My goodness, I make an ugly doll and then I keep it up on my website for forever and a day! Let’s move on to some pretties!
I had a great time at the Austin Area Quilt Guild Show & Sale a month ago. Now, finally!, I have some pictures to share. These quilts just called at me to take their picture and give them some attention. I hope you like them too!
(Note, to see the title/quilter/story, just click on the thumbnail picture of the info to enlarge & read yourself. I apparently missed a couple by accident though, so please forgive me!)
First off, vegetables! I’m not one much for eating them, but man, I really do love this quilt made from a Ruth McDowell book. I think I have mentioned (more than once!) that Ruth McDowell is my favorite quilter.
I think the color and fabric choices are brilliant and deep at the same time, and, well, fabulous:
This is just a beautiful Japanese portrait (and hey! I have that fabric used on the top & bottom borders!), but if you look at the detail shot, the part I loved best was all the beadwork. The seedbead snow and her earrings and jeweled hair doo-dads are all just fantastic.
Staying with the Japanese theme for one more moment, here’s a wonderful quilt made out of Daiwabo fabric. I just find this quilt, and others made out of daiwabo fabric, to be very serene and calming. I’d love to make one some day, but I really don’t need to collect another kind of fabric right now!
Ahhh, and here’s 2 of my favorite people enjoying the quilt show with me:
I saved this quilt as a reminder for myself to do something like this with my girls’ art some day. Elena has finally started drawing real pictures and I can’t wait until I have enough art to pull this off. I think the quilter did a great job pulling together the drawings with the black & white backgrounds:
I really liked the curved-bias applique all over this next quilt. My Mom and I were discussing how it was done and whether the quilter had a bias-maker machine, making our best guesses, etc., when someone joined in on the conversation with her guesses. Except she wasn’t guessing — she was the quilter! Ha!
Here’s a cool art quilt — it is the underside of a carousel:
And a stunning butterfly and sunflower, with some great quilting:
This next quilt was definitely an attention-grabber. It is held together with little clips and has different scenes on the front and back. It really drew you in:
And this little blue bird just glows from its tree trunk. It looks like it was made in the snippets fashion. Just a great texture and depth to the whole piece:
OH, and I have to share this great little umbrella art quilt. It was part of a traveling exhibit from SAQA and was great to see. Sorry for the bad picture and lack of info — the quilt was wrapped in plastic. But it’s just wonderful!
There are more I enjoyed, but I think this is a good selection for now. And in just a couple weeks, I’ll be going to THE quilt show of all quilt shows — Int’l Quilt Festival in Houston. Can’t wait!!!