Saturday, April 28, 2012

From Roses To Beatles

One of the impressive qualities of quilter Barbara Polston is her ability to create diverse selections in design.

Prairie Rose (1998) was one of her first original creations.
After receiving quite a bit of recognition, she felt encouraged to continue working on additional quilt projects.

She said the pattern in Prairie Rose reminded her of cross stitch.

Hand quilted by her mother Bernice Abbott.

One of the things I love to observe is how quilt designers branch out and move from one medium to the next.
We see personal evolution in the face of their quilts.
Notice the changes that have taken place in Barbara from 1998 through today.

Courage (2008) uses many techniques from hand painting to detailed machine quilting.

Barbara's quilts are often made for submission to various Quilt Challenges.

The Little Mermaid (2010) was the result of a Fairy Tale challenge.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
From the 1960's until today, we have always been big Beatles fans.
I wish I had gotten closer with my camera to take more detailed pictures of this delightful miniature.
Barbara used a 3-D effect, where each figure of the Fab 4 stood out from the quilt.
I'm guessing this is one of her latest designs because it is not listed on her web page.
For more details on Barbara's other quilts, you can visit her at Barbara Polston, Quilter by Avocation.


Lois Evensen said...

Wow, so very different! Lots of talent to design and make those. Very, very nice. I love seeing all the quilts you share with us.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Quite the progress she has made. Thank you for sharing this.

dream quilt create said...

She is very innovative and especially creative! I love her beatles quilt, they are my favorite music group of all time :)

Nanette Merrill said...

Love prairie rose.