"Folk Art in the Vineyard" won a second place ribbon in the Wall Quilt, Applique, and Hand Quilted category. The center blocks are from the pattern "Folk Art Applique" by Lori Smith (the borders are my design). It measures 44 x 53.
"True Friends," which I made for my husband a few years ago, won a third place ribbon in the Bed Quilt, Mixed Technique, Hand Quilted category. It is from a book by the same name by Nancy Halvorsen, and is 86 x 100. I used the fabric lines "Folk Art Christmas I and II" by Robin Pandolph (back when she was with Moda). I LOVED that fabric...it was hard to cut up and use, if you know what I mean.
I hate that it was hung on point, and kept wanting to re-pin the bottom, where the quilt had settled. I had so much fun inventing and hand quilting the "sunshine" motifs in the white parts of the log cabin blocks. It measured 52 x 52.
I think this Best of Show wall hanging won a first place ribbon at AQS Lancaster in March (I need to look back through the program book). It is so beautiful.
Wow...just look at all those nice, skinny points...
A quilting acquaintance here in Ann Arbor made this Blackbird Designs quilt. Some day I will get back to my baskets...
LOVED the bunnies...
More bunnies to love...
I loved this quilt, hated that they hung it on point, and around a corner...ick! It won the overall "Best Traditional" award in addition to a second place ribbon.
I am a sucker for vibrant bargello quilts, and here are two of them!
This Blackbird Designs quilt is hexies on applique steroids!
Yippee! Weiner dogs!
This was so elegant and stunning in person...with the fabric choices and the little mirrors in the centers of the posies, it really sparkled.
Sweet dreams to ewe...hee-hee-hee.
My friend Mary Jones made this beautiful quilt from a pattern designed by Ola Rosselot, Mary and myself a couple of years ago (from a shop hop). I love, love, love Ola's amazing center applique design! It is made entirely with Jo Morton reproduction fabrics.
Another quilt featuring spools, this time by Edyta Sitar. Everything about this quilt was so beautiful!
I hope you found these as inspiring as I did! There's nothing like a quilt show to lift the spirits. I will post more next time.