Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Green Mountain Goodness

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 one is my favorite - pink and brown - no surprise there!

This was absolutely beautiful - bright and very well done!

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.
A little shopping:
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!


Ann Champion said...

Such beautiful quilts! I wish I could have seen them in person. My favorites are always the more traditional. :)
It looks like Coco was a bit frustrated? Poor baby!

antique quilter said...

Wow am I ever impressed, beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. Love that piece of fabric you bought, can't wait to see what you do with it.
oh yes Coco needs a few mile hikes to get that energy out!

Lori said...

I love applique and these quilts are terrific. Some of them have so much detail!!!
Poor coco, I hope walks are in the near future for her!

Sue said...

Lovely quilts the Vermont Quilt Festival never fails- .

Oh your poor dog. she will be right as rain very soon. Tell her that won't you.

Crispy said...

Oooo love the applique quilts....your favorite is my favorite too.

Poor Coco, she's a little bored ROFL.


YankeeQuilter said...

Great quilts...I have the festival on my list for next year!

Karen said...

I used to have a Mariner's Compass wall quilt with the Columbus toile as background and on the background of the quilt. I sold it and I don't even remember who to. I am sure you will come up with a good use for yours.
The applique quilts are gorgeous. I am attracted to the more folk art style ones the most.

Janet said...

Lovely, gorgeous applique!! I'm feeling very inspired - thanks!

QuiltSue said...

I'm not really "into" applique, but there is some amazing work there. I really loved the 1st one, and the pink one, and the .... well, you get the idea.

Anonymous said...

Poor Coco! I hope for her sake and for everyone's sanity that she is better soon!

Thanks for the great quilt show pics!

Diane said...

Bar, That's the same Columbus toile I used in James' medallion quilt (still not finished). Yours is a different coloration though. It's from the same line as the fabric on the back of your Moby Dick quilt.

libbyquilter said...

being a hand quilter myself, i'm extremely impressed by all of those beautiful stitches~!!~WOW~!

and the couched thread is an interesting and pretty detail that i've never seen done on a quilt before . . .

as for Coco . . . i hope you've been able to get her out and about since this post . . . yikes~!