Thursday, June 28, 2007

So Nyah.

Well, it appears that few if any people read my blog, so I don't care if you are bored with Columbus photos. I still think they are great. So there.

You can hardly tell because it is a bit blurry, but the squares above are made up of a log-cabin like structure. The pieces are really tiny and I see why it got a ribbon.
I liked the colors in this one, and that it is a simple design but still complex. You know?
Lovin' the colors!!
I'm not sure how they did this. But I only have one word to say: wow.
This was done with thread painting. I'm pretty sure that I've seen this showcased in Quilter's Newsletter. It's a lovely effect.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tired of hearing about Columbus yet?

So...I hope you aren't tired of it because I am not tired of rehashing it. Here are some more photos:
This quilt was done by a lady in my quilt guild, Janice Kiser. I remember it from the local quilt guild show. I am pretty sure it got a first place ribbon there.
I thought it was really cool that this one was round.
Lovely colors!
A beautiful old-fashioned log-cabin.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Not out of photos yet...

This one reminded me of sherbert. I liked the soft subtle colors. It was easier to see the design in person.Another exciting use of bold colors!
I really liked the color scheme of this one. Again, I think something is lost in the photograph.
This was a beautiful example of embroidery work and hand quilting. It was obviously very work intensive.
And a close up of the embroidery.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

And...a bit more from Columbus

I liked how this Baltimore Album used such lovely bright colors, and even some batiks. It got a ribbon!
This was a really neat example of fussy cutting. It reminded me of art history class, way back in college. (Yikes! Was it that long ago?) I want to say it seems Persian but I can't rely too heavily of my memory of that class.
You can probably tell that I like tradition with a twist. I loved that this was redwork in black. Also it was really cool that the entire quilt was only two colors.
This one was interesting to me as well because of the two-color scheme. Though it seemed much more subtle in person. I suppose it is true that the camera isn't always kind.
This was created as a celebration for a wedding anniversary. It is such a clever design!

Happy father's day, all you dads out there!

Monday, June 11, 2007

More Columbus basking

I didn't mention yesterday (or maybe I did?) that I tried out 4 different longarm machines at the show. AWESOME. Maybe someday, in my wildly affluent dreams I could buy one. (Err, the cheapest one that I liked was 6k. The one I really wanted was 30k. He. Ya right. The Husband would probably have some kind of coronary event.)

And here are a few more photos! Yeah!

Again, I love the way the colors pop on the black. Though the heart theme gets a little old when you look at it up close. From a distance you can't even tell that every block has hearts in it.

This was the only true redwork quilt I remember seeing. I am not too in to the embroidery thing but I thought it was impressive.

You can hardly even see this one in the picture, but it's embroidered baskets. I liked it because there was a basket themed exhibit and, though I like traditional piecing best, it is one block I just don't really care for. So I liked this one because it was baskets, but different.

Woo-ee is that bright! I like how livley it is.

This one was just an awesome use of brights for me. It has a very traditional overall look with the bang of brighter more modern colors. Though maybe this is what our great-grandmother's quilts looked like before they got loved up.

Enjoy the photos!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Zegi goes to Columbus

Yeeha! I made it to the 2007 NQA Quilt show in Columbus this weekend! I was so jazzed. By Saturday when The Husband and I were getting ready to leave, I was really quiet about it. Turns out, I built it up in my head so much that I was afraid I would be disappointed. But I wasn't! It was awesome.

These are the goodies I bought. I spent all of the birthday money my dad gave me. I also decided it was time to become an official member of NQA, too.

We had hoped to also see LogoAnn while we were there for her graduation, but The Grandparents wanted us to come home for the kiddies. I guess they wore them out. He. Figure that. ;)

I took over a hundred pictures of quilts there. I have to say, though it was really large I rather expected it to be much bigger than it was. Sure it was way bigger than the guild show but it's national, and not I figured it would be overrun.

Highlights...I saw the 100,000 dollar quilt. It really was awesomely beatiful. It is appropriately named Bella but the 100k quilt exhibit did not allow photos so I have no eye-candy for you there. I also saw the Alzheimer's exhibit, which is intended to raise awareness and funds for research. It was really touching but I had to abandon it after I almost started crying. My great-grandmother and my grandmother both suffered from that awful disease, and now The Husband's grandfather is struggling through it. I just had to move away from all that powerful stuff before I started sobbing. It also did not allow photos, so thankfully I don't have anything to cry over now.

Here are a few photos. At first I was trying to take pictures of the quilt followed by a photo of the label so I could state the name and maker here. But I quickly realized I was taking too many photos for my memory card to accomodate with that scheme and I abandoned it.

The weird clear stripe through the picture is actually the crowd-control rope. I liked the use of the taupe in this one.

Unfortunately this one turned out blurry but it was one of my favorites. I love the way the brights pop on the black.
I'm more of a traditional pattern kinda gal but this one was really impressive, and I loved the use of bright color.

I liked the sunflowers on this one. Plus that it was applique but not in the baltimore album kind of way.

More photos another day! I've got tons, so I should be posting more often. Well, as often as life allows, I guess.

And I've already decided I'll have a quilt in the show next year. Then I could photograph me standing with it! That would be awesome.