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last week's quilt show in Fort Worth area   Show and Tell

Started Aug-26 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1529 views.

Last week we had our 1st area quilt show since the lockdown canceled the Dallas show in 2020 3 days before the show (boohoo).  Anyway it was a smallish show put on by 3 of the guilds in the Fort Worth area.  I did have a very nice conversation with a lady who won a 1st place ribbon on a prepared edge machine applique, talking about how she did the quilting around the applique.  And I noticed several quilts using dresden fans that really appealed to me - there might be one in my future (after DD's llamas).  Thought I'd share a few pics.

of course I love the colors on this one, liked the idea of the dresden in one color.  You could arrange the circles in a color wheel kind of pattern (Judy?)

the little dreden fan inserted in this made an interesting secondary pattern.

I thought the mix of piecing and circle applique was interesting on this one

This one really "got" me.  the quilting really added to the piecing, but almost made my eyes jump around.

I am still trying to figure out how exactly this was pieced - I know it was probably pieced then cut apart, but the math makes my head hurt.  The piecing was very impressive and precise.

I bought a couple of notions that had been on my shopping list and also a puzzle of a quilt shop to do when DD is home next.  DH went with me and we both enjoyed getting out.  I wish there had been a few more vendors but we're planning a shop hop weekend when the weather cools off - I can get my shopping fix then.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-26

Why do you insist on tempting me with interesting quilt ideas? I'm too old and cranky to tackle something like that gorgeous Dresden Plate monster.

Really, Dee, I am too old ...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-26

judyinohio said:

Really, Dee, I am too old ...

Old is always 10 years beyond your current age.  :-)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-26

That's exactly  what my kidney specialist told me last week!

I've been in kidney failure for nine years now but "steady as she goes" (to use pirate talk) and my status is unchanged .... not any worse than I was the first time I visited his office. I joked that I'm actually getting elderly now that I am eighty and he said, "No, you are not elderly yet .. you won't be elderly until you are ninety". I told him that he'll say anything to flatter a woman and he grinned.

I hate to think of what my bones in my hands and wrists will feel like when I am ninety. disappointed

I wasn't temping you, well not exactly.  More thinking out loud - or on the monitor.  Since color wheels are always such a topic of discussion.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-26

Well, you darling rascal, you sent me looking for trouble and I found it. Etsy.com is a fine place for creative people who like to impulse shop.

This is not exactly a color wheel (more like a semicircle) and it's not exactly a Dresden plate and it's quite small (21" x 16").  It should be manageable.

Some of those yellow fabrics look mighty sheer.

If it needs handpiecing, I'll send it to Pirate.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-26

judyinohio said:

This is not exactly a color wheel

WOWSERS!!!    That semi-circle is *awesome*.   I can see it in a lot of different colorways,  monochromatic being the first to hit me.   Or analogous.

That actually wouldn't be a tough pattern to EPP either.  The lozenge is a common shape and you can make it any size.     Or combine two of them for a full circle.  :-)  


And you're right ... the yellows they chose do seem a tad on the thin side.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-26

THIS one.  Oh my gosh, *this* one made my eyeballs go crazy.   I don't think I could make this pattern, much less have it in my house.  (although .. hmmm ... it might be suitable to give to someone you wanted to feel a little ... uneasy.  heh heh heh)

It was great that you also posted a close-up of the piecing.  That really is some precision work.

They are probably ALL on the thin side - it just shows more with the yellow.  

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Aug-26

wow...that is a stunner...

I'd do it EPP...yup!!

And I would be lining the color part with white instead of letting that dark blue shadow thru...

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