No, not THAT quilt show, the Red & White one in New York, I went to the the 31st Annual Quilt Fest sponsored by the Decatur Illinois Quilters Guild.
But first, meet
Marianne at Wacky World of Quilting suggested the name. She said,
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"He's so cute! The name that popped to my mind was Tucker. Don't know why, it just did. Over the years we have had Tuffy, Freckles, Blondie, Lovey, and Pistol Pete."
All the names were great, but in the end my daughter just thought he looked like a Tucker!! A check for $76 is in the mail to the Dogs Without Borders rescue group of Los Angeles County because you took the time to leave a suggestion, thanks so much!!
Here are a few pictures I took at the Decatur Quilt show. I'm always amazed when I get home and look at my pictures, or lack of pictures. I guess I get distracted, I never take enough pictures!
This quilt was perfectly pieced and the quilting amazing. Every one of those diamonds has a little quilting design in it.
I took a bigger interest in the applique quilts this year. I've always enjoyed looking at applique quilts, but now that I'm doing applique, I have a whole different regard for them, a better appreciation for the work, the time and the effort that is put into each quilt.
This is a mosaic pattern. Very unusual, and the first time I had seen anything like it.
I heard this quilt took a first in its division.
Here's a close up of one block.
While the mosaic one was interesting, I really appreciated this one.
The colors and the design are more me.
And that little touch of blue adds so much, I really need to get over my issue of putting (or more accurately not putting) blue in my quilts.
I thought the handwork was amazing, those little circles are perfectly round!
This was also an applique project that I loved. I'm not sure of the pattern name but it's a barn full of animals going to bed for the night. The quilt was well done and the detail was so cute.
I like how the piggy is holding a flashlight, the lamb is counting sheep, and the cow is drinking its evening milk!
I recognized this Judy Martin pattern from her log cabin book.
This was a stunning quilt.
I really liked this quilting design in the border.
I can't pass up taking a picture of any quilt made with Rouenneries.
This is the same pattern I used for Lee's quilt, but I Thelmasized mine. That little bit of green was not part of that French General family but I think it looks great.
There were vendors at the show and I stopped by a quilt shop on the way to the show and this is what I bought . . .
extra wide red ric rac! It was the first time I had seen that wide ric rac in person. It pops up online in a pattern or quilt every now and then and it always appeals to me. I have no idea what I"ll do with it, maybe put it on an apron or pillow. For now, it's just setting out in my sewing room, making me smile.