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As I stated in my first post where I shared from the Washington State Quilters quilt show, I am, for the most part, showing the varied and wonderful techniques that quilters are using to achieve their desired results.
In general, I am attracted by the color used in a quilt design first. This is not the best way to be drawn into a piece, since many quilts are beautiful in many different colorways. But it is what it is.
I love this sunset! It is framed nicely by the branches.
Upon closer inspection, I discovered that the artist used many techniques. One of my favorites is the shiny Angelina fibers. She also covered the piece with tulle which helps to give that sunset appearance. I like the embroidery as well.
Yo-yos are just plain fun and versatile! They are used in crafts of all kinds (to make dolls, flower embellishments and Christmas ornaments just to name a very few). They are seen in many antique coverlets too. I’m showing this coverlet just for my daughter. When she was younger, she made quite a collection of yo-yos, just for the fun of it.
Do you love strip/string piecing? How about creating something whimsical from all of those great blocks, such as a ship in a bottle?
Are you making a sweet child’s quilt? Does it have insects or animals on it? How about creating some dimension in it as this quilter has done? So cute!
Perhaps your quilt could benefit from a bit of hand crochet lace? Or even ready made trim? Or both? And as long as you are adding embellishment, perhaps some flower ornaments and buttons too?
The next quilt is enhanced in so many ways. The border fabric is a wonderful choice! Perhaps the quilter began with the border fabric as her focal fabric. She may have chosen the fabrics for her piecing from the colors she saw in the border fabric.
This quilt went from lovely to spectacular when the maker added trapunto and custom quilting, as well as crystals. Lots of crystals! This quilt has bling! I wish you could see that, but the photo does not show it.
I have never used crystals. For those of you who haven’t used crystals, a vendor assures me that an embellished quilt, or wearable, can be washed.
Jean Shute is the maker of ‘Pink Lady’, a Drunkard’s Path variation (I love the Drunkard’s Path block-it is so versatile!).
I’m not a fan of pink (but a good friend once pointed out to me that a sunset/sunrise is not a sunset/sunrise without it), so what drew me to this quilt?
The machine quilting.
I thought it was two colors of thread. It isn’t. Getting closer, one can see that the quilting is enhanced by Prismacolor pencils. What a beautiful technique!
I have no idea why the camera changed the green background to an off-white. Strange.
Perhaps you like to use panels. I’m not a fan of panels but the last quilt that I’m going to share changes my mind. This quilter enhanced her panel with great quilting, paper-piecing, silhouettes that represented the heritage of the center panel and a border fabric that pulls it all together. Well done.