Friday, May 6, 2011

Region of York Quilt Show Part One

First off, apologies to everyone. I went to the quilt show but hadn't charged my camera battery beforehand. Therefore, I only have half the quilts to show. However, I did go to another show the very next day and took loads more photos. I will not show them yet since I don't want everyone to get 'quilt show overload.'

 Simplistic in both design and colour but I really like it.

Wonderful yellow flowers. I don't know if they were hand or machine appliqued.

This looks like so much work. I don't think I would ever attempt anything this complex.

I love the colours. The smaller star blocks are so well defined along the border the way the quilter laid them out.

I had to take a photo of this. In person, the lines looked blurred - almost as if the edges were frayed. I don't know how the quilter did it but it was interesting.

A lovely appliqued sampler.

For all you bag lovers out there.

Log cabin with stars.

My friend Judy liked this one.

 You have to have a strategy when you go to a quilt show because there is a good possibility that you may miss something. I have always done the outer perimeter of the room and then, when I end up where I started, I choose an outer aisle and go up one side, then down the other. On the outer perimeter of this show they had a few vendors. This is what I picked up. The quilt chalk markers in the package were on sale and a couple dollars cheaper than the ones I bought not too long ago. The other markers were on sale too and I thought I would try them out. The fat quarters were hard to pass by without picking some up. The oriental fabric was purchased because my son and his wife were in China at the time and I thought they might like a quilt. The red was a nice bright red and the other fabrics were some that I thought I could use in future projects.

I really liked this quilt.

A fun quilt for girls.

My eldest daughter likes loons. I like the turquoise.

Judy pointed out that the colours in this quilt go diagonally across. It's a nice novel idea for a row quilt and gave me ideas for a future project.

I have no idea why I took this photo other than perhaps that it has retro fabrics in it.

 Once again, a scrappy quilt. There are just so many settings you can use to use up your scraps.

A different setting.

Greens and white. This is sort of a crazy quilt but done in strips instead of blocks.

This looks more complicated than it really is. Great colours.

I will continue tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post all these wonderful quilts. My fav is the first one.

  2. WONDERFUL quilts - yes that one does look awfully complicated! I love the one [11th picture down] that looks like combs - can't think of another word to describe them - that looks really fun to do. And I like the crazy strips - I like a bit of order out of chaos. Thanks for sharing these!

  3. I love how you explain why you bought what (o:
    Great inspirational quilts!

  4. Lovely quilts. I look forward to seeing what you make with the fabrics you bought.

  5. More wonderful quilts! Awesome! Love the summery flip-flop quilt!! Fun stuff!
    Great candy you came home with too! 8-)

  6. Thank you so much for all the lovely pictures of the quilts. I don't get a chance to go to all these big quilt shows anymore.


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