A Local Quilt Show…

Our annual local Quilt Show happened several weekends ago now.

Here are some of the gorgeous quilts that were hanging in the Show.

There are alot of talented quilters and people in this area. I am

sure that you will agree after you have seen these pictures.

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Star Quilt

I am unsure of many of the people who made these quilts. And

be forewarned, there are alot of pictures in this post.

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16 Patch Quilt

The additions on the corners add some more interest to the

quilt.

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These are some of the wallhangings in the Show. Yes, my camera

didn’t do a very good job here. I apologize but I am sure you get

the overall idea of the design.

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Cute little birdies.

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More wallhangings.

Mary made the lower wallhanging.

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More wallhangings

Quite the selection at the Show this year.

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A modern Quilt

There were alot of modern quilts at the Show this year.

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A very colorful modern quilt.

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Very subdued colors in this quilt but still effective.

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A Chevron Quilt.

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Joan made this quilt that I finished for her last year. It

received lots of comments.

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I still love the bubbles, or pebbles, and the matchsticks;  it adds

so much texture. And I love texture, although I don’t want to

quilt another one like this for a while.

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I think this was considered a large wallhanging.

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A Strip Quilt

I love the pinks in this quilt.

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As I  mentioned before, a nice selection this year.

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Another Modern Quilt.

I do like the blocks in this quilt.

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This looks like Northcott’s Stonehenge fabrics to me.

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A Floral Quilt

How can you not like this one? Love the flowers and the colors.

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Wow!! Look at all that piecing!

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Love the modern fabrics in this one.

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Doesn’t color affect the way you react to a quilt?

I love how the colored blocks go around the

quilt.

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CArls’ Quilt

This quilt is rather interesting. Not sure of the name or

the designer.

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BArb’s Quilt

I love Batik fabrics.

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Not quite sure of the block’s name that was used in this quilt.

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More piecing. And curved at that.

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A bright quilt

Again, I am unsure of the name but I can’t imagine

all that piecing.

 

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Anther dark photo. I am sure you get the idea though.

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Tans and browns.

I do like this color scheme together.

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A very traditional quilt. I think it has 1/2 log cabins

strips in it.

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A Sampler Quilt.

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A Modern Garden Quilt.

This one intrigues me. What a great idea to use up some

of your blocks that are floating around.

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Lynn’s Sock Monkey Quilt

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Susan created this fun quilt from Lori Holt’s pattern

called “Cake Walk.” I keep telling Susan that she should

be designing because she uses a pattern but changes it

up to make it her own.

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The border area was alot of fun, although it would have been

scary to watch me as I zoomed around each of the mice in the

border.

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An example of one of her cakes. Notice the trim that was used

as icing. I couldn’t help but to keep smiling and laughing as I

quilted this quilt.

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I am unsure if the designs on this quilt was totally embroidered.

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Mary’s Quilt

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The lady who created this quilt used alof of bias strips.

She mentioned that it took her quite a few years to

complete but it is stunning.

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An Applique Quilt.

These are works of art to me.

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A close up of the blocks in the quilt.

Hope you enjoyed all the pictures. I have

a few more for next week. Have a great week.

 

A Quick Hello…

This will be a quick hello as I am literally running out the

door, trying to prep for an upcoming local Quilt Show

this weekend. Who says that a quilter’s life is dull and

boring?

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Before I leave you, I want to show you one quilt that I

finished last week. Joyce made this beauty and it was

huge!! She says that she always makes big quilts and why

not?

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It was a block of the month, if I remember correctly.

She chose a light blue polyester thread for the top and

the backing. The panto chosen was “Happy Times.”

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Isn’t the border interesting? I am really beginning to

love pieced borders. It is actually made up of blocks that

are sewn together. I had to take a few glances and guesses

at it to try and figure out how it was sewn together.

Quilters are also pretty clever too.

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The backing

The backing was a beautiful dark blue color and it reminded me

of the sky and stars.

Have a good weekend and I will have tons of photos for you for

next week.

Back at it…

School has begun and I am back at it, trying to catch up. I did manage

to complete 3 quilts so far this week but I can only show you 2 of them.

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I have been quilting coverlets for a local drapery store. This fabric

is a light tan color but it is so beautiful. I am very tempted to make

my own coverlets for my bed.

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There were 2 coverlets measuring in at 94″ x 114″, if I remember

correctly. Minimal quilting was the request but I am discovering

that this is hard for me. I love complicated designs but I did

manage to keep it simple.

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A light tan Omni polyester thread was used for the top and the

backing. I stitched around the big motifs so that there would

be some puffy areas.

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The backing consisted of a light polyester solid fabric. Can

you see the stitching lines?

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Here is a close up of the motifs.

It was also a very exciting day for me, as my

new business cards showed up.

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My new business cards arrived today.

The background is supposed to be teal but it

looks more like a dark blue to me,  on the monitor

here.  I am mostly pleased with them but the lettering

and phone number could be a bit larger. Oh well, live

and learn.

Have a great week.