Thursday, May 6, 2010

some inspiration

Last week my city hosted Quilt Canada. I was so pleased to see the number of quilts that had been quilted by hand. I'll share a couple of them with you.
This one was my absolute favorite! I wish I could have met this quilter - I'd have peppered her with questions. The next picture is the full quilt.
Sorry this one is sideways - I was focusing in on the quilting and didn't notice :0) I wonder what she used for batting - the quilting shows so beautifully. The applique is really lovely as well. I'm inspired to keep at it. One day maybe I'll be able to quilt like this...
This next one was mostly echo quilted as you can see. I've never tried it - I thought it was quite effective.
Here is the whole quilt. I could have spent a lot longer studying these wonderful quilts but I had my 2 youngest children with me and they are very busy! They were very good (with the help of a friend) and I was happy to be able to go.
There was an antique exhibit as well - I'll post some of those pictures next time.
Happy Quilting!!

11 comments:

Janet said...

Oh what gorgeous quilts and such beautiful hand quilting on the first. I loved seeing the basket blocks too, just stunning.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Both so pretty! I have friends that have attended Quilt Canada in the past..sounds like a great experience.

Crispy said...

WOW those quilts are fantastic!! I wish I was there with you, just to be able to see them in person. Beautiful!!

Crispy

Lori said...

Both quilts are absolutely amazing! The quilting really enhances all the wonderful applique.

Karen said...

Both quilts are beauties. My favorite of the two is the one with the birds. It had to have taken many, many hours of work to accomplish the finished quilt.

LC said...

I live in your "rival" city to the north, but could not attend this year. Boohoo. Thanks for posting these. It helps a little bit (and makes me wish...) They are lovely.

patchworkpalace said...

They're both beautiful but the second one is my favourite. You were very lucky to be out perusing quilts...I cant wait to the festival of quilts here in the uk in August it's such a great day out.

Dixie said...

Love both quilts, but the echo quilting on the second one is just outstanding. I'm a big echo quilting fan as it makes the applique just pop. Can't wait to see the antique quilts. Thanks Janet!

*karendianne. said...

Janet thank you so much for all these. I caught myself just sitting and staring and imagining what the process was like. Each area (referring to the first quilt) is beautiful that I thought - this must have been joyful for her.

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Your Quilt is just great.
They quilten so nicely with the hand, I love it.
For me it is very nice if I can sit of evening with my man and with the hand my Quilt ready quilte.
It is so nicely relaxing.
K├Ąte

Carrie P. said...

Just finished seeing all the quilts from the show. Amazing works. Your basket quilt is stunning. Great job.
Thanks for coming by my blog. I have missed ready yours.