Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More Fabulous Eye Candy

Here's a second installment of photos that I took at the quilt show on the weekend for you to enjoy.

A few of the quilts this time around were embroidered and the photo on the left was the centre panel from one that was hanging behind a quilt appraiser in her booth; it had a very Jacobean feel to it.

This is a border detail from the same quilt...

Then there was this delicate cross stitched quilt; it has been ages since I have seen a cross stitched quilt. Which reminds me...I started a blue cross stitch years ago, I think that it was a Mary Maxim kit, but have no memory of ever finishing it. I wonder where on earth it ended up? This one was also so nicely hand quilted, which was nice to see  as so many seem to be machine quilted.

This Pickle Dish was a real stunner and reminiscent of the amazing show, Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red & White Quilts that was held in New York City last spring. Oh how I wish I could have seen that.

An Amish colour palette worked beautifully on this pattern - not sure what the name of it is but it looks to be a Mariner's Star of one sort or another. The fabrics appear to be solids but if you look closely many are prints.

Here's  a snippet from another two-colour quilt, but done in prints, by Betty's friend Donna Steele. Have I mentioned that I love blue & white quilts (Dawn?)? Donna works in a local quilt shop and last year, out of the blue, gave me this wonderful, huge, bag of scraps from the samples she made for the shop. What a treat!

While this is one that I wouldn't necessarily make myself, it was beautifully done. It's called Vintage Valentine and the applique on it was perfection. Somebody put a lot of love into it.

Here's a closer look:

A cozy Log Cabin with a bit of a twist for the centre of the blocks.

And of course, a little whimsy. Check out her little 'I love quilting' button!

This is just a small fraction of what we saw but it will give you a sense of the wonderful variety that was there. Lots of fun....M


Doniene said...

OOO la, la!! Loving the eye candy!! Such lovely quilts and so inspiring!!! I do not have enough hours in the day to make all the quilts that I want!!


Anonymous said...

These are absolutely amazing. Truly works of art!