11/5/13

I'm Back From Quilt Festival

Wow, what a fabulous time I had in Houston last weekend! I can't think of any better way to celebrate my 40s than surrounded by creative and enthusiastic people and hundreds of gorgeous quilts...not to mention the 1000+ booths to shop from. It was all almost too much to take in, but I managed to!

It will take me a few more days to unpack all my loot and organize my thoughts, but I wanted to start the recap off with some eye candy. After all, the quilts are the main attraction of Festival! Here are just a few of my favorites:


 Mandala by Karen Watts
Techniques: Machine pieced, hand-appliqued, longarm machine quilted

closeup to see the quilting



 Forest Intrigues by Caroline Vroom
Techniques: Appliqued, machine quilted
Design Source: Newspaper rendering of Wall St. Wolves

Closeup of center



Irish Mist by Bonnie Walker, quilted by Sheliah Crum
Techniques: Pieced
Design Source: Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More (book) 
by Susan Knapp and Mary Jane Mattingly

closeup to see the quilting


Tutti Frutti City by Susan Bleiweiss
Techniques: Raw-edge fused applique, machine quilting


Does He Make My Butt Look Big? by Kristen Bryson
Techniques: Raw-edge fused applique, machine quilting


Oklahoma Windsong by Cherrie Hampton
Matierials: Hand-dyed cotton, iron-dyed cotton, commercial cotton
Techniques: Raw-edge applique, machine quilting
This quilt won a ribbon and $1000 award from Omnigrid

closeup


closeup - I absolutely loved this windmill and her use of hand-dyes here!


Did You Wash Your Beak? by David Taylor
Techniques: Hand Applique, machine quilting
Design Source: Original design inspired by a photo by 
Steve Byland , used with permission
This quilt won a Judge's Choice Award in its category

closeup to see the quilting

closeup to see the quilting


New Glory by Scott Hansen
part of the Quilted in Honor series
Techniques: machine pieced and quilted

closeup to see the quilting


another closeup


Texas Gold by Vickie Owen
Techniques: Pieced, machine appliqued


closeup


More to come!!

CGM

8 comments:

  1. David Taylor's quilt and Oklahoma Wndsong....Oh my gosh...love, love, love. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  2. Can't wait to hear about your adventure!

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  3. THANK you so much for the FMQ close up pics of he quilt.... Just love them ... so inspiring... looking forward for more pics. Another enjoyable podcast. Will be back to comment when I have re listened to the podcast.... NONNIE

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  4. THANK you so much for the FMQ close up pics of he quilt.... Just love them ... so inspiring... looking forward for more pics. Another enjoyable podcast. Will be back to comment when I have re listened to the podcast.... NONNIE

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  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Your pictures were wonderful.

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  6. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the photos & close ups of the quilting. Mary Ann

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  7. Amazing! Thanks for the eye candy Tanesha ;)

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  8. I love that first one. And Tutti Fruitti City...too cute! Made me smile :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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