Monday, July 13, 2009

Quilt Show is Over

Quit show is over - alas, no ribbons to take home for ME, but there sure was an abundance of beautiful quilts. Taking them down (my job, with others) was HOT (no air conditioning), and when beads of perspiration almost started dripping off my face onto the quilts, it was time for me to take a rest. This snowy quilt tried to cool us!

Because our quilts are hung close together, it's hard to get decent photos, but I'll start with one quilt made by a friend Kathy, several years ago. She was a new quilter and made this friendly wintery queen quilt and asked me to hand quilt it! She filled the top with so many charming patterns - what fun to see them all. Zowie - it was huge, and some areas were fused, so there is limited quilting in those parts. I quilted swirling snow, snowflakes, snowmen and other motifs. She said I could come up with my own designs in the many motifs. The last border on the outside is wide and blue, not readily apparent in the photo. I swirled snowflakes, snow, round and round, in "s" curves, etc, looking like blowing snow - what fun! (Snowflakes take a LONG time to quilt!) Frankly, I've forgotten how pleasant hand quilting looks. To see the quilting you may have to enlarge the photo (Control +)




Below is the 2010 Serendipity Quilt (can't use the word Raffle). It's a stunner! Who wouldn't love to win this one?

Below, another winner - a stunning Kaleidoscope (much more complicated than I make them!) and I foolishly don't remember the maker! BAD me.


Below is a Log Cabin version - not mine, but isn't it pretty? You may have seen 2-3 versions of this pattern earlier on my blog. I LOVE it, and apparently, so did the Viewers!

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, the quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for the photos

Judy said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. The kaleidoscope is a stunner--I don't see one like that in my future. :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my beautiful, beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

I am gonna have to get myself to a quilt show. What inspiration! There is so much to see just in the pics you put up today. Thanks for sharing them! Sorry you didn't get to come home with any pretty ribbons! :(

Karen said...

The Lone Star quilt is spectacular.

Kathleen said...

Your snowflakes are really pretty - clever. You do nice hand work. (Oh the patience that must take!) Thanks for all the pictures of the beautiful quilts.

LC said...

Great quilts! I have a love/hate relationship with quilt shows. I love to see them and be inspired, but I hate to be inspired and know that I will not live long enough... blah, blah.

I particularly like the twist with the log cabin, and also that Serendipity - a real beauty.

You did a nice job quilting the snowy one too!

Purple Pam said...

Great quilts, and great quilting. Thanks for sharing the photos. Isn't it interesting how fast a quilt show comes down? It is much faster than putting one up.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

My gosh what a lot of work! I've done this and it isn't fun. Lovely quilts. Good job.