Finally! My take on the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. With nearly 1200 quilts you can only photograph a sampling. I know that there are already many other photo collections of the day out there, so I hope I have a few you haven't seen yet. Today's post will be about the quilts from my sister, mom and me.
Above is Cheryl's Alphabet quilt made with the Promise Stitch method. I didn't get a chance for her to show me how it's done and with a little searching online I found a few references, but no actual technique instructions. It's also sometimes called a double stitch method and is always done by hand. This one has no machine sewing at all. I didn't catch it very well, but see that little scalloped border at the bottom? Cheryl measured the quilt after it was all done and realized it was a tiny bit too small for the show's specifications so she added the border on after the fact. It's a great addition! Those little circles on it are buttons.
Mom and Cheryl in front of the Stitchin' Post employee challenge quilts. I love that basket one especially and will have a closer photo of it tomorrow.
Cheryl's cat quilt. Each kitty is embroidered with the name of a cat she's had over the years.
Charlie and Cricket were the two we had when we were growing up.
I just love the label!
A Few of My Favorite Things was a sponsor quilt in one of the local restaurants. They requested a blue and yellow quilt!
Mom entered one of her beautifully appliqued quilts. This one has a different wildflower for each month of the year.
And here's Double Nine. Neither of my sale quilts sold, but I'm going to try again at my guild show in a couple of weeks. Next time I'll show you more quilts and the quilt block contest. Don't forget to enter my 3rd blogiversary contest. See the Summertime post for all the details!