Saturday afternoon Kathy and I went to a local quilt guild show. The Conejo Valley Quilters hold their event at Cal Lutheran University, a clean, bright, well lit space. Here are a few of the many creative results of their work.
Here's a version of the cover quilt from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Sensations book. My version is still just a top but I liked this essentially two color variation.
Pretty fun chooks made from animal prints. The snakeskin one kills me.
Lots of yellows and bright colored prints. What a happy quilt.
I think I read this one was a block of the month quilt. It is just beautiful. I loved the big splashy print around the feathered star center.
Here's another clever idea, using a decorative stitch for simple appliqued leaves. I don't have the skills to do good stems but with this technique, a stem wouldn't be needed. There's an unfinished quilt top in my closet that needs this kind of treatment to really make it shine.
This sampler type quilt was made cohesive by the rich medium and dark toned fabrics. I'm not usually a fan of samplers but this one I liked.
My sister asked me to take a pic of this tomato quilt. It was only about 18-20" square but really fun and free form. Plus it echoed a recipe Kathy was already planning to make. On the way home we stopped at a roadside stand so she could get some fresh tomatoes that pretty much matched this quilt. Today she prepared the Martha Stewart magazine recipe to a T.
Simple Cibatta bread lightly seasoned and grilled and some amazingly tasty tomatoes. It was hard to stop at two pieces so that we all got a snack!