There has been more progress on this quilt top. I think I'll call it Chicken Strips. What do you think? It makes me smile every time I see it.
My friend Phyllis and I went to Quilt Festival today. We were privileged to visit for a few minutes with this very nice award winner, Sandi Snow from Lutz, Florida. (Don't you love that her t-shirt matches her quilt?!!) The name of her quilt is "Dotting Inside the Box". We were surprised to learn from her that she quilted it on her regular sized domestic sewing machine! She said that she used a rolling ruler to get those circles so perfect.
This is the fortieth (or RUBY) anniversary of Quilt Festival in Houston and there was a magnificent display of red quilts. You know I was happy about that. This one, "Lady at Her Spinning Wheel" by E. Marilyn Fuller was so intriguing to me. Didn't she do a wonderful job of painting a picture with just red and white blocks?
This one, "Canola Fields" by Leah Gravells of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was impressive to me as well. She made it as a quilt-as-you-go using 199.......are you ready for this? - 3/4 inch strips of batik fabric! So pretty.
Here's another good one, "Fireball" by Candace Phelan of Wellington, Florida, using 3,300 - 1 1/8 inch circles. The technique is raw edge applique. My mouth was just hanging open.
This one is "Voldemort" by Robin Williamson of Carrollton, Texas. In the card describing it, she says that she actually enjoyed constructing it of 3/4 inch strips.
This one is "Storm II" by Gabrielle Paquin of Orleans, France. It is her original design representing what happened between earth and sky in a storm. What is impressive about this one is that it is made totally from men's shirting fabric.
We did not even begin to see all the quilts that were there. I'm hopeful I'll get to see more this weekend with Mr. Muddling.
I hope these pictures have inspired you as the real things inspired us! There are so many talented quilters out there, and each one has their own style. Isn't it fun that there are no rules as to how you express yourself in your quilts!
Hugs and love,