Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quilt Show Finale

This is the last post of the recent Brownstone Quilters show.

Here is my quilt "There's No Place Like Oz". I was so excited when this fabric came out because I love the Wizard of Oz. I used to love the delicious frightened feeling of seeing Miss Gulch and the tornado. As you may remember, I went as Dorothy this year for Halloween.

I decided to take a different approach when designing this quilt. I used inspiration from an antique quilt at the NYC Folk Art Museum. It's a simple puss in the corner quilt set strippy style.

I did a lot of fussy cutting to center elements of the fabric that I wished to highlight.

The real party is on the back where I let loose and used all the fabrics in the sepia line.What a tremendous surprise when it was selected for Judges Choice by Lorry Chwazik. It also received an Honorable Mention in the category.

This is Pauline's quilt. It won for Best Use of Color.

Nice quilting.

This is my flag quilt. I used mostly americana shirtings and prints. I overdyed the entire quilt after it was completed and it gave it a nice aged look.

Here are a group of quilts (sorry I missed a couple!) that were inspired by or reproduced from the New Jersey Heritage Book.

This is my Sumptuous Stars, which I've posted before.

This is my flying geese; Elegant Migration.

And last (but not least) my Asian Flower Garden.

Whew - It was a wonderful show. Of course, I didn't take photos of all the quilts because sometimes I get busy looking and admiring and thinking about them, then I blow it on the photography -- but I think it's a good overview. Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Lovelove love your flying geese quilt and your layout on the oz quilt... I also really like the zig zag stripe with star quilt.... Good fun stuff!!!!

  2. It was a great show, you did very well the pictures of the quilts from the show!
    I wish I would have taken more as well!
    I was too busy looking at the details in a lot of the quilts and forgot to take more pictures too.
    One that I missed totally taking a picture of was the sunflower with lots of texture it was in the room with the NJ quilts. Amazing quilt in mho, a true art quilt.

  3. A very enjoyable view today on your post. Hard to pick a favorite quilt from what you show. Many, many good ones.

    Good use of the Wizard of Oz fabric. I especially like the pieced backing with all those sepia fabrics. I did not purchase any of the line of fabric but was oh so tempted.

  4. Thank you for sharing the photos of those wonderful quilts.
    Congratulations on your wins!

  5. Wonderful quilts Barb, thank you so much for sharing them with us. You done good with your quilts :o)


  6. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful quilts! I am especially taken with those two little dog quilts. So many great ones!

  7. It looks like such a nice quilt show with many traditional quilts. Thanks for bringing me along via the internet!

  8. You did so well with your quilts, congratulations. there are some wonderful ones here to see, I always wanted to see something made with the wizard of oz fabric, good use of them!

  9. Great Show. Thanks for sharing the photos :-)


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