Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2011 - part 2


Let's continue this tour of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show with some  more of my favorites - Animal Quilts!



Playful kitties.
Majestic wild horses.



Cuddly puppies (and more kitties).


Ok, it may not be from Portland, but 'put a bird on it' anyway.  I really loved this one, the colors, the stitching, it's delightful!


It may be the middle of July, but there were a number of holiday quilts on display.  I thought this was a fun use of the 'snowball' block, but the blocks are just the canvas for a beautiful quilted flower design.


 This 8-pointed Christmas star was really striking from a distance.

I enjoyed these two Halloween quilts featuring some spooky embroidery.


 In addition to thematic or pictoral quilts, there were several abstract and geometric quilts.




 Ok, as much as I love the one in the middle, below, I was disappointed to see it in the show because just this week I'd had the brillianly 'original' idea to do something very similar in green.  I guess there really is nothing new under the sun.  Either that or I'd seem the idea in a magazine & just forgot about it.  Nevertheless, I still plan on doing mine.



And on the theme of diversity in quilting - some quilters love cats, it's true, but some love robots even more!
 

That's two posts down, I've got at least two more to go.  Stay tuned for more awesome quilts!
 

2 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Even if you do something similar to the blue one, you will put your own personal twist on it. I have had that happen too, where I thought I had a great idea and the next day see someone has done it.

Rebel said...

Yeah, and it was a bit different overall, so I'll still do it.