Hey-- The AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines is coming up in just a couple weeks! (October 2-5th) Are you going?? I just purchased my multi-day pass and registered for a quilting class with Sally Terry. I have a couple of her books already--her "Hooked on Feathers" book is what really got me going with feathers. And funky feathers too. So I'm pretty excited to meet her in person and have her sign my books.
(This was 2011 Best in Show- AMAZING!)
I've been attending the show for at least 4 years now and always have a blast! There are tons of amazing quilts to see and tons of vendors to check out. Fabric, tools, threads, rulers, gadgets.. you name it, you can probably find it there! AND don't forget the classes, and lectures!
This is from last year--My sister on the left and me on the right. We went to the quilt show, did The Color Run, and then went right back to the show. I couldn't believe they actually let us back in looking like this! I thought for sure we would be escorted out of there! What a fun weekend though! No Color Run this year--it was in DM earlier this summer- no, we didn't go.
Anyway- if you are in the Des Moines area, you should really go check the AQS quilt show out.
OK, lets look at some quilting now, shall we?
Applique, bright, bold colors and funky fabrics... Any guesses as to who made this quilt?
My sister! I think her style is really becoming her own and I can spot it from a mile away.
This one was fun to do- adding little details to the flowers and leaves.
I used the branches in the border print as a spine for a few feathers.
Figuring out what to do in the flowers was tricky, but settled on a outline design on two and a swirly/pebbling design on the other two.
The background fill is mostly feathers and swirls, but it is hard to see.