This must be the longest drawn out show report ever! Too many pictures, too little time……but I kind of like showing them in smaller batches, it allows me to appreciate each one a bit more, instead of everyone getting a huge dose of quilt overload, glassy eyes and all.
This is another shot at one of the cool downtown buildings in Providence, RI. These were taken from one of the Mall windows as we walked our way from the convention center, through the mall in an effort to get to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch.
Cheesecake Factory? Just point the way ---I don't have one near me, so even though it's a chain, it's a treat when I get to go!
And the long walk, to and from, did us good. We were lucky that the worst weather we had that whole trip was just a bit of rain on Show Day ---the rest of the time it was wonderful!
We aren’t even half way through the photos yet! I hope you enjoy these – they are in no particular order or category ---
This one just reached out and grabbed me from across the aisle. You can see the quilting from this far away, but wait til you get closer ---
Gorgeous feathers are one thing, but tiny circles along the spines? WOW! This is so beautiful!
More fun textures….look at the crescents in the background area, and the detail in the red and green --- I wish my mind thought this way!
This is just an incredible art piece.
I see things in squares, rectangles and triangles! I wish my mind were free enough to see things in giant graphic applique! This is just beautiful – take a look at the quilting:
I love the stylized heart with tendrils…..and see that gold border? There was LOTS of close parallel quilting seen at this show..notice the crystals too……
This beautiful poppy quilt is a variation on an old timeless pattern ---but the fresh colors and the quilting are simply gorgeous, though there is nothing SIMPLE about it!
The motifs that pop up here and there are wonderful, but pay attention to the background filler – it goes from random pebbles to straight line filler..and sometimes areas are missing “on purpose” within that pebble filler almost as if it is a crumbling stucco wall or something. I don’t know how else to describe it --- but I found it so interesting that there is perfection in imperfection --- having the parallel lines randomly fill where the pebbles do not:
I thought this one was really interesting with a kind of positive/negative Stone Henge kind of look. I loved the random greens and neutrals!
The color in this one got my heart racing! It reminds me of a Moroccan carpet or something! But get a load of this quilting:
Hello, Texture! Quilting shows up so nicely on solids. Look at the close fans behind that border feather! Whooowhooo! Can you see the close line quilting in the black setting triangles? And that gridded lattice work in the while backgrounds of the stars?
That appliqued circle block just makes me happy!
Stars and more stars…..this star is an amazing study in complexity in itself – but if that weren’t enough, it’s swallowed up in this gorgeous flowing applique border!
Look at the curved lattice in those background areas…..the the parallel lines in the border! WOW! don’t you love the small butterflies?
Radiating “sunshine” style heart motif in the setting square ….I’m gobsmacked at the detail!
I love the wavy edge of this center section of diamonds….even if the shape isn’t present in the piecing, you can add it in with the quilting..are you inspired yet?!
I know I am! And would you believe we are not done yet? I think I have enough photos for one more post –perhaps tomorrow, or maybe on Sunday, cuz I’ll be off again – this time I’m traveling to Dover, Delaware to spend some time with the Helping Hands Quilt guild! We’ve got plans for 3 workshops and a lecture/trunkshow to fill my time there, and who knows what other kind of trouble I can get myself into? I’ve never spent time in Delaware other than driving up I-95 toward the New Jersey Turnpike ---so I hope there is time to explore!
Today’s To-Do list includes getting Florabunda loaded on the machine. I’d like to have it quilted, bound and on the bed before spring is over ---and I’m sick of yellow! LOL!
Happy Friday, Everyone!