This quilt was my 2nd favorite at the show. I really have a love for white backgrounds with bright colors and that love extends far beyond quilts.
This wall hanging quilt reminded me of my mom (Happy Mother's Day Mom!). She constantly made wall hangings with black backgrounds and bright colors when I was in high school.
3-dimensional flowers on a wildflower quilt
The artisan statement made this quilt for me. It read something like this, "I honestly did not enjoy making this quilt...I thought if I quilted it really well I would like it better...I do...somewhat." See, this is why I haven't entered the world of quilting yet. So much work and you might not even like it!
This is an instructor quilt (Linda Taylor) and it has hundreds of beautiful crystals on it really making it shine.
They had small wall hangings for the letters A-Z that were a lot of fun to look at. The above one is for the letter L and once again I couldn't resist the white background and bright colors. The quilt below is the upper corner for the letter K and I think those flowers are to die for!
This quilt is huge and just gorgeous in person. I believe the artist statement said the circular flower is inspired from a hibiscus.
Tassles always make me ready to party!
My mom always makes me save my strips while sewing aprons so we can make a strip quilt someday. I always think but it will look so weird with all these different colors/patterns. The quilt above was made using leftover strips of fabric...further proof moms are always right.
This is the detail of a wholecloth quilt. The quilter marked and quilted on a piece of peach colored fabric, her friend then painted all of her quilting. It's spectacular, the quilt is titled "Dragon's Breath".
Now, before I show off my absolute favorite quilt at the show I'd like to pay a little respect to my home state of Arizona with the following quilts:
The artist of this quilt was inspired by her hikes in Sabino Canyon which just happens to be in Tucson, AZ, which just happens to be the city I was born in, which just happens to make it the best city ever!
The artist was inspired by the Arizona state quarter.
True southwest color and pattern! I love the turquoise in this quilt. I own a southwest turquoise ring of my grandmothers that I wear everyday and this quilt matches it perfectly.
And my absolute favorite is.....
Never in a million years would I have thought this quilt could be my favorite at the show but it is! I went back to it five times and probably took 20 pictures of it. The quilt was constructed by the "Hanging by a Thread" quilt group and is an original design by one of the members. They said they felt the topic is appropriate for the ladies whose lives are rooted in the colorful farming community of Boistfort Valley, WA where they live. It took first place in the applique division of the show and I can't even begin to image how many hours it took to construct yet I desperately wish it was a pattern!