Lansing MI Quilt Show… just a few interesting pictures
May 24, 2010 4 Comments
You can see a shadow behind the star. I saw a lot of quilt using similar techniques of placing shadow shapes behind the main motif. Many of the quilts had interesting light vs dark details in the quilts.
I have always seen this pattern using half square triangles. This block seems to have one third dark on the diagonal. Light and dark is altered to get a zigzag setting. It was machine quilted, machine pieced.
I met the lady who made this quilt. I love the contrast of her darks and lights. This was a free pattern from Bonnie Hunt’s Quiltville. The quilter said most of the fun of making this quilt was haunting thrift stores and Goodwill collecting the shirts and fabric to make the quilt.
CAN YOU FIND YOUR HUSBAND’S SHIRT?
Flying Geese is one of my favorite patterns ever since I learned to make them using Eleanor Burns’ easy technique.
This simple split on the diagonal block with contrasting strip sewn through the center turns into…..
A GREAT QUILT… I love the interplay of all the dark stripes going one way and the light stripes going the other way.
Once again I enjoy the interplay between light and dark in this furrows setting. I also like the borders, again with the light and dark contrasting piecing.
I think this guild may have had some workshops on working with shadows and light and dark contrasts. This is a very design oriented guild with several members who have published their own patterns.
I loved the combination of the log cabin blocks and the stars center medallion. The machine quilting on this quilt was lovely. It could go to my home any time it wanted.
I will post more pictures as soon as they are edited. Please let me know what do you think of my size selection. I want the jpegs big enough to see, but not so big they eat up my allotment.