Thursday, March 9, 2017

Quiltfest Part 2

Here are a few more quilts that caught my eye . . .

Best of Show was Judy's Bouquet by Kimberly Werth & Mary Christopher, Rochester, NY.  It's 100" x 100"!

The quilt is an Edyta Sitar pattern and was made for the maker's mother-in-law. It is machine pieced, machine appliqued and longarm quilted.

I especially like the quilted checkerboard, don't you? 

2nd place went to When Watermelons Had Black Seeds by Dawn Gerber, Hanover, PA; longarm quilted by Claudia Chapman. 

It's an original design inspired by the traditional melon patch pattern and childhood memories of spitting watermelon seeds in the grass. 

Hawaiian Improv was made by Cheryl L. See, Ashburn, VA. At first glance I thought this quilt was based on a Scherenschnitte design until I read the story card. 

"My quilt is an innovative take on the traditional Hawaiian quilt using whole cloth fabrics. The applique is of a topiary garden in the center of a small town. The hand quilting is free-motion with cobblestone paths . . . the quilt is embellished with embroidered flowers & small animals." Wow! I can't imagine cutting this intricate design from one piece of fabric, can you? 

An interesting modern quilt called Grid System by Mary Kay Price of Lake Oswego, OR. It's an original design inspired by the work of artists Paul Klee and Kandinsky.   

Of course I had to take a pic of this Gypsy Wife quilt made by Mary Diamond of Pompton Plains, NJ. She calls hers The Gypsy. My version is moving right along . . . 

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Cheryl See's quilt is truly amazing. She does fantastic hand work and this one is no exception. These are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Glad you had a part two. So many wonderful designs.

  3. It's the first time I see a quilted checkerboard ! Very unusual but sooo beautiful (and a little bit modern for this quilt no ?)
    Thank you for sharing Barbara !

  4. I was absolutely amazed by the Hawaiian quilt. The details were incredible! Cheryl See is amazing - it was her quilt a couple of years ago of a zillion hexies with the reverse side all appliqued.