Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Favorites from the Quilt Show--part 2

   Sometimes the simplest settings speak volumes.  That is the case with this quilt made by Pat Bush.  A wonderful mix of small 9 patch blocks only needs the border set off with beautiful applique to become a favorite.  The machine quilting in the border mimics the applique all the way around.  I loved it.....I think I need to be making 9 patch blocks in my spare time.

   This is the second wall hanging Donna Zellmer  has made with block of the month blocks she won last year.  I like the 4 patch on point in place of traditional sashing......wonder if she will make one for me?  Nah, guess not.  I will put it on my someday list!

   It is October and what is a fall show without autumn leaves.  Jaylyn made this quilt from blocks made by friends.  She put a little twist on the setting for each block and the leaves really do look like they are falling!  And as always.....her husband does the quilting!   And that border fabric was so perfect for this quilt.

   Every year I look to see what this quilter has made.  Edna is an applique  expert---yes, she is---and does wonderful hand quilting.  This year she worked with  friends on English paper piecing and they came up with the idea of hexagon flowers.  Believe me it is just beautiful.

     One more red and white......and hearts!  Fannie Wengerd  is a marvelous long arm quilter in our area.  Check out her feathers and tiny hearts in the border.....and all those tiny triangles for the inner border.   So pretty!

   Fannie is one of my favorite people.  She just lights up a room with her smile.   Could it be that she loves purple too?
   This is her quilt made in memory of her father.  Pappy raised blueberries on his farm.  What could be more natural than to use the barn patterns from Eleanor Burn's Barn Quilts.  She was telling me about the patterns....did you know that barn styles have names?  The Barn Quilt book is full of history on them.....I think I need to check it out.

   And that's the show for another year.  Thanks for stopping by, and hope you found some inspiration for a new project.  Now I am off to visit the elves at the Woodworker's Guild and see what is going on in the toy shop!
Happy stitching.


Mary said...

Lots of inspiration here!

Janet O. said...

Love the 9-patch quilt, and the leaves, and the hexagons--oh, they are all beautiful!!
Hope the elves are working up to speed! : )

liniecat said...

Your right, that border lifts the 9 patch beyond beautiful!
fabulous pics, thanks for sharing : )

Dana Gaffney said...

That 9 patch is beautiful the border really does make it stand out. I see a subtle color wash going on in it too.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I love the 9-patch as well! I've got two different ones I'm thinking of doing soon--not sure what the recent attraction is to them lately? Maybe it's the simplicity that's speaking to me. :o) And you know I love those fall leaves!!!

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