There were too many adorable and enticing patterns in the vendor booths and Gale bought a few! Our favorite booth was that of Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli with her clever, fun Day of the Dead fabrics and patterns.
The giraffe wall hanging pattern below was another too cute to pass up - Gale and I hope to get together in April to make one each.
The background is one piece of fabric while the giraffe is all raw edge applique and the entire piece is quilted in straight lines in both directions, it should be fun.
Next came the actual quilt show! First the fabric challenge quilts, below are four that really caught our attention.
I love this elegant elephant
Aren't they smashing colors?
Then some modern quilts, it was interesting how many were on display and also how we were attracted to them, both the design and the clever quilting. Modern quilting has really taken off the past few years.
I am enlarging some of these to show quilting detail
Cute bunny and imaginative quilting
This was interesting, very 3 dimensional so different it really stood out
The next two quilts are displayed by a friend so I was delighted to see her work and the ideas she is currently exploring.
Up close you do not see the design you have to step away to get the picture.
Very clever with all the faces and ties and the wording quilted into the design.
A colorful city scape
This one is for all my "sister" quilters, hear us
Too cute for words, it's called "Forbidden Fruit" from the "Wicked Appetite Series"!
This one appealed to me simple design and gorgeous modern quilting.
And more lovely quilting
Simple design of the trees and understated quilting
Clever piecing no quilting required.
Tomorrow I will show the remainder of the quilts I photographed, mostly more traditional and some super grand prize winners.