Minay’s Quilts, The Second Stage
I continued experimenting, trying to create some things that were unique, but still sticking to the feel I had for the traditional. I started experimenting with three-dimensional quilts about this time too. Most of the quilts in this section are original designs, but a few (like Cowboy Dan) were taken from patterns. Many of the quilts in this section were the result of scrap trades at a quilt guild I belonged to then. I still have many unquilted tops left from the block trades that I will hopefully finish someday. When pigs fly, maybe!
The pictures here were all taken with better cameras. They were still saved in low resolutions (72 dpi) to load faster on the web, so they probably aren’t suitable for printing, but fine for computer monitors and phone screens.
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1994, Amish 4-Patch in 9-Patch (in traditional colors and pattern, machine pieced and hand quilted, as were most of Minay’s quilts until 2016 or so) 1994, a detail from Amish 4-Patch in 9-Patch 1994, Cabins in the Candlelight (a variation on the log cabin block) 1994, a detail from Cabins in the Candlelight 1994, Cardinals in the Snow (applique within pieced borders) 1994, a detail from Cardinals in the Snow 1994, Cowboy Dan (alternating pieced boot blocks, the cowboy and rope are appliqued) 1994, a detail from Cowboy Dan 1994, Edgartown Windowbox (inspired by some of the windowboxes on Martha’s Vineyard, the 3-D flowers are velcroed and are interchangeable with other blossoms) 1994, a detail from Edgartown Windowbox 1994, Mona Fuji (a mixture of applique and theorem painting. This toured with the Hoffman Challenge for a year) 1994, a detail from Mona Fuji 1994, Northwoods (pieced blocks plus applique) 1994, a detail from Northwoods 1994, Sealed With a Kiss (pieced hearts and Valentine letters) 1994, a detail from Sealed With a Kiss (Tootsela is Michael, Katie was our dog) 1995, Briar Rose (applique on stencil painted whole cloth w/3-D roses). Note: The stones are *not* 3-D. 1995, a detail from Briar Rose 1995, Doggone Crazy Cats (Only the mouse is appliqued). 1995, a detail from Doggone Crazy Cats 1996, Louisiana Rose 1996, a detail from Louisiana Rose 1996, Sunbonnet Sue 1996, a detail from Sunbonnet Sue 1996, Tea Time China Cupboard 1996, a detail from Tea Time China Cupboard 1997, Cardinals in the Holly 1997, a detail from Cardinals in the Holly 1997, Dawning of the Age of Aquarium 1997, a detail (the catfish) from Dawning of the Age of Aquarium 1997, Hours to Spare 1997, a detail from Hours to Spare 1997, Oh My Stars and Ribbons 1997, a detail from Oh My Stars and Ribbons 1997, Sky Puzzle 1997, a detail from Sky Puzzle 1998, Oak Leaf and Reel 1998, a detail from Oak Leaf and Reel 1998, Picket Star 1998, a detail from Picket Star 1998, Wow, I Think I Had Too Much Caffeine (the top bar on this website’s main header image is a slice from this quilt) 1999, Early Morning on South Beach (on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, not Miami Beach, FL) 1999, a detail from Early Morning on South Beach 1999, Friendship’s Treasure 1999, first detail from Friendship’s Treasure 1999, second detail from Friendship’s Treasure 1999, Hill Country Sunset (inspired by the Hill Country of Central Texas) 1999, a detail from Hill Country Sunset 1999, Kimono 1999, a detail from Kimono 1999, Kimonos for Joy (Michael’s mom, Joy, collected kimonos, so Minay made this quilt for her. Joy hung it alongside some of them) 1999, a detail from Kimonos for Joy 1999, Vineyard Shingles (Minay loved the variety of shingle shapes she saw on the island. This was the result.) 1999, a detail from Vineyard Shingles