Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ashe County Quilt Show: Traditional Quilts

Today I am bringing you more eye candy from the Ashe County Piecemaker's Quilt Guild show that I visited last weekend in West Jefferson, North Carolina. Here are some of the more traditional quilts from the exhibition.
First up is a Triple Irish Chain in reds, pinks and white.


I liked the quilting design in the large white open spaces.

This star quilt is very inviting in soft country colors.


This blue quilt has a very simple block enhanced by machine embroidery.




I have always been fond of blue, yellow, and green color combinations, log cabin quilts, and floral fabric. This quilt had it all!
I was intrigued by the raised lines in the solid yellow fabric. Does it come like this, or was embroidery added?
This quilt could not be missed in its bright flaming colors and graphic design. The black really makes the orange and reds pop!

Here is one of my favorite traditional quilts of all time, a beautiful, exquisite Grandmother's Flower Garden.


Perhaps this "Drunkard's Path" quilt caused problems for the quiltmaker, as she named it, "Never Again!"

I had just seen pictures of a One Block Wonder Encore quilt at Feeling Simply Quilty's blog. Very intricate design!

I don't mean to be saving the best for last, but just look at the sparkling setting of these white stars on red background! Wow!


And here is the opposite color scheme: red stars on white. There is a little bit of pink and also a dark green fabric added. This quilt benefits from some fabulous custom quilting in the negative spaces.

Check back next time for more pictures from the Ashe County Piecemakers show.

2 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Like I mentioned yesterday - I just adore the color + white quilts and the Red and White ones (all of them) WOW!

carol jo said...

I was wondering if there name of the pattern for the red with the white stars was on the information card and if it was legible. I would love to make it, but thought it would be quicker if I had a pattern rather than draft one. Not to mention waste less fabric since the points on the star are not half square triangles. Otherwise I guess I better get at it, I wanted to make it at a quilt retreat in a couple weeks and need to have it cut out before I leave home.

thanks a bunch