|Best of Show: Muttons and Buttons and Pearls, Oh My! by Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS, Photo by AQS|
|Prize-Winning Quilts ALWAYS Wear Labels...|
|Check Out the Nifty Binding Details|
The other detail that called to me was the quilting in the white border between the appliquéd flowers:
|I Love the Sweet Leaves and Berries Quilted In This Border!|
You can see even MORE gorgeous detail photography of this quilt over on The Quilt Show's blog here.
I'm only going to show you two more quilts tonight, because I'm tired. Like Janet's Best of Show quilt, these are also very traditional designs and colorways but created using the best modern machine techniques.
|Coxcomb Nouveau, by Wilma Richter and Leah Sample, Little Rock, AR|
|Geometric Ruler Work Quilted Background Sets Off Applique|
|1790 Love Entwined by Marlee Carter, New Gloucester, ME|
That's all you get for today, though. I've got to get the binding on my vintage repair quilt so I can get it back to its owner, and I need to get Lars's graduation quilt loaded on my longarm frame and start quilting it -- I've only got a little over three weeks now to get it completed before graduation weekend and Quillow Sunday.
Just realized that I forgot to show you how the quilting and machine embroidered label came out for the vintage quilt! The first time I shared this quilt with you it looked like this:
|1960s Utility Quilt Top, Acrylic Yarn Ties, Poly Batting, and Backing Removed|
|Quilting Allover Loopy Meander to Draw In Excess Fullness|
|My Patched Sections Blend In Even Better After Quilting|
|Machine Embroidered Label Ready to Attach|
|Label Attached, Awaiting Binding|
After 30 hours of longarm quilting workshops, I have a much better idea of how I want to quilt Lars's Mission Impossible graduation quilt, and I have new longarm rulers and thread coming for that in the UPS box that I shipped home from the show. And no, that doesn't mean I overspent -- I have a bulky quilt sample from each of the 10 classes that I took and I wanted to keep them all because I didn't finish any of them and I want them for reference. They go with my notes
And so, without further ado... my To-Do On Tuesday Goals for this week are:
I'm linking today's post up with:
- Bind this Vintage Quilt & Return to Owner
- Test Spoonflower backing for colorfastness & deal with any dye instability, then piece Mission Impossible backing
- Load Mission Impossible and start quilting!
· Colour and Inspiration Tuesday at http://www.cleverchameleon.com.au
· To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things: http://stitchallthethings.com
· Midweek Makers at www.quiltfabrication.com/
· WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com
It's no wonder those quilts are top show winners --- the details you highlighted show the skill and effort that went into them. And speaking of skill and effort: hats off to you for the vintage quilt repair! You've done a phenomenal job restoring that quilt. She will no doubt love it (for another few decades thanks to you!) and the label is the icing on the cake. Again, phenomenal job!
I am loving the repair to the vintage quilt. Your friend will have tear of joy when she sees it.
The border on the first quilt is striking. I see why you like it. I do too.
you know I truly forgot to go look and see what won best of show and haven't seen any blog post showing the quilts until yours popped up this morning. I assume you had fun! and a box that you sent yourself means you did some good shopping too I guess. - congrats on getting the old quilt done
I know Wilma and Leah from Little Rock very well. I'm so glad you liked their collaboration. Good luck on your own longarm journey, you do beautiful, precise work. I love reading your very entertaining posts!
You have invested so much care and love into the quilt repair, Grandma's love will still shine through. Just wonderful.
Wow, stunning quilts! Thanks for sharing. Great progress in your repairing.
I haven't been paying much attention to the show at all, and so this is the first time I've seen the Best In Show quilt. It is spectacular! So are the other two you shared. It sounds like you gained a lot of information in all of those classes. I know it takes some time to process all of that, so I hope you have fun practicing everything you learned!
The vintage quilt repair is so fantastic! I do not know how she could be anything other than ecstatic at how it all turned out! Beautiful work in keeping Grandma's original quilt at the forefront, but making it so that it will last so much longer for them!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful applique quilts. LE? Mine will still take years, seeing one done always inspire me to keep going. Love the updated quilting on the antique quilt. Colour overdose and just see in so many quilts at a show, require that we decompress when we get home. Repairing a quilt and giving it new life, takes a very special person to do so. It looks amazing, the label on the back tells the next chapter of the story.
Many thoughts spinning through the head. I agree completely with all your comments about the 3 quilts your shared. Amazing work. I often take pictures of just a small section of quilting to think about for future projects. My guess is you will try them while I think about them! You've done a wonderful job on the repair of the vintage quilt. You've been so thoughtful about your choices. It will make the owner very happy. My only thought is your name should have been on the label as the restorer. And, yes, we all should be labeling every quilt we finish but... I know I don't always. I'm hoping to try using my new embroidery machine to make some labels... time will tell. Thanks for a great read.
Oh My! Such exquisite quilts!!!
Thanks for sharing the great eye candy from the quilt show! YUM! What a wonderful job you did repairing that beloved quilt. Love the label. Can't wait to see how you're going to quilt Lars' quilt!
Thanks so much for posting a picture of my quilt. It was a joy yo stitch!
I love the Paducah show!
On that middle quilt, did they quilt it first, then add the applique? Fun blog post!
Thanks for a peek at the show winners - just lovely!
Thanks for sharing your trip to Paducah. Certainly, understand your overload. I have seen other Janet Stone quilts in person, and they are inspiring. Gotta love “Love Entwined.” Good luck on your projects.
Thank you so much for sharing these. I saw the first one on instagram and so, so wanted to see more detail... and here it is. Happiness abounds.
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