This is Judy's Christmas quilt. The center tree applique is from a pattern and the smaller appliques she found at copyright free sites online but the setting is hers. All that piecing! She was very ambitious and also had me quilt two matching pillow shams and two matching window treatments. She will have a very Christmassy bedroom this year!
She was very specific as to what kind of quilting she wanted me to do. She wanted heavy quilting; lots of background quilting and detail.
I will be the speaker for my guild, Prairie Quilt Guild this September and will be doing a workshop on machine trapunto. I had to come up with a project for the class and this is what I ended up with. It's really a technique class, not a class to produce a finished masterpiece but I had to make the sample look presentable.
A few weeks ago I drove down to Oklahoma City for the Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild Show. It was a good show with lots of quilts and vendors. They have a great location; a huge building at the OK State Fairgrounds.
I took pictures of some of the quilts that caught my eye.
This is Night Blooms by Linda Rinehard and it won Best of Show. It's made from a Pearl Pereira pattern and she quilted it herself on a longarm.
Here's another pretty applique quilt with a black background. I'm always attracted to them because the colors show up so well but I don't enjoy quilting on a black background! This is Springtime Roses by Frieda Grischkowsky, quilted by Marilyn Karper.
Charlotte Hickman had several quilts in the show. Thread Painted Tulips won a special NQA award from the two NQA certified judges.
The texture in Fly Away Butterflies is amazing. Just look at the close up of the tree bark.
This is Marilyn Karper's Amazon Star. It was so big that I couldn't get all of it in the picture!
I really like this small quilt, We Got Cow... by Alice Kellogg. Oklahomans do know a thing or two about tornados!
This is Bertie's Whole Year by Jeri-Alynn McGee with no information about the pattern. That is one criticism I have about the show, I do think it is important to identify the pattern designers on the hang tags.
I like her use of plaids in this quilt. Blogger would only let me load this sideways for some reason.
This is another quilt by Jeri-Alynn McGee called Wonderland by Night and it is wonderful! I think this is an original design.
So now I am all caught up.