Monday, March 29, 2010

Arm chair quilt show Part 2

Quilt shows are wonderful and if you ever hear of one being held in your area and can attend, please do. The cost of admission is reasonable and quite often there is a tea room so you can feed your body and quilt store vendors where you can purchase fabric, threads, notions and patterns. For the cost of admission you get boundless inspiration such as these quilts.
Note: I try to make sure all the photos I upload are clickable so go ahead and see them up close if you wish.

Here are a couple of smaller wall quilts.

This one was so soft and feminine looking.

I really like the colours in this crazy quilt.

The quilter who made this just wanted to use some of the fabrics in her stash and this is the result.

After uploading this photo, I deleted it because I thought I had already posted it in Part 1 which I showed you yesterday but I went back and took a look and this black and white quilt is different from the other. This one has a border too.

This is actually all machine embroidered. Very impressive.

A wee dresden plate. It just goes to show you that you don't really have to spend a whole lot of hours making a quilt. You can just make a smaller version.

Here's the write-up on the mini dresden quilt.

This quilt is a One Block Wonder and there is a book with that name by Maxine Rosenthal that shows you how to make this beautiful quilt. All you really need is multiple repeats of a fabric that has big prints.

I know I keep repeating myself but really...these days there are not many hand quilted quilts. This one was hand quilted and is a wonderful scrap quilt.

Here's a close-up. I don't know if the hand quilting will show up.

I did take another photo of a quilt that had lime green in it but unfortunately it turned out too blurry to post. I like the fact that there are so many different colours of fabric being produced today.

Another really vibrant coloured quilt.

I will leave you with this fun quilt. The maker's daughter is a baker and she had fun collecting fabrics for this.

More quilts tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for the super visit to the quilt show. Even after all these years quilters are still coming up with new ideas. Terrific! x

  2. Oh, some lovely ones again! Seeing that Dresden Plate, I think I sould start one one day (O:
    Love the top picture too, with the hexagons.

  3. I was really looking forward to seeing the quilts you posted about Dolores but Blogger is up to its silly tricks today and I cannot get any pictures so I will be back to drool over them another day.

  4. Thank you for sharing the show Dolores! I have to admit I'm really liking the lime green/blue one. A couple of years ago I would have hated it, but for some reason I'm really starting to like that wonderful green.

  5. I couldn't go to the quilting show that was planned yesterday, but great to see some via your camera.
    Thanks Dolores x x x

  6. Thanks for sharing your show photos! They're all beautiful but that Maple Leaf Forever is really special.

  7. BEAUTIFUL quilts - I really love the kimono one especially, I think I have that pattern, I'll have to look! Thanks for taking us with you - very enjoyable and my feet don't hurt, lol!


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