Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dallas Quilt Show, Part 1

I'm a little slow at posting, but the Dallas Quilt Show was a couple of weeks ago. I went with my little boys. Not too much in the way of modern quilts, but I am a pretty traditional girl too, and this Best of Show . . . man, oh, man! I didn't take down the names of any of the quilters, although some of the papers are in my photos. Next time I'll try to do better at giving credit where credit is due. Some amazing stuff!
Okay. So I'm not a huge fan of purple, but I am a HUGE fan of applique, and never in my life will I be able to pull off something like this! Seriously amazing!
This -- the machine appliqued flowers, stems -- yeah, that I could maybe do. I thought it would be a cute baby quilt. Sometimes the vendors have the best quilts.
I love the scrappiness of this quilt -- the tiny on-point nine-patches, the applique vine around the edge. I can see my scrap bin (and an insane amount of time) producing something like this. I love all things nautical, and again with the applique. This was amazing. I will never make anything like this. I can pretty much guarantee that (maybe 40 years from now if my arthritis will allow it), but I am in complete awe of those who can.
Stained glass technique around the scales? I think so. Love the batiks!
Love the starfish.
I also love Mariner's Compass blocks, and someday I WILL make one of these. Someday.
Modern-looking version of New York Beauty maybe? Love the colors, love the pattern. But of course, I would need to make a bigger one, because bigger is better. = )
See?! And here is a New York Beauty herself. Am I right? Isn't that what this is called. Now I'll have to google it. Googled it. I'm right. And, man, there are some gorgeous ones out there. Gonna have to make one of these too.
This is not remotely all of the ones I took pics of, but I'll stop here. Leave you salivating for more and wishing you had gone with me.


Jill said...

I love the on point nine patches. We need to figure out a way to go to some of these events together.

Rebekah said...

these quilts are amazing! I'm always in awe of people who have mastered applique

Marsha said...

I love the Mariner's compass. If I had more time I would love to try and make them but I am better at collecting patterns than actually making quilts. Thanks for sharing.