Today I get an email from my Mom. It doesn't ask how I'm liking the trip, if my allergies are holding up, what I'm buying. It simply said "Bring home the elephant." The quilted elephant in yesterday's post is very popular but I can't afford the baggage fee to bring it home.
By the way, Mom, I am having a great time, my allergies were great until last night and I really haven't bought much at all!
Let's get on with some more quilts from the show. Remember, I focused on finding quilts with interesting quilting and border treatments. Many other quilts are posted on the Quilting Gallery blog.
This quilt appealed to me on a lot of levels. I love the value gradient in the blocks and border but I selected it because of the embroidered border and the very unique block. The center of the block is a square in a square and the surrounding rectangles are constructed with either curved piecing or curved applique.
Karen made this quilt to celebrate her 50th birthday and used only her stash for the quilt. I love the wonky log cabin blocks and the asymmetrical borders.
This quilt is in my top 10 favorites from the whole show. I love all of Judy Mathieson's quilts ut I really loved the combination of the red with blue. It would have been pretty in black and red but it seems better with the indigo. I will also point out that the red is not displaying true to color here. It really is more of a cinnabar color. It's included in this post because of the border treatment. Renae Haddadin, one of my favorite longarmers, also uses this type of border very effectively.
I love the border/frames on this one. I think the central image could be larger but I think the successive frames are really well done.
I don't have a full view photo of this quilt but I absolutely love that border treatment. The quilter made this from embroideries that she made over 30 years ago. The color in this photo is a little too yellow. It's more the color of the greens in 30's fabrics.
Obviously this one was selected for the beautiful quilting. I like how the main motif is repeated in the center medallion and in the blue border. The second orange border is quilted with more of a filler pattern so that the other motif does not overpower the quilt.
Another great border on a beautiful quilt.