Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chicago Quilt Show Part 2

I think this first quilt is by Pepper Cory.  At first glance you would think that you would never put those fabrics together in a million years.  But after studying this quilt awhile, it is really great.  She has set that dark green leaf block in kind of a trip around the world setting.  And, the splash of red really makes the quilt.  Then I decided that I needed a photo to see just how she put these fabrics together.  It's a great quilt.  

Beautiful applique'.  The tulips look real.

I like the way these circles appear to spin.

Hop to It!  A pattern by Edyta Sitar.

Another house quilt.  A cabin in the woods.  

The quilting on this one was great.  Each stone on the chimney was outlined and the stitching on the roof makes the shingles look real.  

This quilt was by Donna that I see twice a year at our Shipshewana retreat.  This quilt is made from fabric selvages.  She had another beautiful blue and white quilt in the exhibit.  Somehow I didn't get a photo of it.  

The next two quilts have a lot of beautiful applique'.  

This quilt is just snowball blocks.  The corners were smaller than I normally use, and by alternating light and dark the maker made it look like she had pieced tiny hourglass blocks in between the octagons.  

More beautiful applique' on this quilt.  I love the wheelbarrow with fall flowers in the center.

Cherrywood fabrics were used in this modern quilt.  I took a photo of this to show that it really is ok to break the seal on those packs of beautiful Cherrywood hand dyes that we buy....and to actually cut them and sew them into a quilt!

I like this one because the maker used a Patchwork of the Crosses block as her center medallion.  

More beautiful applique'.  

This quilt was fascinating.  Many hours went into this one, I'm sure.

More beautiful applique'.  

There were so many quilts at the Chicago Quilt show that I wish I had photographed.  I wanted to make sure I had time to see all of the quilts and vendors and still be back on the bus ready to come home when the show ended.  It takes time to take the photos when no one is standing in front of the quilt, so there aren't as many photos as I would have liked.

It was great to see Donna, Char, Valerie from The Quilt Merchant, and Terry and Linda from Back Door at the show.  

You probably want to know if I shopped any of the vendors.  I'll show that next post.  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  


  1. What gorgeous quilts! Thanks again for sharing them. I can't wait to see what loot you came home with.

  2. Lots of inspiration here!
    Sounds like you made time for the vendors. I am curious to see what you brought home! : )

  3. LOVE that group quilt!! On first glance, you can barely see the lines between the sections. So cool!!

  4. Your pictures are fabulous and there are so many interesting quilts. I can see a few that I would love to make (in my spare time)! Can't wait to see what you bought!


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