Last Friday I went to a local quilt show with a couple of girlfriends. I had the nicest day. The show was small but the quilts were presented nicely and the event well organized. It wasn't until I got home and downloaded my pictures that I realized I spent more time looking and talking than getting good pictures. Here are a few I did get.
This quilt won best of show. It was very well done.
This is a poor picture of this quilt, but this block is one of my favorites. I've yet to make a top using this block but seeing this quilt really motivates me to keep this quilt in mind as a future project. I really like making half square triangles, I always make mine bigger then square them up so they start out perfect. I also like the color choices for this quilt. The floral border pulled it all together, but I didn't get a good picture of it, sorry.
This quilt was unlike anything I had ever seen before. You could stare at this quilt all day and continually find cute little accents that would amaze you. This quilt is made up of 12 inch blocks that are pieced and appliqued. The fabric selected for the pieced sections is what really made this quilt. Not only were the selections perfect, like stone fabric for the bridges, they were proportional to the item being depicted.
Here's a close-up of one block. See the little long johns and quilts on the clothesline? This quilt took 3rd in its category. I would like to be a mouse in the judge's pocket to hear how they decide what makes a first place quilt versus one that does not place at all.
Looky here, this quilt should look familiar to folks who have visited my blog before. Yes, I got a blue ribbon in the baby quilt division for my baby girl quilt, even though it was hung upside down!
After the show we went to a nice little restaurant for lunch and finished up by splitting a piece of carrot cake 3 ways, because that's what girlfriend do!Print this post