Sunday, February 19, 2012
Quilt Show Pictures
A closeup of my lil' Emma enjoying the quilt show... ;)
Here is a small one hanging rightnext to it...also gorgeous!!!
I just love traditional quilts and this one is SO MY TASTE! A scrappy New York Beauty...it's so pretty...
This one I had to snap a picture of because it was made by a friend's sister. She is a well known and very talented quilter/teacher in the area who also runs a long arm business. What a beautiful quilt, and what a treat to be able to "cheer" a participant on.
This quilt is another local woman who is a member of a quilt guild I used to attend. I have been wanting to go back for some time but you know how things just come up. Anyhow she won a first place ribbon and I wish I had gotten a close up...this is hand applique...COMPLETELY hand quilted!!! What a phenominal quilt. This one took a bit of time to make! ;) Teensy little dimples of quilting completely cover this quilt...not an inch of this quilt is untouched or unquilted. It's so beautiful...I am jealous, I will likely NEVER accomplish something like this because I just am not that crazy about hand quilting! :) I will just have to enjoy her beautiful work...
Closeup of the stitching...I want to sew like this one day!
This was my FAVORITE quilt from the entire show...ohmygosh...ohmygosh so pretty!!! Pictures just don't do it justice...
LOOK AT THOSE FEATHERS!!!
AHHH and the roses!!! It looks like she took a fabric marker or something for shading around the petals of the roses but I can't tell. It's so beautiful though, I could have looked at the details of this little quilt all day...
This one was just a really fun quilt...it's not something I would have thought of on my own but boy is this color scheme effective! I'm a sucker for scrappy quilts, and apparently brights too! :)
Well that is enough pictures for one post. Next post I will add a few more. Mom's and my tradition after the quilt show is to stop at Jo-Ann's and go fabric shopping afterwards...well since this was a spur of the moment trip this year I didn't save up a lot of spending money, however, I did pick up these two doodads. I have a water erasable marking pen but I like this one and wanted to try it out for a few wholecloth ideas I have. Small projects, because that is what I like and what is manageable for my life right now. I also got this little bendy ruler. I still have yet to try those free form geese from the book by Gail Garber I purchased last year. I read in her book she likes to use a ruler something like this one...so now I feel all inspired and motivated! :)
See how these things work? You buy it, let it warm up for a year or two, or maybe five, THEN you sew it! ;)