Field of Lubines, by Betty K. Fulmer of Quakertown, PA. Machine appliqued and machine quilted.
Pineapple Blue, by Brigitte Morgenroth of Germany. Paper pieced and machine quilted. It won a "Best Use of Color" ribbon.
This close-up shows how the quilting emphasizes the circular shape achieved with the pineapple piecing. I've been thinking about tackling a pineapple quilt recently, which is probably why this one caught my attention.
Millefiori, by Chrise Kenna of New Zealand. It was inspired by Murano glass paperwights and constructed with the spiderweb technique but with additional spidewebs in what are usually the negative space/solid fabric spaces.
This has to be the ultimate scrap quilt! I think it is spectacular!
Barcelona Crow;s Nest, by Pat Delaney of Abington, MA. It was inspired by a mosaic ceiling seen in Barcelona. This quilt won 3rd place in the Traditional category.
Fabric loops on all four edges and a variety of quilting patterns in the strips and triangles.
At a quilt show, the vendors are just as much fun as the exhibits. This year, I was more restrained with my purchases than usual because I have my next several projects mentally planned and so was looking for only a few items. I could not pass up this key ring. It is inlaid wood and hand-made. Each color is a different type of wood. The maker had boxes, necklaces, earrings, pins, and Christmas ornaments as well as key chains, all with quilt block motifs.
In case you are thinking these would make nice gifts, you can find them at www.woodquilter.net.
I limited my fabric purchases to a few fat quarters.
And I bought just one pattern, Irish Birds by Lynette Anderson Designs. The vendor had a sample hanging up and when I saw it, I was sure I had finally found the design deserving of my hoarded fat quarter stack of Rouenneries fabrics.
The pattern is an Irish Chain design with added applique and embroidery.