The quilt Kam is looking at here was so pretty. I loved all the colors in it.This is a quilt people. That someone made. It was very impressive to see it up close. Each little piece was about an inch tall and two inches wide or less.These next ones are my top three favorites, beginning with number 3. These quilts were on display inside Beacham's Clock Shop, where the most valuable quilts were shown. Many of the quilts were pieced by hand, and many of them were antiques. My 3rd favorite quilt is a Hawaiian quilt. These quilts are extraordinary in that the main design is made by ONE piece of fabric that is cut by hand and then sewn on to the background material. So, with this quilt, imagine cutting that huge red piece out by hand and not making a single mistake. Also, you'd have to have some pretty nice Fiskars.
This one is my 2nd favorite because I adore old fashioned looking quilts. I love that buttermilk yellow. I just imagine it on some tidy little bed in a farmhouse somewhere.
This is my very favorite quilt. This quilt is amazing because no square is the same, and each one is about four inches by four inches. What's more...are you sitting down? This quilt has been done entirely by hand. Look at how tiny some of the pieces are there. Imagine the cutting, the sewing...it boggles the mind. And it turned out absolutely gorgeous. I almost cried.
I had two goals for attending this quilt show: 1) Buy a 2008 Sisters Quilt Show poster to hang in my sewing room. I wanted this poster not only as a souvenir of my time there with my own sisters, but because it features a lone woman paddling out in a beautiful mountain lake to go fishing (the mountains, by the way, are called the Three Sisters). Fish are rising all around her, and the pattern they make in the water is based on a quilting pattern called the Wedding Ring. I love it. Kam bought it for me. Thanks Kam!2) To find a pattern and materials at the famous quilt shop, The Stitchin' Post, to make my very first quilt, which would be a gift for my newest nephew, Joseph.
And here's one for the road.
Those are totally owls on my sweater.