Wednesday, May 28, 2014

a beautiful day for a quilt show

It was such a beautiful day on Saturday when the outdoor quilt show was held at Heritage Park - a large historic village.  There were something like 750 quilts in the show!  Here follows some of my favorites.  
This one was near the entrance.  So pretty and pink in the morning sunshine :0)
 I loved the quilting on this hexagon quilt. 
 This pineapple quilt was lovely.  When I got close I was surprised to see that most of the fabrics were not to my taste yet I think this quilt is wonderful.
 I always love a quilt with lots of flying geese.
 This is the finished zoo quilt that my guild made together.  It was sold at the show and the money raised will help purchase batting and backing for future charity quilt projects.  You might remember I contributed the panda bear :0)
 There were a number of very nice alphabet quilts in the show.  I thought this one was very cool.
 This one was smaller - I like it too.
 I liked the color combination in this one.
 And what great blocks!  The sunflowers are just coming up in my garden outside.
 I just love star quilts with a little bit of applique :0)
 More flying geese.
 This one is very striking - the flowers just glow on the dark background.
There was also an exhibit of antique and vintage quilts.  I'll save that for another post.
I'm making great progress on my ufo project.  I almost have the blocks together and I'll post my progress soon.
Happy Quilting!!


Kyle said...

What a great outdoor show with that many quilts. Wow! I think my faves were the quilted hexagons and the coral and hot green pieced quilt. Can't wait to see more.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Isn't it amazing when we see a quilt that we just love ... only to discover, when we get up close, that the fabrics chosen were ones that we would have never chosen? Gorgeous quilts!

Dawn said...

Wonderful quilts! The outdoor setting is really nice. I'm looking forward to seeing your next post on the show. Thank you for sharing!

libbyquilter said...

love pineapple quilts and hope to make one myself one of these days.

i also really like quilts that have some applique with pieced blocks . . . the two techniques complement each other very well.

thank you for sharing this part of the show. it will be fun to see the next post too.


audrey said...

I just love outdoor quilt shows! The setting usually makes for wonderful lighting. The first two pink quilts are just dreamy.:) So true what you said about the scrappy quilt too, not being your preferred fabrics when you looked at it up-close! That's one of the things I so enjoy about scrap quilts--the surprises.:)

Barb said...

Quilts always look so great outside in the bright light. What a lovely group of quilts.
I really like the simplicity of the alphabet quilt!

Karen said...

An outdoor show. How neat! I have never attended one where the quilts were hung outside.

Lori said...

That looks like a wonderful quilt show! The weather is looking pretty fantastic too.

pandchintz said...

What a lovely show!

Cheri said...

What great I spurTion. I line the alphabet quilts Lso, very unique.

Carrie P. said...

WOW! great quilting. That pink one is so different.