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!


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.