Greetings! I completed my third and final doll quilt for this year’s “Trio of Doll Quilts.” This means I have everything completed that I am entering into this year’s annual Cocheco Quilters Guild show in October. It feels good to be ready this far in advance! I’m entering Spirit of Japan #3, which was in the Vermont Quilt Festival, and my trio of doll quilts. I’m so glad I decided not to torture myself and try to get “Stardust” completed by October!! I know, the show is 2 months away – but I will be away on vacation for much of September (going to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest!!!!) and have plenty going on right now in my non-quilting world to keep my busy. Here are the doll quilts and a closer look at the final one (click on pics to enlarge):
I sewed the upper and middle sections of the silk quilt together and have been adding the appliquéd circles and the embroidery that goes across the center where the sections meet:
The lower third section has a lot of work to be done before I will be able to add it to this section and finish the top. Then I’ll have to decide how to hand quilt it!!! I must complete “Stardust” before I start another hand quilting project!
Here are pictures from the Main quilt show I attended a couple weeks ago. First I must mention that I cannot share pictures with you of my favorite quilt in the show! It’s Wendy Reed’s quilt from the Shenandoah Botanical Quilt on-line quilt along and makers were asked not to show their completed quilts until there can be a special showing of these together. So I’ll have to hold off until that time, but it is gorgeous!! You can get glimpses if you check out her blog, The Constant Quilter. Wendy had a second marvelous quilt in the show and I can share that one with you! You can see it won an award!
This was a lovely appliqué quilt:
This quilt won Best of Show. It was lovely and nicely done, but “my” BOS would have gone to Wendy’s appliquéd botanical quilt:
This is a wonderful hexagon quilt!
I thought this was an especially well done “low volume” quilt and I liked the Baptist Fan quilting!
I really do love star quilts and here are 2 excellent basic traditional star quilts, both well done!
As someone who loved chemistry – that was the reason I ended up going to medical school! – I couldn’t help but enjoy this very original quilt!:
I’m going to the World Quilt Festival in Manchester, NH later this week and will take many pictures to share!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi