Thursday, March 24, 2016

One more post about the quilt show.

 This one has tiny one inch pieces and delicate compass roses!  I wish I had gotten the quilter and quilts names.


 Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.  
The quilting looks like chicken wire.  There are deviled eggs in the sashing! 

 County Fair Chickens.  
These were very realistic! Again the quilting looks like wire.

 Mariner's Compass.  
Lots of tiny pieces!  This is a Judy Niemeyer design.  Red ribbon in the Artisan class.

 Don's Dragon 'Nightfire'  
The detail is beautiful.  I knew my son would love this one.

Texas Four Patch.   
I loved the decorative stitches used in the applique.  Another one for my son!  

 Tweinnie Quilt Purple  
New York Beauties.  Sorry this one is not clearer!

 Just Braids, No Pony Tails. 
 I love the name and the colors! 

This is a memorial quilt for the quilters nephew who gave his all for our freedom.

 Hares in Color
Made by one of the local master quilters.  I love his quilting designs.

Bees and Flowers
 It was the quilting that caught my attention on this one. 

That's it till next year!  Hope you have enjoyed the show.

 As I was typing this up, we had a major thunderstorm with high wind and quarter sized hail.  We did not have any major damage!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dallas QUilt show , second edition

 This is the next set of quilt photos from the Dallas Quilt Show.  A couple  have a Texas theme. Again I took photos that I knew family would enjoy and some for blog friends.

The Alamo holds a special place for me.  I have very distant, but direct lines, to men that fought there.  The Battle of the Alamo ended on March 6 180 years ago.  It is also our wedding anniversary.  No, we have not been married that long, just a little over a quarter of that time!

This was created by 5 'bee' members, each one taking a different slice!

 This is a miniature quilt.  I really like doing miniatures so the three are miniatures. 

 I love the detail on Wind Blown Roses.   That is a pieced piano key border!  All of the pieces are tiny.

 This is Road Trip.  Aptly named because she hand pieced it while traveling around the country. 

 Snowflake Pineapple constructed  997 one inch strips.

 Portrait of Greco.  This one spoke to me because it looks like our first cat, Wizard.

Shangrila is a three piece Pictorial Quilt.  The flowers fascinated me because they are three dimensional.  I staged the photos from left to right.  I was disappointed they came out blurry!

 Rollin' Hell for Leather depicting Wells Fargo


 Another Texas quilt. Apparently I did not get the quilters data on this one and could not find it in the program

 Car Colors by Ford made a pretty stained glass look.

 Aspens High.  This reminded me on a quilt a blogger friend in Oregon made.

Nebulous   At first glance it appears that it is pieced with pieces growing smaller and smaller.  However, it is the quilting that gives it that look.

Part of my family are big Harry Potter fans.  Several people did not give this bookcase a second look, or a closer look.   Harry Potters bookshelf was one we had to look at closely.  All of the books on the shelf are titles from the series by   J. K. Rowling.
While we were looking at it very closely, we did not realize the quilter and her family were behind us.  I commented to her husband about the 'Book of Monsters' at the bottom.  He told me that most people did not look at it as close as we did.  I am sorry we did not get more up close detailed photos!


This is about half the photos we took, so I will bring the rest out tomorrow!