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 Quilt Marathon-Part 2

As promised, here are the photos from last week’s Quilt Marathon.

This is the first quilt that I put on the frame. I thought that I would start with the “easiest one.”

I SID around all the shapes, it is boring but it does bring the piecing to life.

The outside border has 2 different sizes of stars on it.  The panel inside is outlined as well. Pretty basic but effective.

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The second quilt is similar to the first, in that the same panel was used .

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Again, I outlined all the piecing and the inside panel.For the outside border, I did a stars with a swirl.

The red striped  border was just outlined.  The stars were given a more regal treatment by stitching 2 different designs ( pebbling and lines) so that it would add texture and some

interest to that area of the quilt.

To be quite honest, I like both of these quilts.

Which one do you like the best?

When I took the quilts to Northcott, I was complaining how we Canadians have no emblem that shouts “Canada!”

And I think that we need another color on our flag beside red and white.

I hope that I don’t lose my citizenship over this.  If you have any ideas, let me know.

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This is a quilt made from Stonehenge fabrics.  Because I have been quilting them lately, the fabric is beginning to grow on me.

I divided the quilting up into 2 blocks.  The brown blocks are a 16 patch so I did a continuous curve in that area.

The white blocks were given straight lines to add texture once again.  The small inside cream border was given a swirl design and the outside brown

border was given a triangular stitch that kind of mimmics that cream block stitching.

I hope that this all makes sense to you- the real quilt does look better.

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I then moved onto the 2 space quilts.  The fabric actually glows in the dark. It is cool after you realize that the fabric is glowing.

I outlined everything and then stitched  stars, moons and a sun in the small starry blocks.  I went for a black hole motif

in the purple border but I didn’t like it when it was all done.  It stayed in though-too much stitching to unstitch.

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This is the second space quilt.  I outlined  everything first and then stitched a crescent moon shape in the yellow border.

It was cool but took over an hour to do that alone.  No, I am not complaining!

I just want people to know that even though longarming is faster than hand stitching, it still does take time.  Alot of it sometimes too.

For the outside border, I stitched  a swirl with stars design again.  That theme seemed to fit the quilt as I went along.

I am realizing that I love designing the quilt before I even start stitcing but sometimes I also hate trying to

figure out what I will stitch.  I think that I am beginning to sound a little mad-it is a love-hate relationship.

This is what happens when you become involved in a quilt marathon.

Which space quilt do you like the best?

Thanks for your  patience and I hope that the waiting was well worth it.

Ruth