Here we are, just arriving at the show. It was early in the morning, not yet hot or crowded. That's Anne, Claire, me and Lori. We were excited and very happy to be there! Sadly we forgot to get a picture taken of us at the park during our picnic lunch.
This was one of the first quilts we saw on our way to our first stop. I am pretty sure this one was actually made by Jean Wells, who is the owner of the Stitchin Post and the creator of the annual quilt show in Sisters. I love the simplicity and the ability to use large-scale prints. I think it's called Slide Show. We saw several others during the same using the same pattern but I loved her colors...maybe it is the background green that's so striking.
Before I forget, I wanted to let you know that the quilt I posted last week with the cute lettering was sewn by Sarah Fielke (not Tula Pink). I found it when I was researching that adorable block of the month that I loved.
Super simple log cabin but I really liked the fabrics and colors. Check out the cute border fabric!
And what's wrong with simple? Who said we have to make complicated quilts???
This is another one that uses a setting to showcase large prints. Also, the adorable large owl is too cute. I took a close-up so you could see how she pieced the corners:
The corners are made from a strip set: a wide gold with a thinner red; then she cut them into 45* angles (my math isn't the best... you get what you need to do here...figuring out the measurement is the toughest part, I'd think). Very clever and again, pretty simple.
This is one of those 365 day quilts-- there was a challenge to make a block every day for a year. This one had pretty striking colors and we all loved it. The setting also makes the quilt, I think.
I think I'm a sucker for samplers. Some people really do prefer to make the same block over and over and avoid samplers. I'm from the other side: I really do enjoy making a different block and playing with fabrics. Here was another great use of pleasing colors. I also love looking carefully at how people set their sampler blocks. This was a great setting as well.
I didn't love the colors in this quilt but took a picture because I liked the use of pieced blocks as well as "solid" (the large flowers) blocks.
This was one of the cutest. Oddly enough, none of my friends noticed this quilt at all. I can't remember where I saw it but I did think it was too cute to pass by without a picture. The quilting is pretty spectacular as well.
This one was actually an antique quilt. I loved the very simple colors; the quilting was amazing, as well.
I guess I did have more than one favorite! I really loved this. Of course, I've never met a blue and white quilt I didn't love; add a little red polka dot and you've got an amazing combination!
You know I'm always looking for ideas for Hawaiian quilts for the annual auction I donate to. I thought this one was cute as well.
To give you an idea of how the merchants decorate for the quilt show, here's Lori in front of a florist shop. The flowers are pretty typical for Sisters on the quilt show weekend. I think I heard that the quilt show is the biggest event they have all year. Not surprising: I hear different numbers ranging from a low of 10,000 people through upwards of 15,000. Keep in mind the town's population has grown to about 1,500 and there are two streets! You wouldn't find it odd to see a horse tied up to the front of a store!~ It's a very western-looking town.
I came home on Sunday in order to babysit for the 3 oldest grandkids for the week (lucky me!). I arranged a different fun thing each day; one day we went to a park where we used to take their mother for her birthday parties! I brought along one of my favorite quilts that I made years ago, called the Picnic Quilt, from a Quiltmania pattern. We set it up on the grass for a picnic and I taught them how to play Duck, Duck, Goose. They wanted to play it every day after that!
I propped up my phone and did a selfie with them. I couldn't have posed them if I'd tried. They just all put their elbows under their chins on their own! I'm going to have this one enlarged to add to my collection of pictures!
Tomorrow I'll post more pictures. There were a number of quilts following Lori Holt's pattern Vintage Farm Girl, which were very inspiring!