Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Caught in the Act!

That is the name of this amazing quilt by Barbara McKie. It uses a disperse dyed digital print with applique, trapunto and especially thread painting. This is my second favorite quilt overall, and my favorite for techniques.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nature, Through the Eyes of a Quilter.

Another batch of wonderful quilts from the Midatlantic Quilt Festival....
Although the styles ranged from very traditional to ultramodern, my own tastes in quilts tend to the contemporary landscap[e and fantasy quilts, the artsy stuff. It is what I do (though not in this caliber) and what I love. I did take pics of traditional pieces for my friends who didn't get to go, but these are the ones I found fascinating. The use of color, the composition, the lines and fabric choices, all contribute to the beauty and my joy in these pieces. I hope you enjoy them too. Tomorrow, I will showcase one particular quilt that just blew me away! Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 25, 2012






Midatlantic Fun

I went to Virginia Beach this past week to the Midatlantic Quilt Festival there. What a great time I had! It is hard to know which pics to put on the blog, since there are so many gorgeous quilts I fell in love with and wanted to bring home. Here are just a few... I will do a special post on my favorite... But for now, just some of the beautiful work I saw there.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm Back!

Well, it has been a busy time for me, and still is. I do have a few things to show for it though, and one that I will show when I get the pics for it from my sis. I am entering a small quilt in a challenge by Alliance for American Quilts. It is inspired by a book I have recently read, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't read it yet, I heartily recommend it, along with its two follow on books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I like the quiltie so much that I am doing a second one, because I have to give this one away. I plan to do one for the other two books too, and then another one each month this year, each inspired by books I have read. If I pull it off, I will have 12 little quilts to remind me of my old friends, books.