Thursday, October 29, 2009

Houston - Part II

You want to see quilts!???.... :)

I've not posted any of the winning quilts.  You can see them on the festival quilt site.

These amazing quilts are the ones that weren't good enough or in non-juried collections.  And they were all stunning.  The caliber of quilts was amazing.  It was quite inspiring (and maybe a little intimidating... :)

This was from the antique quilts collection.  Aren't the colours amazing.

This was a fabulous hexagon quilt also from the antique quilts collection.

I think this one was either the antique collection or the texas guilds collection.  (Sadly, it blurred together a little in my mind)  This is actually one of the blocks my guild is doing for this year's charity quilts.

I just love all the things you can do with a simple log cabin.

The applique on this one was pretty spectacular.  This is one a couple members of my guild would love.

And look!  Dear Jane!  I really loved how this one was quilted.  Instead of making the outer triangles, she quilted them in!

This was from the Canadian quilts.  Touques!

This quilt was just stunning in the clarity of colours.

I'm not sure if there is anything you can say about this one, except wow!

I like the swirly lines of this one.  Plus how even though this was constructed from mostly solids there is a lot of movement in colour.

I'm a sucker for curves and swirls.  Plus I love how 3D it looks.  As soon as we saw this one, my friend said that this was a me quilt.  And she's entirely right.

Pink and white. :)  This was from the collection of Hawaiian quilts that were made by Japanese women.  This one was to remember their wedding which took place on one of the islands.

I love the simplicity of this one.  This quilt was inspired by the Shakers.

Isn't this one stunning.


karenfae said...

all of the quilts are just so wonderful aren't they!

Lee said...

absolutely stunning all of them can't imagine being a judge

Janet said...

WOW! WOW! I hardly know what to say - they're marvelous! Thanks!

Yvette said...

Thank you for sharing. One day I am going there!