This has got to be one of my all time favourite! Of course, I'm just a push over for a hand applique quilt! Stunning! The picture does not do it justice!
The Pride of Iowa Revisited made by Miki Peine of Saint Paul, MN
"This quilt was inspired by a picture I saw while visiting Marge Lydecker. Each night as I fell asleep I saw this picture of an antique quilt from Old Sturbridge Village. Hand quilted."
Vitamin C - Marion Perrault and Helena Scheffer (Beaconsfield, Quebec)
"Dozens of oranges were sacrificed in our quest for the perfect model for this quilt. The orange is composed of hundreds of fabrics collaged onto a flannel foundation. The pith is made of cotton batting painted, dyed and quilted. The background fabric was dyed and over dyed, then free motion quilted using 100 weight silk thread. Stationary machine quilted by Helena Scheffer."
Licorice and Lace - Birgit Schueller (Germany)
"After I pieced the top that is an original pattern, I thought the contrast between the licorice candy colored printed fabric in the triangle and dark brown background was too strong. Thus, I used my melon template set by Kim Brummer to design the very geometric quilting design. Contrasting thread and Swarovski crystals softened the contrast and added a filigree feeling like lace. Track machine quilted."
I did not re-size the photograph so that you could enjoy the details! What a gorgeous quilt! The machine quilting is phenomenal!
For those who enjoy looking at the machine quilting detail. For greater detail, click on the slide show and it will take you to the Picasa album:
These are just a few of my favourites. As with many quilt shows, there were so many beautiful quilts.
Thank you for your patience. Keep well! Cheers!