The Quilt Show
Last Friday I met my friend Elizabeth to go to the art museum and visit their annual Quilt Show exhibit. It was stunning. I should remind you all that I have made a grand total of two pieced quilts in my life. The first was for my friend’s little boy and this was the other. Neither could be considered a great piecing/quilting achievement on MY part. But I’m proud of them anyway. After visiting this show I wanted nothing more than to sit and sew all day every day and make something fantastic. Here are some of my favorites. (Click on any pic to get all the details, and see it larger. They are linked to my flickr set .)
This is a wedding quilt. The guests signed the white strips between the gray and orange blocks.
Best of show winner. No big surprise there.
So many little pieces, so so many pieces.
The LDS Dallas Temple, another favorite and winner of a Judges Choice Award.
Best choice of fabrics, and look at those cute stars!
This was all pieced by hand, and it’s huge. Like at least queen size, maybe larger.
But this one kind of blew me away. This quilt is also gigantic, and it is completely done by hand. All pieced by hand, all appliqued by hand and then all quilted by hand. It gave me newfound motivation to pull out Creamie’s alphabet quilt and get it finished. If I continue at my current rate (which is a rate of zero. It’s sitting at the bottom of a giant stack, untouched for months and months.) she will be in highschool before I finish it. Also, I am more and more excited to go to the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November!
Alright, if you want to see some more pictures of these quilts, you can go to my flickr set. Or click on any pic to go to flickr so you can see it bigger. Happy Sunday!