9/29/15

Northwest Quilting Expo: Day 4

This is the next installment of quilts from the Northwest Quilting Expo. I believe I have quilts for one more day of these. Here are today's quilts:



I loved the color in this next quilt. The fabrics all appear to be hand-dyed.




This next quilt is noted as being an original pattern, but I happen to know that some of the blocks were taken from Deborah Henninger's book by the same name. It was a little surprising that there was no nod to the book's author. Possibly there was on the original submission, and it simply wasn't included in the typed description accompanying the quilt at the show.


I like how the quiltmaker set the "sign" blocks in train cars. I've seen a similar quilt in another show, and it inspired me to make a quilt from the book.


Here's a quilt from the Stitches in Bloom quilt show in 2012 that is from the book. This quilt is called "Ridin' the Rails".


So...I'm curious about the "original" pattern notation on the quilt from this show, but since I haven't spoken to the quilt maker, there may be more here than meets the eye. In any case, I've made some of these same blocks, including this loaf of bread:


And this one called "Bad Tempered Man".


This next quilt was really gorgeous. I'd like to be involved in a project like this someday.



Oh wow! Who made this quilt? It was almost dead center in the middle of the quilts on display. I took this picture and then stood for a few minutes while I posted it to Facebook. It gave me a chance to surreptitiously observe people as they looked at it. These two women looked for quilt a while. Then, another woman came up and read the label, turned to her friends and exclaimed, "It's a block of the month!" I was curious what she meant. Did she mean who in their right mind would hand embroider a block each month? Or, I could make this too! Or, something else entirely. Anyway...it gave me a chuckle. It's so much fun to see one's own quilt in a show, and I was in very good company here.


Here's a new take on denim.




Of course, this one caught my eye.




I thought this might be the Broadway Bridge in Portland, but it isn't. A simple concept for a stunning quilt.







Who can't relate to this?



That's it for today. One more day, and then you can sit down and rub your aching feet.

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

works4me said...

Wow, another fabulous batch. I love the first one - Leningrad. The detail in some of these quilts is astounding.

I wish there was a closer view of the "block of the month" quilt. ;)

I'm looking forward to the next installment of the show photos. Almost as good as being there. Thank you for saving my aching feet and back.

beaquilter said...

another fun set, how fun to see people look at your quilt! I had that happen once too where I got a ribbon and a vendor right next to it, said something about it too- can't remember what it was, but it was all good :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wow, all just lovely - thanks for the close up on the quilting. How awesome to see your quilt right there - in the open and very viewable, with others enjoying it. The collaborated piece is truly a piece of art.

gpc said...

I love the railroad quilts -- and yours looks fantastic! What a fun thing that must be, seeing your own on display. :)

Dana Gaffney said...

I think her comment about "it's a block of the month" is excitement that she was going to try to find the pattern because she liked it so much :) Love, love, love the bright animal quilt, is that fabric paints on there?

Claire said...

I too pondered the "original" claim and wondered how it slipped through. Loved Duncan Bridge too. And the sewing machines. It is fun to watch people interact (or not--less fun) with a hanging quilt. Luckily, whenever a quilt owner has fessed up I have been making nice comments.

Kate said...

More fun quilts. Glad that you heard fun comments about your entry.