A Quilt Show-Part 2

As promised, here are the rest of the pictures I took at the Quilt Show, a few weeks ago.

Applique quilts seemed to be very popular this year.

Aunt Millie's Garden

Aunt Millie’s Garden  

Kerri from “Simple Bird Applique” is the creator of this lovely quilt.

Another applique quilt

Another applique quilt

Here is another beautiful applique quilt.

Woodland Creatures

Woodland Creatures

Mary Makham is the designer of this quilt.  She is a Canadian designer too.

Celtic Quilt

Celtic Quilt

Changing gears a bit here.  I think this is a “Celtic Quilt.”

Pieced Quilt

Pieced Quilt

Here is a beautifil pieced quilt.  Look at all the tiny pieces!

There were even a few hand embroidered quilts.  These seem to be

gaining in popularity.

Hand embroidered quilt

Hand embroidered quilt

This quilt is quite adorable.

Goodnight farm animals

Goodnight farm animals

I think any child would love this farm animal quilt.

Blue work embroidery

This is another pieced quilt with a blue and white color scheme.

Modern Quilt

Modern Quilt

This quilt reminds me of a modern theme quilt.  What do you think?

Falling leaves

Falling leaves

What would a Fall Quilt Show be without a Fall quilt?

Chevron Quilt

Chevron Quilt

Pieced quilt

Pieced quilt

Interesting layout for  a Log Cabin block.

Circles

Circles

Lots and lots of circles.

A Star Quilt

A Star Quilt

A nice star quilt.  I like the colors in this one.

Another Star quilt

Another Star quilt

Interlocking design

Interlocking design

This quilt looks very challenging and has got me thinking about

the construction of this piece.

Pieced Quilt

Pieced Quilt

3D Quilt

3D Quilt

I like the 3D effect of this quilt.

Pink wallhanging

Pink wallhanging

Are you tired of looking at quilts yet?

Funky Quilt

Funky Quilt

Toucan Quilt

Toucan Quilt

And that’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed the show.  See you next week.

It’s hot!

I am not sure about you but it is hot here.  It makes for lots of swimming in the pool but not much sewing or quilting.

Oh well, I will try to endure as best as I can.

I did manage to get a top put together for some friends who just had a baby boy.

I thought that I would try out a new pattern, one that I have never made before.

Chevron was the one chosen because I thought it would be a quick and easy

pattern to under take at this time of the year. And I was not disappointed.

I used 5″ squares that I had bought online at Connecting Threads.  I had 42

squares so it worked out well. And I had it cut and sewn together in a matter

of a couple of hours. Quick indeed. To be quite honest though, I don’t like the

layout that I chose.  IF I had to do it again, I would put all the dark squares

together and all the light together, instead of spreading them all over the top.

My baby Chevron quilt.

My baby Chevron quilt.

What do you think?

All that is left to do, is the quilting.  I will have to make time this week for that.  And the binding needs to be

done as well but I don’t mind that at all.

Then there are the blocks that I showed you last week.

Paper  pieced star blocks

Paper pieced star blocks

The other 36 are now being blocked and I am hoping to have that top all together by the end of the week.

I love it when projects that have been hanging around for a while get finished.  That means I can start

something new-yeah!!

I am also hoping to get some fabric painting in this week. This is the book I will be using.

Fabric painting ideas and inspiration.

Fabric painting ideas and inspiration.

I want to try my hand at that and see what happens.  I will take lots of

photos to show you what happened.  Even the mistakes and ugly ones

will be shown.  Eeek!! I hope I do an okay job, now I really have to try

my best and pay attention to what I am doing. Until next week,

stay cool and happy quilting.

Ruth