Friday, March 17, 2006

Dallas Quilt Show Quickie

It's been a really long day. We had a good day at the show (we already beat what we made at this show last year), but I'm dead tired. So, here's just a little taste of what I got to see at the show going back and forth to the bathroom.

This is a quilt I made and entered into the Dallas Quilt Show back in '98. This is the 25th anniversary of the show and this quilt is hanging in a retrospective special exhibit of past winning quilts. I haven't really looked at this quilt in a long time - it's the first truly "original" design I ever made. I drafted the center 4 blocks on copy paper and paper pieced them. Then I appliqued them (but didn't really know what I was doing) over the big kaleidoscope. I machine quilted it on my Pfaff (but really didn't know what I was doing). I guess if you think about it, this was a Maverick quilt all the way around. Who knew?

This is one of the few quilts I actually go to see in the judged show - as we were walking out to the car at the end of the day. Of course, it really appealed to me since it was made out of mitred Kaffe Fassett stripes. Wish the lighting was better.

This was hanging on the outside of a vendor booth which specializes in vintage quilts and linens. I would gauge it to be mid-1800's with the large chintz print in the sashing. Aside from its age and condition, what made me stop and look closer was the unusual treatment in the corners to account for the bedpost.

See? It's actually a rounded keyhole type thing. Pretty cool, huh?

Maybe I'll have time to see more things tomorow. Time for bed.



Blogger dot said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts. I really like your first one. Very unique.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Your quilts are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

8:53 AM  
Blogger cher said...

catching up - your booth looked fantastic-I would have gone shopping there first thing! Looking forward to seeing/reading all about your shop in the upcoming Sampler magazine. I hope your shoulders/back is feeling better - or you get to rest now that the show is behind you? your quilt is those colors and movement..

1:30 PM  

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