Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wine Country Quilt Show: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Wine Country Quilt Show, featuring more gorgeous quilts. As you walk through this virtual quilt show, keep watch for quilts with very interesting borders or settings with make them really unique. Which one is your favorite, and why?  We love to read all your comments !

Jazzy Jewels by Helen Anderson

Here's a beautiful rainbow quilt, whose curve pieced blocks are juxtaposed with narrow geometric square sashing to provide an intriguing "window pane"effect. We think that the outer border of tiny windows really gives this quilt a very cohesive, sophisticated look. Helen notes, " A delightful progression of bright jewel tone fabrics. Such fun to make." The Jazzy Jewels pattern is by Cara Gulati at Doodle Press.

Plethora of Pansies by Bonnie Engel

Bonnie Engel writes,  "The pattern is Garden Twist from In the Beginning Fabrics. I machine pieced this and had Sharon Graves of Antioch machine quilt it with a wonderful pansy pattern."   We've always enjoyed snowball design blocks and the lovely fabric selection and matching ribbon border give this quilt an heirloom vintage look. The Garden Twist Book is by Sharon Yenter and the pattern detail can be seen at In The Beginning Fabrics.

 Wendell's Friends by Judy Kubilus

If you've ever owned a "crazy cat" with a zany personality like the appliqued ones here, then you've probably lived with one of Wendell's friends.  Quilter Judy Kubilus says, "When I saw this quilt [pattern by Nancy Barrett] on a shop wall, I knew I wanted to make it."  We think it turned out to be adorable, with a two lively borders which really give this quilt an extra burst of energy.

Yellow Cake Mix by Louisa Otis

We loved the cute border of sunflowers which dance around two sides of this quilt. Louisa Otis writes, "This quilt contains 59 Cake Stand blocks, 20 of which were made by fellow members of the Petaluma Quilt Guild. Thank you to my friends at P.Q.G. ! The pattern, "Golden Harvest", appeared in Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine in September/ October 2001." (Note:  A Cake Stand block pattern can be seen at Jinny Beyer's Design Board.) This quilt shows off the excellent workmanship of Louisa and her colleagues.

Orange Sherbet by Pam Larcher

Tangerine and lime green make such an eye-catching combination of warm and cool hues in this quilt. Interesting visual appeal is created by the narrow horizontal flange strips which provide a refreshing three dimensional detail.  Pam Larcher writes, "These are colors which I would normally never choose, but I had brought them from Pincushion [Boutique] as a Sweet Treat.  I made the quilt while on retreat at Walker Creek Ranch with Hen House Girlfriends." 

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite is Wendell's Friends. I am a cat lover for sure! This quilt is cheerful and fun!


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