Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rahna Summerlin Quilts

 Last August I took a picture 
at the IQF Long Beach Quilt Show
of  Rahna Summerlin's
Blooming In Chintz 
see post on 8/12/13
 I love her style and designs!
While in Houston
Rahna and her husband approached me
and thanked me for featuring one of her quilts
on my blog.
During our conversation I learned Rahna has two quilts
here at International Quilt Festival!
Of course, I had to run right down 
as soon as I could
and check them out.
A very talented lady!
 Fish Scraps
 Rahna wrote:
"There are ten variations of fish on this quilt 
all foundation pieced, all original. 
I was inspired by two large boxes
of fabric samples given to me by an acquaintance
in the surf wear industry.
Almost all of the fabric on the front and back 
are from these ready-to-wear
fabric samples and remnants.
Approximately 220 hours went into the making 
of this quilt"
 Great use of scraps.
 There were a lot of people
standing nearby
oohing and aaahing over Fish Scraps.
 Last Summer's Leftovers
 Rahna wrote:
"I fell in love with an antique Railroad Crossing
quilt I saw in Sharon Newman's book
Treasures From Yesterday, Book 2
I made this quilt with lots of leftover triangles
from a prior quilt I had made the year before.  
I am constantly inspired by antique quilts and am
infatuated with scrap quilts from the early 
to mid 1900's.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat quilts - I love those fish!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I love both of them. So beautiful. *Swoon* How exciting to meet her!