Quilt Canada-Part 2

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Here are some more photos, as promised, from last week’s

Quilt Canada, in Toronto.

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There seemed to be alot of modern quilts at the Show this

year. Depending on what your taste is, this could be a good

thing or not. I really like the colors in this

quilt and the piecing  seems like alot of fun as well.

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Orange is a color that is growing on me. It will be fun to

see if I actually make an orange quilt.

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This was an interesting quilt. It is very modern looking

and its size draws you in.

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Upon closer inspection, you can see that the stitching is all

done by hand, unless the maker has a Sasiko sewing machine.

Yes, there is such a thing.

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Another modern quilt. It was interesting how the designer

chose the colors that she/he did. There is alot of tight

straight line stitching on this one as well.

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Krista Withers quilted this quilt while another lady

made it. Krista is a longarmer that I follow and am

beginning to really like her quilting.

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Again, another orange pieced quilt. An interesting layout and

designs for quilting.

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As usual, it is the quilting that draws me in. I  love the texture

that the quilting gives to a quilt. It brings it to life.

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An interesting take on a modern circular quilt.

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I love the colors in this wallhanging.

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This wallhanging seemed to grab alot of attention. The

bright yellow circle stands out alot.

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More machine stitching.

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Here is an example of the tight, dense, straight line

quilting that seemed to be so popular in the Quilt

Show this year. I wonder what next year will bring?

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Modern wallhanging

I do love the colors in this piece and the stitching is

fascinating as well. Again, where does someone start

on a piece like this?

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Wholecloth wallhanging

I love wholecloth quilts. The stitching and texture is

what makes the whole quilt. This must be why

longarming appeals to me so much.

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Another wholecloth wallhanging

Forget the piecing and go straight to the quilting and

texture.

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This is Ruth Kennedy’s quilt. It is quite large and colorful.

Once again,she won a ribbon too. A very talented lady

indeed.

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This was an interesting quilt. When I first saw it, I

wondered “how did this  person ever piece all those

small pieces?”

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Getting closer to the quilt, I noticed that the background

was all white/cream and all the black marks were drawn

onto the quilt top using a black marker or sharpie.

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Wow!! That must have taken a long time to create. The stitching

is pretty cool as well. This quilt certainly stirred up alot of

commotion.

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Best of Show

Helen Fujiko won the “Best of Show” with this

wallhanging. It is extremely colorful, which I love.

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Helen’ Quilt

A close up of her quilt.

The whole quilt judging process intrigues me.

There are still more photos to come. I will try to

wrap it up next week. Enjoy the sunshine in

Southern Ontario.

 

Quilt Canada-Part 1

Quilt Canada is currently happening at the International

Center, In Toronto, this week. I was there yesterday,

volunteering for several hours. My buddy in crime, as we

manned the door, was Patti Carey. What fun we had

checking tickets. Because I took so many pictures of quilts,

I will be posting them within the next several weeks so

bear with me. Enjoy.

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This modern quilt intrigued me. At first glance, you see a

guy wearing sunglasses but as you get up close to the quilt,

all the black colors are really circles. Each one is a different

size though. I thought it was pretty creative.

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The Toronto Modern Quilt Guild was displaying some of

their modern quilts. This is a taste of what they have created.

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Chains. The blue color is what caught my eye.

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I like the layout of this quilt. Again, who comes

up with these ideas? I am learning  that you have to be

brave and just create what you like, irregardless of what

others think.

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I like the colors of this quilt too.

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Again, the  colors caught my eye. On closer inspection,

you will see that the fabrics are all raw edge applique.

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Tracey Lawko created these hay bales. She is quite talented

in that she creates pictures by using only thread. It is

quite impressive to see up close and personal.

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Modern quilt

This quilt intrigued me. At first glance, you think that the

fabric is printed this way but it fact, all the shapes on this

quilt was cut and pasted there. All the stitching holds those

pieces in place. Again, how do people come up with these

ideas? It would take me a million years to even think

of such a thing.

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I really love this quilt. The horse is comprised of different

colors of chessecloth that has been added to the tan background,

Even the tan rectangle, behind the horse, is one sheer  piece of

fabric. There is alot of stitching on the horse but it is beautiful.

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I liked the stitching on this traditional piece so I had to have

a picture of it.

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This quilt is so full of color. I really do like the color and

the size draws me to it as well.

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How could I pass up this cute little bear?

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Puffins

And puffins, I have a soft spot for them, especially

since I am from Nfld.

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They are so cute.

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More modern quilts. The quilting adds alot of

dimension to them as well.

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Again, the color draws me in. And the piecing is pretty

cool as well.

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I am beginning to like the color orange more and more.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. There are more to come.

Also,note that if you click on each picture, the

picture will pop up larger. Good to know if you want to see

each quilt a little closer.

Before I forget, Kerry Burke’s quilt “Friends of Baltimore”

won “Excellence in Hand Applique.”  Wow! It it truly a

work of art and love. I worked on it for her last summer,

so I am pretty happy about that as well.

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Kerry’s “Friends of Baltimore.”

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The winning quilt

Have a good week.