Friday, July 22, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Is it really Friday?  Already?  Why is it that time seems to speed up when we get to this time of year?  Or is it just me that feels that way?  I really do like Friday's, but some weeks I'm not just ready for them.

I am ready for Favorite Things Friday this week.  I skipped out last week due to the time warp effect.  Last Friday came much faster then I was ready for (which has happened a lot this July).  My favorite thing this week actually happened a couple of Fridays ago.  It's the biennial quilt show put on by the local guild.  I only got to spend 2 hours at the show since Kiddo had a swim meet that afternoon, so I had enough time to look at the quilts, but not much time for the vendors.  Here's some of my favorites from the show.

Embroidered (Punched?) Betty Hold
Quilted by Jody Bracken
The detail in this quilt was astounding.  I'm not familiar with the technique and the label didn't have a lot of details.  At any rate the workmanship was just incredible.  

Machine Appliqued by Barbara Weintz & Friends
Hand Quilted by Barbara Weintz
I don't care to work with applique, but I love to look at the work of those who do enjoy it.  I liked the detail and the whimsy of this quilt.  Each row in this quilt was designed and sewn by a friend of the owner.  How cool! 

My Southern Girls
Machine Pieced, Hand Embroidered and Machine Quilted by Charlene Henderson

My Grandmother made lovely embroidered quilts, though she never made anything like this, this one reminded me of the quilts she made. 

Sunbonnet Sue to Kansas
Hand Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered and Hand Quilted by Joan Cary

I thought this quilt was just fun.  The label didn't say how long it took to make this quilt, it must have been a labor of love. 

Irish Chain
Machine Pieced by Gay Cooper
Machine Quilted by Wanda Jones

I really liked this variation on the Irish Chain pattern, plus blue and white is probably my favorite color combo. 

Yukata (Summer Robe)
Machine Pieced and Hand Appliqued by Jody Lamb
Hand Quilted by Jody Lamb
This was my favorite quilt of the show (that I got a decent picture of).  The fabrics all came from Japan and what was used in this quilt was the left overs from a first quilt.  Pretty spectacular for a scrappy quilt. 

My camera died about half way through the show, I forgot to recharge the battery the night before.  So there were several other stunning quilts, but alas, no photos of those.   

Now I have to wait another 2 years for the next show.  But hopefully you can hop over to Quilting in My Pyjamas  for more favorite things right now. (I can't, it's time for work!)


Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing those quilts with us. "Bookshelves" is my favourite, I am a book lover from way back; and my bookshelves are like that - holding many things as well as books!

Pat said...

I've always loved Sunbonnet Sue quilts but this one is amazing. Very unique.

Shay said...

What gorgeous pictures Kate!There's nothing like other people;s work to inspire one to create!

I love the bookshelves. What a unique idea. And the Japanese robes quilt is one of my favourites too.

There are such a variety of quilts in your pictures. Isnt it amazing that we all like different types of quilting?

Loved this favourite! Thanks for sharing it.

Unknown said...

I'm like you regarding applique, but wow, these were something else. I am so happy you took all those great photos. A great FTF!

Kirsten said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful quilts with us. I couldn´t even say which one I like best.

Marg said...

I love going to quilt shows, I get a lot of inspiration from them.
I love the book shelves quilt, very creative and amazing.
Thanks for sharing the photos.

thea said...

Such neat quilts. I especially like the bookshelves one. amazing. thanks for sharing the pics.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thanks for tour Kate. I loved it...beautiful quilts and I loved the 1st one and the red work 'southern girls'.. great FTF

Anonymous said...

Great FTF! It's so lovely to celebrate quilting! xx

Mistea said...

Fantastic Favourite - all ways nice to get to see other peoples work on display.
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

How nice to go to a quilt show, I live so far away from everything I have to travel for ages to see anything like that. Such inspiration! I really love that Japanese fabric one :-)