A friend and I went to the 2011 San Diego Quilt Show this past Saturday. It was the first time for my friend, and we were both so excited!! The modern pieces were just amazing!!!! All the cutting and piecing and stitching, sooooo much work put into each of them!!!!! (Click photos for a better look~)
This Celtic Knots pattern were originally meant to be 14” squares each, but the maker decided to do them in 1/3 of the original size, which was pretty amazing!!!!
I also love reading the stories behind every quilt. The maker of this “Oh My Gosh” quilt actually did the quilt from a picture, and actually found the pattern after she was done making it!!! I love the colors and all the tiny pieces of this quilt!!!!
Although machine quilting is quite popular now a days, there are still many amazingly hand quilted one in the show. I do love the hand made quality of these pieces, which is something a machine couldn’t create~
Like this quilt which was hand quilted, hand embroidery from top to bottom!!!! My picture does not to it justice at all!!!! It was stunning in person. It took the maker 7 years to finish this quilt!!!!
This one was my favorite quilt~~ I couldn’t help it, it was a garden theme!!! I love how the flowers stands out. If I remembered correctly, this one was the President’s Choice~
The guest artist this year was Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day. I’ve been to her shop several times but this was the first time that I saw her in person. She has so much spunk!!!! Listening to her speak was so much fun~~~~
And of course we had to hit the vendors!!!! We totally lost ourselves there, especially the wool applique booths, visiting and revisiting each of them, debating what to get. After much deliberation, I managed to control myself and walked away with only a small hull. My friend, not so much. She did quite a damage to her budget…. We had so much fun, though!!!! Quilt shows are always more exciting with friends~~
I still haven’t decided what to make for my 3 year blogoversary yet, but I think I will throw in some of the finds I got at the quilt show. So if anyone is interested in my mystery blogoversary giveaway, please leave a comment on this post only and I will make a draw on 9/26, which should give me some time to make a special gift~ Thank you for all of you who followed me through these years. Your encouragement is what keeps me going!!! Please do come back and visit again~~