Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Quilts

Although I forgot to take the right camera lens with me I did happen to snap a few shots of quilts while I was in Pigeon Forge. I’m posting them here to prove to my dear husband that we really did go to a quilt show and we were not just “out farting around” as he suggested.

These are unedited and in no particular order other than this first one was my favorite. I can’t even begin to grasp the amount of drugs a person must first take to decide to even start a project like this.


The amount of detail was INSANE (please click to bigify the quilting stitches.)


Another favorite. 100_1290

I need to remember to try prairie points someday.


The only word for this one is Wow. Just Wow.100_1273

Good ideas for using novelty prints. I never know what to do with those.



More that caught my eye…100_1282






The photo doesn’t do this one justice, it really was incredible in person.100_1287





This was only a small sample of the quilts we saw at A Mountain Quiltfest. It was a beautiful show, not too big, not too small, just right for this Goldilocks.



Karen Anne said...

Is there a pattern name for the one with the blue butterflies?

I'm getting a migraine just thinking about making some of those.

Lori said...

It looks like a great show. That first one is pretty amazing! Way more than amazing!!

MamaMonki said...

Incredible! I have a quilt like the bottom one that my great aunt made out of dresses that belonged to her and her sisters and my great grandma. It's one of my favorite things because the pattern is so simple looking, but all the colors from the clothes just pop. I just wish I had taken the time to sit down and find out about every single fabric. I'm sure many of them had a story.

Christine said...

Karen Anne, there is a name for it, I know I've seen it but can't think of it off the top of my head. I'll have to look around and let you know if I come up with it.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, you did see some great quilts!!! I cannot imagine the time that is required to hand applique one of those album quilts. They are glorious when finished, though.

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness, I like the traditional ones, but the parasol-ly one is beautiful!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy K. said...


I never doubted for a minute that you really did go see quilts.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous quilts! thank you for posting the photos we can see them too :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Loved the Quilts,& enjoyed your trip thru Cades Cove, camped there in 1969 had a run in with a Black Bear so I understand the fear factor!!! I'm going to run away to Ky in June if nothing doesn't slip, bend, or break. Is "BIGIFY" THE FIRST NEW WORD FOR 2011!!


Anonymous said...

The pattern for the quilt with the butterflies is by Mary Sorenson. It's called Simple Gifts. Her website is maryappliques.com. She's a great teacher if you ever get a chance to take a class with her.