Saturday, March 29, 2008

quilt show

I went to the Oakland County Quilt Guild Spring Show yesterday after work. Seeing all the quilts was like perusing the flickr quilting gallery, but in 3-d instead...so inspiring!



Unfortunately the lighting in the display room was horrible and I only had my little point and shoot camera with me, so the photos I did take were not so good. Hopefully you'll be able to see past the blur and wonky colors to see some inspiration yourself!





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This was just part of a huge king sized quilt. These triangles are actually about 6" long on each side. Great inspiration for a scrappy quilt!



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This reminded me a lot of the Dear Jane quilt blocks but in an updated version. This must have taken the quilter forever!



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Part of a large vintage Christmas quilt from the 40's. I really love the look of the watercolor, Georgia O'Keefe style flowers. The centers of the flowers used french knots for a beaded look.



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Loved the color combo on this quilt.



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This picture definitely does not do this quilt justice. A king-sized diamond double wedding ring quilt. Stunning in person! Loved the bold, bright colors.



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A log cabin quilt made with Aunt Grace repro fabrics. Love the classic vintage look of this.



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A fish quilt with bright colors. Each of the fish had different quilting designs to give them unique scales.



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Love the vintage redwork. I almost bought the quilt kit for this, but decided that I'm done embroidering tons of quilted dolls for now. :)



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The Hungry Caterpillar!



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My favorite quilt of the show...love this log cabin beach scene. Aren't those umbrellas adorable?



12 comments:

  1. love, love, love the beach umbrellas! i wonder if you could do a whole quilt of those? very inspirational. thanks for the photos!

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  2. Gosh, thanks so much for sharing these. I adore that hungry caterpillar quilt and those beach umbrellas...how did they do that? Definitely inspirational.

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  3. thanks for sharing the photos with us. I have wanted to make a hungry caterpillar quilt for a long time...a favorite book of my kids' and me. I also LOVE that log cabin quilt. and the last quilt is just outstanding. i can't imagine how many pieces are in that quilt. oy.

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  4. Beautiful quilts! I'm making my first quilt right now, but haven't worked on it for a while - the sewing machine isn't as portable as my knitting needles!

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  5. Aren't quilt shows so much fun???? I love going back and forth between the vendors and the quilt displays. You're right about the endless inspiration. Glad you had a great time!

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  6. those are amazing, I love the catapillar, that was one of my favorite books as a child. That updated Dear Jane/applique quilt is just stunning!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the pics. Such beautiful quilts.
    Hehehe...I can understand why you don't want to do more embroidered quilts, but your last one was fantastic.

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  8. what a beautiful collection! i love the second one from the top, but it looks like soooo much work!

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  9. I love The Hungry Caterpillar quilt! The kids and I got out all the watercolors last week. While they made pictures, I coated sheets of paper with color for collage projects. I think you've inspired me to drag that stuff out soon.

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  10. thanks for sharing all the quilt pictures, love the hungry caterpillar quilt, guess that's the mom in me

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  11. So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I just love the last two. The hungry caterpillar was the theme of my baby shower for my first daughter. The log cabin beach scene is awesome!

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