June 23, 2013

More Quilt Photos

Greetings from rain soaked Minnesota.  The spigot has turned on and won't seem to turn off. I think our drought is officially over!  This seemed like a good day to post another blog. So, more photos for you to enjoy. We wanted as part of our special "Quilter of the Year Exhibit" to display some quilts from our own collections.  It was fun to choose a variety of quilts, some of which you may not have seen before.

 Nancy chose a couple favorites. Her fish quilt really drew quilters in.  I think a lot of Minnesotans  are attracted by fish!  It is especially fun with its three dimensional fins!  She made it for a show at the shop called "Fur, Fins and Feathers".  The design is a variation of a pattern by Ruth McDowell from the book Symmetry.

She also chose her Pickle Dish Quilt.  The idea came from the book Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.  It is foundation pieced.  How fun to select all of those prints and then decide how to combine them.

I chose to put in the Oh, My Stars Quilt.  This is one of my very favorites.  The pattern is by American Jane.  I love to piece lone stars and I got plenty of practice!  I was able to use the Wing Clipper by Studio 180 to make the piecing of all the sawtooth stars easier!  I wonder how many prints are in this quilt?  Do you ever count? 

I also chose the Autumn Trails Quilt.  This is from a pattern by Lori Smith of From my heart to your hands.  I do love all the "Northwoods" prints that are available and have been collecting them to use in a quilt.  I think I have the perfect spot in my house to hang this one.  Almost as good as having a cabin.

In the next blog, we'll show you some of the Glad Creations quilts we chose. 
Until then, keep dry! and keep quilting!

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