This weekend was just jam packed with fall quilt fun!
I went to a Quilt Harvest(doesn’t that just sound fun!), had a sew day with friends, went to the state fair to check out my entries and finished up my Chevron quilt top! Whew, I am tired just thinking about it all.
Let’s start with the Quilt Harvest! It was held at Millstone Quilts, a local quilt shop in Mechanicsville, VA. They had a great display of antique quilts outside in the perfect fall weather, free brunswick stew and apple cider, a huge storewide discount inside the shop, free goodies when you checked out and an entry for a doorprize….which I won!!!! I have to go back to pick it up and will definitely share some pics. I don’t even know what all is in it yet! Here are some of the antique quilts:
These quilts were from the 1800′s-early 1900′s. Notice how “modern” some of these look:)
Next we made it to the State Fair to check out the winners(night pics so not the greatest). I got an Honorable Mention on my Star Surround:) and a 3rd place on my Christmas table topper. Nothing on the Prism, but there were some pretty amazing quilts there. I won’t ramble on and on about how I feel about some of the quilts chosen, but this one had no ribbon and it was mind blowing.
Can you imagine all these tiny blocks and this is still square?
These house blocks are about 3″square and each one is pieced and the window is fussy cut!!! The quilt was huge! They were definitely wronged! No ribbon at all! I don’t care if you like this style of quilt or not, the workmanship was amazing. There, I’m done, lol. Here are some others and Best of Show.
Best of Show, hand quilted. You can never out do amazing hand quilters at a show. That’s another thing…long arm doesn’t have a category, I hate when I see a computerized design(or someone who uses panels) beat someone who did their own, sorry doing it again. Everyone has their own opinion I guess, just my two cents.
Here is my Chevron quilt top, Tangerine Tango! I followed Kelly@MyQuiltInfatuation’s tutorial here and whipped it up pretty quick. Instead of using a different fabric for each row I just alternated teal and oranges for a scrappy look. Not only do I love the look, I also used up a bundle of Fandango fabrics that were getting pretty dusty on the shelf!
Whoa! Now that was a lot of pics! Thanks for hanging in there, if you made it this far:)
Oh and before I forget! I would love any votes I can get for my Prism quilt here:
To vote just click on the heart in the corner of my quilt pic, thanks guys!!!
Keep it Sassy♥