This next one was so beautifully hand quilted it took my breath away.
And the needle turn appliqué was perfection. This one was the show-stopper for me.
I appreciate the talent it takes to make an art quilt, but it has never really been a thing for me. I prefer the traditional style of quilting. Yet, even I have to admit that these next two are just freaking amazing.
As for my personal tastes, I like the following the most. I can't help it. I like the simpler traditional quilts.
This one proved you can make a beautiful quilt with very simple quilting.
Again, more simple quilting in the next one.
The riot of color here makes this look complicated but it is really a simple design.
This next one borders on insane only because of the tiny scale of the pieces.
A simple nine patch will win me over every time.
But if I could only pick one to take home with me it would have been this one. I love it so much I'm adding it to my to-do list.
The maker did a block exchange and then tied it all together. I think I'll try doing the same.
I came home inspired to get all my unfinished tops quilted so I can start on new projects. I set up an assembly line to machine quilt all the small quilts I have had hanging on the design wall. I even tried setting up my antique hand-quilting frame to work on a larger quilt, but the darn thing is too big for any of the small rooms in this house. It is a little too hot now days to work with a hoop in my lap so that one will have to keep waiting.