Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Empire Quilt Show
All the quilts of the Empire Quilt Show a week and a half ago have been put on their website, so I'm just going to share some of the closeup photos that I took. For my favorite quilt, the one that won Best Pieced, Grandma's Hexagarden by Mary Anne Ciccotelli, I'm going to give you her blog, which has better pictures than I took. I voted for this one for Viewer's Choice. All those tiny folded hexagons are amazing! Also the black background hexagons are folded. For this hexagon junkie, it was a treat to see! My next favorite things in the quilt show weren't quilts at all! They were the handmade Best of Ribbons. They have them on the website, but the closeups don't show much. So, here are some. Click on each photo for a larger version so you can see the beading and embroidery. Best of Show, where you can see the use of the black and white fabrics a bit better. Karen Griska's Firing on all Cylinders in the Pieced category. Below is a portion of the quilt to click on and see larger. She's the Selvage Blog lady and author of Quilts from the Selvage Edge. This one looks a lot like her selvage quilts. This is proof that you should never throw out even the thinnest strip of fabric!