The Vermont Quilt Festival was last weekend and it was great. The quilts were interesting, creative, original and well done. There did seem to be a shift to awarding more artistic design from traditional, but I attribute that to the panel of judges, who tend more toward the art quilt style. There were much fewer blue ribbons than in the past.
They have not posted the photos of this years winners, but you can see all of them from last year right here . If you check back, you'll be able to see all of them from this year.
I've decided to divide the photos this time. So I'm starting with my love, applique' enjoy!
best in show -
This is the BACK of the quilt. It won for best hand quilting. Can you believe I didn't take the front? It was pieced and the quilting really didn't show well on the front - but the back - what the? How did she do this?
I'm including this detail. She couched pearl cotton along the border and the binding - pretty and interesting.
Okay, so this photo did not turn out well. This is a 3-d quilt made up of 4 different quilts to give it depth. It also had a frame work around the whole thing with metal tubing (it came with a notebook of instructions on how to set it up). The pieces were strung with fishing line (or the like). I'm hoping to find a better view - it was a very crowded place as it is certainly unique. I don't know what to say about it - so I've decided not to say much.
I bought this Jinny Beyer 1994 commemorative toile' at the NQA show in Columbus (it's also of Columbus). The dealer had three pieces, had three pieces :)
Love pre-cuts from Lancaster Traditions.
Swore I wouldn't buy a kit - did anyway- it's pincusion
Poor coco - so bored. She had surgery last Thursday, spaying and microchip and she's supposed to stay quiet - no walks - so her belly heals properly. This is how she is enjoying her recovery. She gutted her favorite toy, the pink bunny...
Then she stole a roll of TP and put on a show for her little frog.
I'll be happy when we can go walking again~
Pieced quilts in a few days - happy summer sewing!