Friday, June 10, 2011

Show Quilts II

Yesterday afternoon I dropped my daughter off at a hotel in Northwest DC where she will receive an orientation today and be off to Japan at 6AM on Saturday. Sigh…why do they have to leave!?! I want her to be independent and I want her to leave. I’m tired of her stuff lying around and lights on in the middle of the night. But I can’t help worrying about her. This is where quilt therapy comes to the rescue.

I’m working on a couple of projects – the hexies and Triangle quilt with the calicos. The hexies would be boring to show again and I’m not ready to share the Triangle blocks so here are some more show quilts. Yes, I will milk this for as long as I can! ; o )


Tana’s quilt has an antique feel. Love the bold stars and fabrics.

This one has a lot of movement-

Don’t see too many pineapples-

Lina has appliquéd these beautiful flowers to linen and hand quilted it with YLI jean thread. A lot of show attendees lingered over this quilt. The pattern, designed by Kim McLean, can be ordered at Glorious Color. She contributed to the Glorious Applique blog while making this quilt. Lina also posted through flickr.

Ann is a pattern designer and Bloomers is one of her designs – so sweet. Love the scalloped border. I just noticed last night that Ann designed the cover quilt for the most recent (July/August 2011) issue of McCall’s Quilting. Another charming design – Congratulations, Ann! Her website is Gingham Girls

Jo designed this quilt on Electric Quilt for a contest by QuiltMaker magazine. It won!
Congratulations, Jo!


  1. Lovely quilts, so many hours of work!
    Our kids have to find their own way, Remember when you were that age?

  2. Thanks for the eye candy this morning! So many gorgeous quilts--I could comment on each one, but I will just say that the pineapple quilt made me more determined than ever to make one--someday! : )

  3. I agree about quilt therapy. My son went to Denmark for a year after high school graduation. I loved his host family but it was hard having him so far away. I imagine I would be worse if it was japan right now. Hang in there!!

  4. Quilt Therapy is a good thing...I can understand and feel every word you wrote about the little dears...
    Enjoying the quilt show photos!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Lina's quilt is gorgeous and isn't it curious how it looks from a distance as opposed to up close . . . the fabrics used really mellow a bit and blend beautifully when one steps back to see the whole piece.

    thank you for sharing.

    just got my daughter back after almost two years in Honduras. it was HARD but she needed to do it and i did get through it . . . what i found interesting was that she seemed to have no idea at all as to why i would be so worried . . . after all, "i'm an adult" she said over and over again. sigh.


  6. What a marvelous show. Thank you for sharing some of its treasures with us. I especially enjoyed Lina's quilt and the pineapple beauty but they are all wonderful. I hope your daughter's journey to Japan goes smoothly. My mom tells me parents never stop worrying about their kids--even when they're in their thirties like me!

  7. Beautifull blog !!! and love you're brown and blue quilt as well as the colourfull ones

  8. great show photos - thanks!
    I really like the pineapple and it's so unusual!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing the show. So much great inspiration.

  10. I have really enjoyed catcing up with your blog again Maureen!! It hasn't been coming up on my google reader, so I have now added it manually to my subscriptions list! Hopefully I can keep up with your beautiful blog in a more timely fashion!!! Thankyou for sharing all those beautiful quilts from the Show, they are magnificent pieces of work!!!!

  11. Thanks for sharing from the show :) And thanks for including the info cards!