Quilt Show, Part 3

By: Jill Finger

May 02 2018

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Of all the quilts at the show, this one was my favorite. It was part of the Hoffman challenge traveling exhibit.  Every year Hoffman Fabrics selects one of their fabrics and issues a challenge. Make a wall hanging–there are size restrictions, but any kind of needlework is allowed.  The winning quilts become part of the traveling exhibit for a year, moving from quilt show to quilt show.  I’ve seen the exhibit a few times and the wall hangings are usually stunning, but this one is my all time favorite.This quilt was from a mini block challenge on Instagram. The  blocks in the center of each square measure 2 inches. I like to work with little pieces, but this was ridiculously impressive, and way beyond anything I would attempt.  Basket quilts are cool and this one is waaay cool. From the unusual gray background, to the log cabin borders, it’s a different take on a traditional block. This quilt pattern has been around for a few years and every time I see one I want to make it. After looking at the quilts, the three of us visited all the vendors and I saw a new pattern by the same designer that is under water creatures.  The seahorse was darling.  Now, I want to make that one too. This quilt has a 3-D look to it and I liked how the border echoed the colors it was next to.  The bright colors and the way the pictures seem to float make this an interesting quilt. Fishies swimming in different directions in soft colors.  What’s not to like….

The next show is two years away. That’s fine, because the inspiration from all these beauties will last at least twice that long.

One comment on “Quilt Show, Part 3”

  1. They are all exciting but the winner is the first one!


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