When I walked into the Georgia Quilt Show I was greeted with this wonderful installation of modern quilt whimsy. They had made door ways from little quilted squares of fabric; this one was my favorite:
All of the pictures I’m posting are obviously ones that I chose for some special reason. I love this one below, because it makes me feel empowered. It makes me feel that all women should feel empowered and free. That we all have wings and should be our true selves and fly! Amazing what a quilt can do!
Circles. I love them in quilting. I love the shapes and I love the quilting. I also like the color combination. It’s a different palette than what is out there right now….I like different.
Okay, this one I just love because it’s just kind of cool. There are so many different textures and things going on in this quilt. The difficulty level is obviously at the intense level, there are so many little details. Love it.
This little postage stamp quilt is just adorable. I loved the blue star that just pops right out as well as all of the other little hidden details that need to be hunted out!
This is so different from all the others. It was huge in person, had to be five feet long or so! The detail in the piecing and the quilting is just crazy! The colors are gorgeous and the flowers are precious. This one is definitely one of my favorites.
Totally different from the one above, isn’t it? I know, I can’t help it, I have totally eclectic taste. I love the simplicity of the color value and striping.
From, super modern to a traditional throw back. I just love this little mini below! The bright colors, and the dimple designs are inspiring. I love the row of orange flying geese in the middle.
I like this quilt below because of the color transition that occurs from top to bottom. The combination of the cool and warm tones makes it such an interesting piece. The curvy lines and the ovals that look like leaves give it an organic feel.
I do love a mosaic and this one is so sunny and cheerful, just couldn’t resist it. I love that she chose light aqua blue tones to compliment the deeper reds and yellows. Such a pretty piece.
I liked this little one, just because I’m in love with low volume. I love the low volume background with the contrast of the wonky X’s. It’s just such a nice, modern look.
I must have a thing for sunny pieces. But, I love this one not just for the fact that it’s a beautiful medallion but the quilting is just gorgeous, I love the quilting in the center of the medallion the most. Isn’t it just so pretty? That’s what I love about going to these quilt shows, it gives me all sorts of great ideas, it’s a great way to quilt the center and a nice contrast to the structured, modern lines echoing the points.
I like drawn to this last quilt below because I like the blue and white palette. It is always and eye-catching, wining combination. It just draws the observer in and says, “come look at me”. When you do come closer and look more intently the quilting takes center stage. I’m not sure if I love it or if I’m not digging it. I’m kind of torn. The quilting is gorgeous, no doubt about it. The feathers and swirls are lovely, I’m just not sure if I love the traditional quilting in combination with the modern look of the top. What do you think? Love it?
Well, that’s it for my visit to the quilt show. I came away with a lot of ideas and inspiration as well as a healthy amount of awe and respect for the work of all the amazing work being presented out there. I am constantly amazed by the talent and the creativity on display. Quilting is growing and expanding by leaps and bounds, there is always something new to see and always someone doing something unique!
There are definitely some talented people out there sewing awesomeness!