Once again I'm pressed for time. This has been a crazy July even though I really tried to make it more easy going. Oh well. This first Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show post is about the quilts I saw in the first half hour that really caught my eye. I tend to gravitate toward color, interesting pictorial quilts, beautiful stitching and anything liberated. There's lots more to come over the next few days. Enjoy!
Circles! I love circles. Been thinking about doing some reverse applique circles some time. Not that these are, I can't remember. I did see some on a quilt that Alex Anderson did- you'll see that later.
Wonderful use of scraps!
This African embroidery is really lovely. I am getting back into embroidery and would love to try some of this.
Owls- these are wonderful. Have you noticed how owls are popping up everywhere? I remember in the 70's my mom collecting owl figurines and making owl stitcheries. They've made a comeback. Chloe* and I went to Powell's on Hawthorne (Portland) yesterday. It's an offshoot of the City of Books. This one has two stores side by side. One has all the regular books and a kid section, the other has the hand craft books and lots of gift items. It's a fun store. Anyway, they had a whole bunch of owl aprons with some of my favorite quilt fabrics and a whole table of owl goodies. Very tempting!
I was in such a rush I didn't even notice that rogue block at the show! Isn't that cool?
This sort of reminds me of my Gee's Bend quilt. This was in the machine quilter's showcase. I would have loved it more if it was hand quilted. See you next time!
* Just a note- Chloe is back from Europe which was why we were in Portland again. She came back with tons of stories, lots of photos and excellent memories. The 4 hour ride home just flew by with all the talking we did!