Greetings! Here are a few more of the wonderful quilts I saw at the World Quilt Show 2 weeks ago. Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy the wonderful details!
Beautiful appliqué and hand quilting on this one!
This next one won third place in the “traditional” category – hand appliquéd and quilted – amazing details!
Loved the mosaic technique in this one, a best of country winner:
I want to make a log cabin quilt with logs as skinny as these (an honorable mention winner)!!!:
Amazing use of yarn in this next quilt! I don’t see myself ever doing this, but the effect was great in this quilt, another best of country winner:
Compare this winner of best “traditional” machine workmanship with the winner of the best traditional hand workmanship quilt I showed in the last post – same design!!! Interesting to contrast the hand and machine quilting. (Sorry I didn’t get the name of the quilter downloaded in this group – will try to include in next post):
I just love these “millefiori” designs and hope to make one some day:
That’s enough for today! There are more for future posts so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, Al and I are leaving on a trip on Monday:
It’s going to be so exciting! Lots of art, architecture, history, and culture! I won’t be posting again until after we get back on 9/21. We rented apartments through VRBO in Prague and Budapest and are staying in a hotel in Vienna. We’ll be doing A LOT of walking and I think my knee is up for it. I’ll be posting pictures, of course, after we return, but I won’t be posting while we are away. I’m prepping a travel sewing kit for the trip – all English Paper Piecing, which I think is ideal for this type of trip. I’m making pentagonal flowers for the lower border of “Twinkle” – I think these are just “folk-artsy” enough for this quilt:
See the little TSA approved travel scissors I bought!
And I’m starting a new long term EPP project with reproduction fabrics. Here are 4 pieces that I completed already:
I’ve prepped another dozen “stars” and will shop for background fabric after the trip. This should be enough sewing since I also have books to read – all on my phone! I’m going to be reading books on poetry. I’ve not missed a day of writing a haiku for 3 months now!
Meanwhile the silk quilt is coming along – getting close to finishing the bottom part:
Happy labor day weekend to all. I’ll be back late September!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi