This past weekend was the Cranbrook Quilting Guild's biennial quilt show. It was especially inspiring as there were many different styles and the colour combinations were really gorgeous!
For this blog I will show my own entries and another time when I'm short on ideas to blog about I will show other quilts that were entered. The quilts were all so beautiful. As a newcomer to the guild I was glad to see quilts that had been shown at the guild meetings before I joined.
TRIP AROUND THE WORLD - This quilt was started when I was a teenager, over 40 years ago (before I knew about quilting - seams are 5/8")! I completed it this year as a PHD (Projects Half Done) challenge. Quilted by Donna Sheppard.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH MOM? - This quilt was a gift for my husband's birthday. It is a Liz Faminoff design.
SPRING VIOLETS - This lap quilt was made from my embroidered samples.
MEMORIES OF DAD - Made for my brother's birthday, this quilt reminds me of lots of fishing time with Dad. Lunch Box Design pattern. (All About Trout). Quilted by Donna Sheppard.
Detail from the Memories of Dad quilt
Quite a surprize! It's those 3D fish hooks!
LABRYRINTH WALK - Made for my son and his wife's upcoming wedding. Design by Christopher Florence. (Guilty Quilter Patterns). Quilted by Juanne Wale.
WAITING FOR SANTA - I made this quilt as a christmas present for my sister and husband. Lunch Box Designs pattern. 135 appliqued motifs and embellished with crystals. Quilted by Donna Sheppard.
It won 2nd place in the professional quilter's category.The border was custom made by Donna for this quilt. It is a wide band of holly and ribbons. It features my Cranberry Cove Christmas collection of dyed fabrics as well as some Lucien prints from Japan. This fabric is MADE for appliqueing!
KELTIE'S KASTLE - A log cabin variation made from silk dupioni. If you haven't quilted with silk do try it - the slub keeps it snuggly in place. You have to interface it though. This quilt is reversible (the back is turquoise) and the binding is 2 colours - black on the front and turquoise on the back). Quilted by Juananne Wales.
DRESDEN PLATE - Another oldy that got completed as a PHD challenge this year. When I was a kid my Mom and grandma made a dresden plate quilt together and it is the reason I am attracted to quilting - such comfort in these quilts, along with their beauty. Quilted by Donna Sheppard. Sorry its out of focus. I think my camera is on it's last legs.
ALL MY KIDS - This quilt features all 6 of Mom's kids (Our names are embroidered in the outer blocks inside of stitched roses) along with Mom's name in the centre block. I stitched this very heavily using my home sewing machine. A lot of the designs were stitched with a double needle using verigated thread. Try that for something different. It's fun and makes you look talented. This pattern was in a McCall's quilting magazine from years ago - designer unknown - It was much smaller.
4 SEASONS - I was learning to embroider and then had a challenge to think of ways to use all these colours in one quilt. I decided to group them by value and have each group of 4 represent a different season. Wendy Murdoch design. Quilted by Donna Sheppard.
PEONIES FOR MOM - My Mom loves her tea parties. I made her these placemats. They are satin. Jenny Haskin pattern.
LILYPAD LOUNGING - Louis got to go to the show too. Designed by blind artist Karon Argue and interpreted by myself. Quilted by Donna Sheppard. You can buy this pattern at this website.
INDIAN SUMMER - Made for Logan Murdoch to commemorate him completing his electrician's training. I pictured it as leaves falling so the colours are denser on the bottom half of the quilt. Quilted by Donna Sheppard.