Saturday, July 17, 2010

Boise Basin Quilters Show Part One

The BBQ show is in June now. Has been for the last couple of years so the shows really pile up in early summer. It used to be in the fall which I liked better because so many of the quilts were in fall colours and the vendors had tons of fall and Christmas things. Hmmm, doesn't seem right to be complaining about a quilt show now does it? So I will stop. I took lots of pictures so we will spend a few posts at the show. The pics are not in any particular order. This is a very simple quilt but I really liked the colours.
You are going to think I did something either really wrong or really fancy with my camera when you look at this picture. But it is really just a close up of a quilt you will see in a sec. I love the scrappy chaotic way this was done.
Suitable for any old scrap don't you think? I envision just making piles of colurs and going for it. I wonder if it is on a foundation? What do you think?
See, here is the whole thing. Really striking.
I am always a sucker for this pattern. I have made it several times and probably will again. It always looks so different depending on the colour palette chosen.
And always a sucker for stars, too.
The fabrics in this one were really unusual.
African I am thinking.
Here is a look at the whole thing.
Lots of precision sewing and cutting here. Not something I would want to do but it sure looks great. Look at how those tips meet.
Here's a little more of it.
Oh, and the whole thing. The play of colour through it is fantastic.
I have this pattern. I have never made it and I sure would have never chosen these fabrics. But it looks great. I think I will pull out that stash of modern big prints I have been sort of collecting and the pattern and see what I can do.
Don't you just love it? Brown background. Who would have thought of that? Well, obviously, this quilter. Not me.
Really cool, huh?
Guess you want to see the whole thing. Here you go.
When I go to a show I like to visit all the vendors first and see what they have, then the quilts, then go back and shop the vendors. I usually enter and go to the left because most people go to the right and that way I am kind of out of synch with the crowd. I started this show in the second row in on the left and the most phenomenal quilts were in that row. The rest of the show just couldn't hold a candle to that first row. It would have been better if I had started from the right and seen this row last.
This quilt was in the same row. I love black and white and brights.
This is such a cool take on a quilt that usually would be done in traditional colours. I just love it.
Don't you? More to come in a few days.

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