Last of the astounding quilts I got pics of at the 2010 International Quilt Festival in Long Beach. Many, many more I simply admired and adored, especially the antiques! All quilt photos that follow were taken at the Festival.
This approximately twin sized quilt was amazing in its Celtic applique.
I couldn't stop taking pictures of star quilts! The red and green caught my eye of course.
Another red and green antique was charming in its slightly off balance arrangement.
Funny birds and decidedly not perfect berries--so quirky!
This cheddar quilt was all perfection and symmetry, in contrast!
Stunning applique and quilting everywhere.
This iris was done by the same quilter as the Dahlia in my previous post. It was a huge flower and startling in its accuracy. I do not know how the shading was done so magnificently!
Closeup of the quilting that followed the probably hand-painted background fabric. Loved it!
Finally, this large quilt was made of African fabric, I believe only two different prints. Look how skillfully the quilter manipulated the motifs and made amazing use of the colors.
I did not realize this was a bird until I zoomed in for a closeup!
And now for my little giveaway. There is something wrought, something bought, something to make and a mystery item or two that I won't reveal here.
I was happy to use the Moda Boutique charm pack given by Kim to make this pinwheel quiltlet with yo-yo center. The dot is Love U by Deb Strain for Moda. The pineapples pattern is a symbol of welcome and the yo-yo maker a fun tool for embellishment.
I had a lot of fun making this! It is quilted with rayon thread for a bit of shine. To enter my giveaway, leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite color is and why. My favorite color is green and I love it because it is at once lively and soothing because of its connection to nature. There is only one shade of green I dislike--pastel mint!
The giveaway is open until Friday, August 6th. I will select a winner at approximately 6 pm Pacific time. Please make sure there is a way for me to get in touch with you either by your profile or leaving your email in the comment. Anonymous comments are unfortunately disabled on my blog for various reasons. You can email me privately at vtaannieo(at) gmail (dot) com if you do not have a blog or do not wish to leave a public comment (I understand spelling out the email address discourages spammers). Thanks for spending time here with me in blogland!