be right with the world - depending on what drugs you take.
There are no words for this one - every color of the rainbow and then some - and check out those triangle placements! Bizarre-bizarre! But I do love it!