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.

 

A Sneak Peek…

Recently, I quilted several quilts for Northcott, for an upcoming

Show. So, this is a sneak peek for all of you who did not go to the

Show.

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This year the trend seems to be going towards printed panels.

There are 2  panels sewn together to make one quilt. It is less

time consuming for sure.

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Northcott wanted an overall design for one of the quilts.

I chose something swirly -named “Flirtatous.” It adds some

movement to the top.

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In the border area, there are some cool vintage sewing

machines.

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The backing

I used a grey variegated So Fine Superior Thread -a 40 weight

for the top and the backing.

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Buttons of the back of the quilt.

The backing was covered in buttons, very fitting for

this printed panel quilt.

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The second quilt, is the exact same printed panel but

in a different color way. This time, I could play and

stitch any design I wanted onto the top.

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I love the straight lines around these blocks. On the fabric,

there were all sorts of rulers so I just  picked a shape and

stitched around it. In the block border, each block has

a little bit of stitching as well.

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On the sides of the borders, there are a few blocks that

look  pieced but are again,printed. I really like the

words in the border area.

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The backing.

It was quite interesting to see how different, besides the

color difference, these 2 quilts were when completed.

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Close up of the backing.

Again, buttons on the back of the quilt.

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This beauty belongs to Bethanne Nemesh. I had the

opportunity to take a class with her this past week.

And yes, I did ask permission to take photos of her

quilts,  at The Quilting Bee, in Fonthill, Ontario.

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This woman is very talented, smart, creative and witty.

I had a great time too and hopefully learned lots in the

process.

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Some close ups of her wholecloth quilt. If you ever get

the chance to take one of her classes, you will not be

disappointed at all.

Have a great week and enjoy the warm sunshine, here in

Southern Ontario.