Greetings! I finished the applique border on this year’s third doll quilt and am ready to move on to the hand quilting:
I don’t think the corners need anything else, but I may crop the border width a bit so the proportions are in better balance.
Here’s the baby quilt on the design wall with the center all sewn together, but still waiting for the sashing strips to separate the border from the center:
Here are some pictures from the Maine quilt show. I still have A LOT of pictures from the Syracuse AQS show, but want to show some of these first:
Maine’s best of show. I love the colors; I’m a sucker for red, green, and yellow (click on pics for enlargements for details!):
I loved that the next 2 quilts, from a Judy Neimeyer design, were displayed side by side so you could see how color choices and values and different quilting designs make a difference in how the quilt looks:
The next quilt got an award for machine quilting – naturally, as it was done by Margaret Solomon Gunn who has won numerous national awards for her machine quilting. I loved this quilt! I especially enjoyed the “cool” color range – very soothing. My favorite colors are usually in the “warm” range (red, yellow, orange, warm greens) but this quilt makes me want to make something in the cool color range. I love the pine burr design and it has long been on my “to do” list.
This next quilt was very creative!!!! It has the outline of a kimono or Tori gate and uses oriental fabrics but is more 3 dimensional – something this maker, Pat LaPierre is known for. Those are individual strips of red fabric with individual squares attached. The black background is the curtain behind the quilt, not part of it. Her quality of construction is excellent:
I’ve always liked this tessellating pinwheel pattern and see myself making something like it some day:
I liked the combination of piecing and applique in a “strippy” format in this next quilt:
I’m going to close this post with several shots of a Lisa Bongean quilt. She was a teacher at the Maine show this year and there was a small of exhibit of teacher quilts. This is a beautiful Baltimore Album style quilt with wool applique but what makes it truly special is the wonderful embroidery on the wool. Enjoy!!!!:
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi