Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pacific International Quilt Festival Favorites, Part I

Yikes!  I've been slacking on my blog posts!  I have a number of finishes (actually with pictures!!!) to share, two make that THREE new patterns to release, an update on the status of my five little boxes, and a stash update!  These will all be posted over the next couple of days, but to hold you over until then, I thought I'd share some of my favorite quilts from the Pacific Internation Quilt Festival (PQIF) that was at the Santa Clara convention center last weekend.

A big thank you to my wonderful hubby for being my "date" to the show and for taking these pictures!  I know there were SOOOOOOOOOO many things you would have rather been doing. :)

By far, my absolute favorite quilt from the show was quilt #1086: "Natural Wonders," an original design created by Kathy McNeil from Tulalip, WA.

The quilt won first runner up for the entire show and seems to be quite the favorite among my fellow bloggers.

The finished quilt measures only 63" x 60" and was hand appliqued and machine quilted.

Kathy, the artist, describes the quilt as, "All about the simple magic of discovery.  103 different fabrics were hand appliqued together to create the seascape.  For now it exists in my mind, but I expect to find it someday."

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Another quilt that really caught my eye was quilt # 1024: "Pandora," an original design by Vicki David and Terry Breazeale of Santa Rosa, CA.

The quilt is exquisite and the autumn-y fabric choices were fantastic!!

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Another favorite quilt was #1048: "Wedding Birds," and original design by Sue Green of Pioneer, CA, made as a wedding gift for her step-son and his wife.

I love how the lovebirds come together to form a heart in the center and the quilting is so beautiful!

Stay tuned!  More PQIF pictures and all my promised updates are coming soon!!

1 comment:

Micki said...

That is definitely incredible..all the quilts are stunning!