The quilt on the left was a simple square in a square quilt but the colours were so rich that it immediately caught my eye.
The quilt was quilted with big stitch and two colours of thread were used to create an argyle design.
This quilt was exquisite. The piecing was perfect and the applique was stunning.
The quilting was done by machine, well done by machine.
I thought that it was very interesting the way this quilt was finished. Notice how the star points extend beyond the edge of the quilt!
My friend Gail made this one. She has a such good taste in fabrics and is able to work effortlessly with both colour, value and scale. She pieced her quilt by machine and hand quilted it. The narrow pops of thin red lines really make this quilt stand out.
I loved the warm and earthy colours in this quilt. I believe the information card said that the maker was challenged to make the quilt with old fabrics from her stash. My guess is that this quilt may have been paper pieced. There are instructions for a liberated quilt very similar to this in Sujata Shah's book Cultural Fusions Quilts. I am very tempted to give it a go.
This quilt was very interesting. The centre panel looks like applique but it isn't!
It is a printed panel and the yellow background was very densely quilted to make the floral motifs pop. And pop they did!
The red stripe border on this quilt makes the whole thing sing, sing, sing! I love the old timey look of this quilt. I want one of these too.
This quilt was made by renowned quilt maker Mary Elizabeth Kinch. Her work really speaks to me. She published a pattern for this quilt in the June 2005 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I love all of the madders she used for the little (I do mean little) half square triangles!
The quilting was absolutely perfect.
There were so many beautiful quilts and each one was a labour of love. Before I go I thought I would share one more quilt. Naturally it is a hexagon quilt! I was told that this one was pieced by machine. It is a new quilt in a simple grandmother's flower garden arrangement but it looks old and loved.
What I found particularly interesting was the machine quilting. A simple leaf was quilted in each of the white path hexagons and in the flower a simple dahlia motif. The effect was perfect.
boomerRose, one of the organizers of Quilts at the Creek sent me a link to a Flickr page that has been set up to share pictures from the show. Thanks for the link; unfortunately you are a no reply blogger so I couldn't sent a personal note. For all you readers, get yourself a nice cup of something, settle back and enjoy the slide show which you will find it here.
Time for me to get back to my sewing. I've been working away on Green Parrot and my Brinton Hall quilt. I'll have pictures to share in my next blog post. Until I post again, happy sewing.