The talent in this show is unbelievable. Of course some of the quilting makes me want to throw my machine out the window and wonder why I ever thought I could do this as I will NEVER get to that level but I do enjoy marveling at the quilts and their quilted designs.
Quilted designs are my weakest point. There are some quilts that I know exactly what I want but most of the time I scratch my head and wonder what it calls for. There are some of my tops that just ache for custom quilting but I have no idea what to do and I don't always have the budget to pay someone else to do it for me. I always hope that studying designs on other quilts will give me ideas but the ones that come to mind usually involve the one about throwing my machine out the window.
I took lots of pictures and I remembered to charge my battery this time and I even brought an extra memory card. The bad thing? Both of my memory cards hardly have any memory! I deleted a bunch of photos I didn't need any more but that night I went to Big Lots and bought another memory card with tons of memory!
|I love stars and mariner compass styled quilts|
|Close up of the quilting. I would never look at this quilt and think this is what it needs but it's perfect!|
See what I mean about wanting to throw my machine out the window???
|Look at the quilting in the basket even! How wonderful is that?|
|It's a little blurry but the alphabet is quilted into the border|
|LOVE this quilt. I wish I could have gotten a better picture but the area was crowded so it was impossible to move around without getting in someone's way and vice versa.|
|Outer border of the sheep quilt. I love how the alphabet was carried into the border with beads and buttons.|
|This is a panel that was quilted by a 12 yo. She did a better job than I could ever think about doing. |
Hmmm, where's that machine?
|This wouldn't take long - I should have it done by Sunday night, right?|
The quilts that really intimidated me were the ones that were quilted on a tabletop machine and not a longarm. Yes, I know it takes practice and years of it but even with years of practice I doubt very much I could ever get to this level. Honestly, I looked like a Martian as I left the show because I was green with envy!
Stay tuned for more pictures!