Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quilt Show

Here's my first finish for the Liberated Amish Challenge. I'm calling this one my "warm-up" quilt. I'm supposed to be making 9-Patches (this is my inspiration quilt), but this just kept calling me . . . I love stars and just couldn't resist! So, it's a top now (21 inches x 23 inches). I think I have it out of my system and I can get going on those 9-Patches! No more stalling. . . .

If you haven't been to see the Liberated Amish Challenge blog, go take a look. Everyone is doing some really wonderful stuff! It's lots of fun.

I went to see a quilt show on Saturday. I went with some members of the local quilt guild. It was a big show, with lots of vendors. I barely resisted most of them.

But I fell in love with this pattern and had to get it! I rarely buy patterns now, but something about this one really called to me. This was the sample that the vendor had up in the booth. (photo taken with permission)

The name of the pattern is "Cobblestone Crows" and it's by Sheryl Mycroft of Random Threadz. It's all done with fusible and I think it would look fantastic on the wall by my front door! (Hmmm, I wonder how long this will actually take me??)

Anyway, on to the quilt show! (And any wonkiness in the photos is due to the poor abilities of the photographer, not the quilts. Really, they were straight!)

Creature Comforts by Karen Knowlton

Doctor Dan by Joy Evele

This was part of the guild challenge, which was 'Books Published in the 1950's'. This quilt is based on "Doctor Dan the Bandage Man" - a Little Golden Book that's in the Smithsonian's permanent collection of American culture.

Doctor Dan detail

I love that she's actually got Band-aids in the little pockets. And check out the Little Golden Books fabric!

Eucalyptus by Charlie Petersen

Fleur de Retro by Suzanne Martin

Fleur de Retro detail

Horse Chestnut Leaves by Mary Pickens

This quilt was made with oil sticks rubbing over real leaves and then she added variegated and sparkle thread sketch stitching.

Horse Chestnut Leaves detail 1

Horse Chestnut Leaves detail 2

Merry-Go-Round by Jetty Morton

Merry-Go-Round detail

Olympic Impression series - Lake Quinalt by Cynthia Keim

Olympic Impressions series - Crescent Lake by Cynthia Keim

Olympic Impressions series - Stormy Seastacks by Cynthia Keim

Pine Branch by Mary Pickens

Done with thread sketching and ink painting, with fabric ink added for shading.

Second Life by Carol Olsen

untitled by Lynn D. Green

Hope you enjoyed the quilt show!


  1. I like your liberated Amish stars. Thanks for the pictures and links, they were great eye candy to look at.

  2. I LOVE your Shine quilt - good job! Love the quilts at the show, especially the one you got the pattern for. FUN!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I always find quilt shows so inspirational.

  4. Shine is wonderful. Thanks for the mini quilt show. All the quilts are wonderful.

  5. Ooouuu Sharon....I'm really liking
    your Amish quilt....wah, I have that Amish Abstraction book and I LOVE it. I was going to do the challenge too...but as usual I was already in the middle of my 4 patch and Furrows. Your stars are great!!
    And of course I enjoyed to quilt show too....thank you!!

  6. Thanks for the quilt show!

    I love your "Shine" too. There's some pretty fun stuff happening in that Liberated Amish Challenge.


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