Thursday, May 31, 2012

MQS 2012: 2 of 2

Sorry for the week of blog silence!  I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.  Becky and Anna came to visit for a couple of days and we did some sewing and playing.  On Monday Mike and I finally went to see the Hunger Games movie.  I really enjoyed it and it prompted me to spend the rest of the holiday reading the second two books of the trilogy.

Anyhow, I have been doing a bunch of sewing and crafting, and should have more fun stuff coming up soon. For today though I just wanted to show a few more pictures from MQS.  Last week I posted a bunch of pictures from the Under the Sea theme category at MQS.  Today I just want to show a few of my favorites from the rest of the show.  There were so many gorgeous quilts, it's a bit overwhelming, so the ones I picked are just ones that I liked in particular for some reason.



I just love the pattern in the piecing on this one and then up close the quilting is absolutely fabulous. This quilt is by Clem Buzick and Ann Helbling.





Love the modern appliqued flowers here along with the fabulous quilting and the not-too-much style of embellishments.  This one won 1st place in innovative custom.  By Renae Haddadin and Karen K Buckley





I love the luminosity in this one.  By Cheryl Olson



I couldn't pass up this rainbow zebra or his babar-look-alike friend.  By Kristin Vierra



This was one of my favorite quilts at the show and I'm pretty sad I only got one terrible out-of-focus picture of it.  By Lori Olek.




I loved all the textures in this one, she used upholstery-like fabric to add depth to the stone wall and it looked great.  I also love the colors and perspectives in the woven doormat.  By Monika Scola



This one was part of an special exhibit of quilts inspired by Kandinsky paintings.  I love the bright colors and abstract design.  By Mary Kay Fosnacht



I thought these hollyhocks were beautiful.  The underlying fabric is painted and the depth and texture is all added with quilting.  By JoAnn Hoffman



I love all the wool embroidery and applique here! By Bonnie Bosma and Mary Tim Griffin



I'm not usually a horse person, but something about the looks in the faces in this one caught my eye.  By Ann Horton



And finally, how can you pass up awesome semi-abstract pieced cows in a cornfield!  Totally wonderful.  By Diane Weigand

Hope you enjoy seeing the fun, inspiring things I liked!