Monday, October 28, 2013

Piecemakers Quilt Show


I attended the Fall Quilt Show of  the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Central Wisconsin on Friday.


So I'll share some of the pictures I took.


This quilt was dazzling.  I have seen this made up before (I think it's Millie's Garden by Piece of Cake) but this quilt was just amazing. 

Be sure you take the time to read the quilter's comments below.


This is a picture of her with another dazzling quilt.


The reason I was so amazed by this quilt was because of the hand quilting.


It just takes my breath away that anyone would take the time to make such an heirloom.




GASP!
 





This quilt didn't photograph well.  The moths, dragonflies, etc. just seemed to "pop" on the surface of this quilt.



I know we've all seen this Christmas quilt before in advertisements but this is the first time I have seen one in person.  It is so delightful.  It has a lot of 3-D dimension on the blocks.


This was my favorite  block.  The snowmen are puffy.  The colors are so bright.  I neglected to take a picture of the maker's info.



I love the movement and colors in this sweet quilt.
 


What's not to like about this quilt.  It has stars, it has high-contrast, and it's done it colors I like.


I particularly like the way the border was done.  Very clever and appealing to the eye.



I have to say. . . this was my favorite quilt.  This is the quilt I would have choses to take home with me if that had been and option.


It's just a hst Lemoyne star done in repros but it is so uniform and clean looking.  I love it!


It just proves to me once again that complexity doesn't make things better. 
The simple blocks, done well, are tops in my opinion. (pun intended)~


Hope you enjoyed the show.
R

Monday, October 14, 2013



My quilty posts are few and far between.  We saw another quilt block on a building in Athens Wisconsin.  Don't you love the little 4-H clover in the middle?  This is probably a building used for their county fair.  It sure is a bold block.



Fall is here in all it's splendor.  Frost on the grass this morning tells me all the leaves will be falling soon. 

One of my favorite poems for fall is by an Hoosier (Indiana) poet named James Witcomb Riley called "When the Frost is on the punkin".  You can read the whole poem here but be sure and read it out loud so you can hear the music of words spoken in an old dialect.  Too Fun!

R