Monday, September 29, 2014

More Fun at the Fair

As promised, I'd like to share a few more favorites from the New Mexico State Fair. If you missed my original post, check it out to see more quilts.

I'm a sucker for classics like hand quilting and needle turned appliqué. Aren't these poppies divine?

While I appreciate beautiful handwork, I also greatly admire talent exhibited through machine quilting such as this. The use of two thread colors and multiple free-motion designs was very successful in this piece by Holly

While I embrace the modern aesthetic, there's something happy and comforting about this whimsical, adorable quilt. It exudes cheer with pastel hues, flowers, birds, bows, and ric rac embellishment.

I found the computer-printed windows and signs, as well and the texture from quilting, particularly endearing.

I love the effect ombre fabrics and altered scale give this quilt made by a couple of my coworkers at Quilts Ole, Laura Krausmann and Patti Lueker.

Patti enhanced Laura's precise piecing with unique free-motion designs for each border.

Marlies Sichler also used ombre fabrics to great effect in this southwestern wall-hanging.

I like puzzling out how traditional blocks are constructed, but I suspect this one has unavoidable y-seams. Yipes!

Crown Royal quilts have an enduring legacy at the fair. This is, by far, the most lovely one I've seen.

My dear friend, Jeannie Hurt, creates the most beautiful flowers to accompany her sewn projects. In this case, it's a lunch box cover.

While not a quilt, I got a kick out of this The Very Hungry Catepillar costume.

Awwww! How cute are these kitties?

The vibrant batiks and fresh twist on a classic pattern call attention to this elegantly quilted treasure.

Thanks for coming by, and I hope you enjoyed the virtual show.

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  1. I'm glad you got a better look at the quilts and things! The second quilt is by She also had a Wicked/witch panel that got third place, but I missed it too.

  2. Oh, I really like the ombre southwestern quilt - it just glows!

  3. Thanks for sharing your photos. Loved the show.

  4. I did enjoy this virtual show, and especially love the diminishing HST quilt by your co-workers. Beautiful! Thanks for taking the photos and for taking the time to post them for us.


  5. What beautiful pictures of the show, thank you so much for sharing them with us.