6/24/12

Leftover Images from Ireland: Part Seven (Quilt Show)

When I started today's post, I thought I could get through all the rest of the quilts from the quilt show.  I couldn't.  I still have at least a day's worth of quilts to show you, but my pictures are winding down.  I hope you can stand a few more days of them.

As with yesterday's post, I'll keep the commentary to a minimum, since the quilts need little explanation.  I'll just say that one of my complaints at the show was how poorly lit the quilts were.  If they were lit at all, they were lit in such a way that didn't do justice to their colors.  Often, they were lit in such a way that huge shadows fell across portions of the quilts.  You'll see it in some of the images today, but hopefully, it won't spoil your enjoyment of them.  Many of them were truly beautiful and displayed incredible artistry.  With that said, here goes:

This first one was a part of the international competition.  If I remember correctly, this was Team USA's entry.  It was quilted with metallic thread, and it was very pretty.




This next set of quilts were all miniatures.  None of them were any larger than 12 x 12 inches, so keep that in mind as you consider how tiny the pieces were.  I would love to try to make one of these one day, but I'll have to improve on my cutting accuracy.  Honestly, how do some people find the patience?








The log cabin mini below won the miniature competition.






Now we're back to the full sized quilts.




I loved this little ladybug embellishment on the quilt above.


This next one was one of my favorites for all it's cute little button embellishments.





The next several quilts were part of the yin and yang exhibit.  The idea was to make one quilt, and then make another that was somehow the opposite.  This image was projected on the floor of the hall where the quilts were hung.


For example, this next quilt is a traditionally pieced and appliqued butterfly:


Here is it's "yang" which is more stylistically done.


With beautiful quilting.






Details on the quilt above.



This next one was lying on the floor!  I almost stepped on it!  I can't imagine it got through three days of exhibition without being stepped on many times.  It was beautifully embellished.


Detail:





Detail of the quilt above.


So many people were crowded around this next quilt that it was difficult to get a photograph of it.  It's easy to see why in the detailed images that follow.





That's all I have for today.  I'll have more quilts to show you tomorrow.  Stay tuned if you dare.

11 comments from clever and witty friends:

Brita said...

Thank you for all those fabulous pictures -- both the scenery and those quilts! I've loved traveling with you :-D

Spare Room Quilter said...

Thanks for posting all those pictures! They are gorgeous and I'm feeling very inspired now!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love the last one with the flowers and the mini pink Dresden but the one that I can hardly believe was pieced in this detail is the reddish one withe the swivel ribbons in red/brown backed by the blue/grey. Not my favorite but amazing. I really like the twister one with the spotty background too. So many pretty things!

Junebug613 said...

Wow! All of the quilts were amazing! I have to say as a miniaturist, those mini quilts were fantastic! I've only done one mini quilt and it was a Seminole quilt - very basic and it was a bit of work. I am an amateur quilter for sure! Thanks for sharing again!

WoolenSails said...

Gorgeous quilts and some really nice art pieces in there.

Debbie

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Junebug613, me too, an amateur for certain. These inimitable works of beauty here (and in the last six posts too), simply put, leave me speechless with awe. Kinda like the first time I saw Yosemite Valley, so much magnificence to see at one time leaves me inarticulate.

Barb, many thanks for your time and efforts to bring this travelogue to your faithful readers. You have shown me so much of Ireland's comeliness. There are no words, none, to describe the quilts--wow. Yours deserved to be there too-you have created a genuine work of art.

Dana Gaffney said...

So beautiful, why would anyone display a quilt on the floor without some kind of protection? I hope it survived. Thanks for the finger next to the log cabin I was admiring, it really shows how small those blocks are, amazing.

Snoodles said...

Loving the quilt show! Thanks for showing!

Junebug613 said...

I just remembered (duh) that I actually did 2 miniature quilts - the Seminole quilt, which I gave away to a miniature friend (she's not miniature, but she makes them) and an Irish chain (I think it was a double) which I see every day. I will have to put it on my blog when I get home! So glad you are all here to help me remember things...lol

quiltzyx said...

I hope at least some of those minis were paper-pieced, they were so beautifully done! Wow!!

Crazy that the lotus pond quilt was actually on the FLOOR! Once at the LA County Fair, they hung the Best in Show quilt with TACKS thru' it...and fastened the BiS needlepoint THROUGH the quilt - which was a completely hand-done Baltimore Album quilt by a member of my guild. Thank goodness she was able to get the tack holes out.

Thanks again for sharing all of your pictures with us!

Kate said...

Wow!