Sunday, July 25, 2010

Boise Basin Quilters Show Part Two

Remember that African fabric quilt from last post? I forgot this one pic of it. I really like the curvy wavy border. Well, I like it on this quilt. I definitely do not like it when one of my quilts comes out like this NOT ON PURPOSE! Every once in a while no matter what I do this seems to happen. Then I start over compensating and have other issues until somehow it works itself out. Over thinking it I guess. Anyway, on with the show. I have seen this quilt in a McCall's magazine. I actuallly bought the magazine because I love this quilt. The blue looks like a night sky. I want to make it but I just have to figure out what small print in not blue I would want to use.
Here are a couple more pics of it.
And a close up. I love the scattered look.
Now here is something you would not think I would take pictures of. Really abstract, solid colours, etc. The anti me.
And in another colour way. It's always interesting to see what other people are doing.
Here's another pastel-ly one. I love the big flowers.
And I love, love, love this one. This is a Buggy Barn I think. Never would have thought of doing it in black and white. And the yellow really sets it off. I think of their stuff as primitive because their fabrics are always primitive. And of course primitive is my all time favourite.
I have a couple of close ups of the blocks.
Here is another I don't know why I have. I do like the swags in the border. Maybe that is why.
This one is cute, cute, cute.
I love the road sashing. Here a couple of the pieces of equipment. Bulldozer.
Cement truck.
They had a whole road of star quilts. Here are a couple.
They are out of such different fabrics.
Oh, here is another really cute one. My grandkids are too big for this kind of thing these days. This is a raffle quilt.
Look how cute. Love the black sheep.
I like the bottom, too. Don't you like the star border plus the log cabins and even the triangles. A row by row even for the borders. Cool idea.
Another of the circle quilts. I think I alreay took a picture of one with the yo yo center. But I don't think that one had the buttons in the middle of the yo yos. I really like it this way. Interesting how a pattern morphs through the years as different people make it.
I don't usually go for thirties fabrics but this one appealed to me because the stars are all the same fabric and I wanted to remember that. I don't recall seeing a start done this way before.
I debated rotating this one but no matter how I tried it still didn't come out right side up. It's a cute way to deal with pre printed squares. I buy these panels periodically because I love the artwork and then can never think of what to do with them and this looks really nice. I especially like the borders framing the pictures and the occasional other block.
This one is from the featured quilters. A mother daughter duo. The daughter does all the applique and the mother does the quilting. This is such happy colours!
And I think I took this one because I loved the colours and the use of the larger prints. Remember I have been collecting some larger modern prints and keep looking for a way to use them.
I have seen this before but this is an especially nice one. It was actually in a booth and I was talking to the maker about having to drink all that Crown Royal. She told me her secret in how to obtain all of them. Talk about fussy cutting! Isn't it a riot?
This was in a booth, too. I think the pattern is from Two Peas in a Pod. I like the rick rack stems. I know rick rack is really popular right now and this is a cute way to use it.
And another from the booths. This is Polly Minnick I think. I love the colours, of course, and the house. Would go nicely in the flag room, now wouldn't it?
I don't know anyone who uses a garment bag for traveling any more. Everyone travels with the roller bags. And 99% of them are black including mine. When I am waiting for my bag the black ones just keep rolling by. How come mine is always one of the last ones? Maybe they are still used for storing out of season things? Anyway, isn't this cute? I love the way the fabric is used.
You remember, don't you that the Boise show always hangs "ambiance" quilts up around the perimeter of the room near the ceiling. Here are a couple I liked. They are always hard to take pictures of but I did try. I like this red, white, and blue one.
I'm not sure why I have this one. That's what happens when it is a month between the taking of and the posting of the pics!
And the last. Hope you enjoyed the quilts. Next week is the Kuna show and Mr THQ is still working on processing all the pics from our Oregon (and Sisters!) trip. So there are still lots of quilts to come. Tomorrow is our 41st anniversary. Hard to believe. But there it is. Amazing how fast time goes by, don't you think?


  1. Show time in Florida is in the winter, so I enjoy seeing quilt show pictures on the blogs during the summer. I like that star quilt very much that is way up high.

  2. Gorgeous quilts. My boys would go crazy for the farm quilts. Love the details. Thanks for sharing the photos.