Friday, October 17, 2008

More Pacific International Quilt Festival XVII

As promised, here are more fabulous quilts from the festival. I'll start you off with another white-on-white quilt, this time machine-quilted.

There are other quilters who should join Overachievers Anonymous. There are those who can't seem to stop at making the front of the quilt beautiful, they have the need to embellish the back as well:

Then there was this huge quilt, note the bottom of it spilling onto the floor, made of impossibly small triangles:

From afar it looked like the small triangles were merely printed on the fabric, but no, upon closer examination, one can tell that they are all individually patched together:

This quilt I like because it appeals to my inner-recycler. The quilter was standing next to her quilt explaining how she made this. She started out with squares of fabric and cut out the quarter-rounds from one corner. Then she took the remaining piece, the negative if you will, and used it in an alternating pattern with the quarter-rounds. No waste!

There's something for everyone at this quilt show. Animals are a favorite subject. This one I included for tangobaby:

This tiger has the most contented expression on her face, like she's just had a great meal and is about to doze of for her morning nap.

The workmanship on this quilt was very impressive, thus the first place blue ribbon:

This mushroom quilt was one of my favorites:

"A Different View", by Kay D. Haerland, Australia

The details were incredible:

"A Different View", by Kay D. Haerland, Australia

"A Different View", by Kay D. Haerland, Australia

There were not one, but two embroidered rodents in this woodlands scene. The second one was inside the chantarelle:

"A Different View", by Kay D. Haerland, Australia

That's all for today. I'll have more for you next time. There's still time to go to the show, it runs through Sunday.


paris parfait said...

These quilts are remarkable! Whenever I see quilts like these, obviously created with a great deal of time and effort, I remember my late grandmother and the quilts she and her friends made out of fabric scraps and simple materials. My prize possession was a quilt my grandmother made when my dad was two years old (and she embroidered his name on it). Sadly, when I was in the Middle East, a friend absconded with most of my possessions, including that quilt.

Anonymous said...

floo powder ha! be sure you don't have the electric fire going like the Dursleys :) i am just having a bit of a hard time finding a place to purchase it..

more of these stunning beauties! my quilting is limited to four square pot holders i 'm afraid :(

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Paris Parfait,

Each of these quilts is a labor of love. I am so sorry you lost your quilt treasure. Losing something of sentimental value is the worst.

Dear Robin Bird,

We don't have electric but we do have a gas starter. Best to call ahead :)

I bet your pot holders are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

you are too funny and quick on the draw my friend!
p.s. i will call but is that a bell-a-phone or an owl you would be looking for?

corry said...

Thanks for showing these beautiful quilts..I love the white on white quilt, that's something I'm dreaming of to make some day!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Corry,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the quilts. They are inspiring aren't they?

Tot zienst!

Relyn Lawson said...

Oh, such talent!! I can not even imagine the patience required, much less the skill, artistry, and know how. These are such gifted artists. Who thrilling that your mother has been included among them.

Dutchbaby said...

Hi relyn,
I'm so glad you like these quilts. I am so impressed with these artists!

Sartenada said...

Those quilts are really very beautiful and very skillfully made.

We make quilts in this way:

Happy Sunday!

Dutchbaby said...

Thank you for sharing the quilt show in Finland. I loved the quilt made out of men's shirt fabric and buttons.

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