Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quilt Fiesta - Traditional Quilts

Welcome to my showcase of traditional quilts from the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild's Quilt Fiesta.

Teri French does beautiful appliqué work, and Eight Ladies Leaping is no exception. She describes her piece, "The pieced block is called "Flying Saucer". I wanted a block with as much movement as the ladies, then kept adding all things ballerina."

The Psycho Quilt, a masterpiece of hand appliqué, embroidery and quilting, was also created by Teri French.

It looks even more impressive up close. The Psycho Quilt was inspired in part by Zentangles and based on Ricky Tims' Rhapsody Quilts.

Carla Benne created a splendid appliquéd quilt using Karen Kay Buckley's Fiesta Mexico pattern.

Lotusland is described by NNMQG President Cindy Barfield as, "A block of the month from Santa Fe Quilting. Love the colors; love the blue! Really entered this for Allen Winchester (shop owner at Santa Fe Quilting)."

You are going to want to see the zoom-in. What a nice variety of free-motion designs!

Illumination by Deanna McQuillan and quilted by Nicole Dunn makes excellent use of Jason Yenter's Avalon collection. The pattern is from "Quilts of Avalon".

There's no lack of fussy cutting here.

I missed catching the information on this one, but it's such fun, I can't resist sharing.

 My Trip Through the Garden of Whimsy by Barbara Bogart was created using a Piece O' Cake pattern called My Whimsical Quilt Garden.

 Bird Watching was pieced by Kay Eccleston and quilted by Lynne Horpendahl.


I Spy ABC by Beverly Weiler is, "A reversible children's quilt using the "quilt as you go" method. Dedicated to my niece Jenniger who's creativity inspires us all."

Sally Williams calls Wunderkammer #1, "A cabinet of curiosity. Inspired by the Hall of Enlightenment at the British Museum."

Lorna Turns Red, which was pieced by Mary Mattimoe and quilted by Kathryn Fuller, is a pattern called Lorna Dune by Corienne Kramer from Kaffe Fassett's book "Quilt Grandeur".

The bright prints add to the overall fun.

Thanks for joining me on this little field trip. Which quilt is your favorite?

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  1. Wow, those Escher-esque ducks are something else!

    1. Yes, they keep playing tricks with my eyes. I go from looking at the shape of the background to bringing the duck into focus, and back again.

  2. Wow we love all this quilt :-) Its a great handmade and work behind :-)

    Happy Halloween from Maria & Tina, Denmark

    1. Happy Halloween to you too, Maria and Tina! I'm not sure what my son is going to dress as, since my daughter seems to have taken claim to his pirate costume. I'm glad you enjoyed the quilts, and thanks for visiting from Denmark.

  3. I love the peek-a-boo cats. Cute!

    1. Yes, it really makes the quilt, I think. It would be fun to incorporate peeking animals into other traditional pieced quilts. I do like that they are eyeing the birds.

  4. Think I love the ducks the best. They are made using a technique called tessellations. Jinny Beyer did a bunch of patterns using this interlocking pieces method. Love the play of light in the Jason Yenter fabric quilt too.

    1. I wouldn't have guessed that a duck quilt would capture my attention, but this one is very interesting.I appreciate the Jason Yenter quilt because I know how difficult it is to use such intricate, bright prints without the piecing being lost in the business of the fabrics.

  5. I love strolls through quilt shows--so thank you very much for this one! I'm heading off to read your other posts about this show. It looks like a satisfying experience.


  6. Beautiful quilts. I stumbled across them on a search for Lynne Horpendahl. Did she live in Wauwatosa Wisconsin?