It’s quilt show time, and I was amazingly restrained in photo taking. There are two ways of looking: snapping photos or enjoying the moment. I like both ways. This time, I’d actually intended not to take any (didn’t even take my camera), but succumbed and pulled out my phone a couple times.
First a modern looking quilt (though it is an adaptation of a traditional pattern):
I love this variation of the Lone Star. Irena is a math professor and she enjoys calculating how to sew tubes of strips and cut them to get intricate, traditional patterns. Often she tells how many seams it took when she shows her quilts at show-and-tell, but she didn’t write it in her description.
And a traditional looking quilt:
This quilt was huge. And I didn’t take a close up to show the ’30s fabrics. I have a stash of 30s and may borrow this idea for some of them.
And a miniature:
She fussy cut the monkeys for the center of the Monkey Wrench blocks. I can’t take photos with one hand with my phone, so I couldn’t put my finger in the picture to show size, but the Monkey Wrench blocks looked to be 2 inches square at the most.
Here’s a detail:
Don’t you love the little escaped monkey hand appliqued on the side? And as you can see this one was hand quilted. Every year the show has a featured quilter and this was Carrie’s year. She had a wide variety of styles and techniques.