On May 12, I attended the Festival of Quilts in Portland, Oregon and I am finally getting around to sharing some photos from it. I entered 2 of my quilt into the show.
This quilt, The Eagle, was made for my DS because he is a pilot. Actually, I made 2 of these quilts because I also have another son who is a pilot. Talk about a glutton for punishment! You really can't see it here, but the alternating blocks each have an eagle hand embroidered on them.
Here are some close-up photos of the quilt that show more detail for those who have never seen it before. There are 10 eagles per quilt and I embroidered 20 of them before I started any piecing.
|Close-up of eagle and airplane |
The border words are the call letters that pilots use to identify their airplane's number. I used the book "Word Play Quilts" by Tonya Ricucci for making the letters. I don't think I could have done it without that book.
|Close-up showing how the words around the border were pieced.|
The second quilt that I entered in the show was "Baskets of Blue" which you can see in the center of my header picture.
So, now, on to some of the many gorgeous quilts in the show!
This is a T-shirt quilt that I just loved! The T-shirts are from various national parks and I love the animal pictures on them.
I tried to get pictures of all the tags on each quilt, but unfortunately, a lot of those were blurry so I didn't include the attribution.
See how the hexes have been fussy cut? All of them in the middle row of each block are like that!!
|Multnomah Falls, OR|
Kind of blurry, but it was so bright it's almost like it is lit up!
This is an antique pickle dish quilt made in 1870 that I just loved!
Of course, there were lots more and I didn't have time to take pictures of all of them, but this gives you an idea!