Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Zig a Cross Spoons and Forks

I think you like seeing quilts from a show, so here are more from last Saturday's Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild show on the campus of the University of Missouri.

I noticed a couple reoccurring themes: zig zags and crosses. The Zig Zagged quilt is a design by Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio. It's a pattern you can find here.




As for the Cross Quilt, the blocks are a design by Carla of Lollyquiltz who will be our October 20 speaker at the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Isn't this yummy?

Carla has a Liberated Cross Block tutorial, in case you'd like to make one yourself.

Another quilt that caught my eye, that I think is so retro, is this clever spoons and forks quilt. How does a quilter come up with such an idea?! 
"I've got to tear myself away from my sewing room to eat! I'm so hungry. Darn. I can't fix something to eat until I unload the dishwasher. I guess I'll start putting away utensils in the silverware basket. Hmm, look at that spoon. And check out that fork. Gosh, how would they look on a quilt? Forget about eating! I've got to get back to my sewing room!"       (Yes, she's a thin quilter.) 
 

This quilt was made by Tammy Vasser of AContentLife and Marmalade Fabrics. I love the simplicity of it. 

Isn't this an interesting quilt? It's sort of a Greek key design. And those touches of teal blue are in just the right places.  

The quilting really works with the linear quilt pattern.

I just like these quilts.






Bright, fresh, modern and fun! Just the way I am.... err, except perhaps for "fresh," and maybe "modern." A girl woman can dream. Linda

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful show! Thanks for showing us.

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  2. Hummm, now they havegiven me food for thought.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the picture. All the quilts are so contemporary - love the graphics of them.

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  4. You are so smart to have photographed all of the quilts the way you did! Wonderful post!! Thanks for the kuddos, my friend!

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  5. Linda, thanks for Sharing all These Pictures with us. I notice that the Quilts got quite moderner than they have been at my last visit.
    Edith

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  6. I love the fresh, new sort of feeling from the modern style of quilting. The colours, the patterns, the use of quilting. I think it's giving quilting an interesting future.

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  7. I could see myself making several of those quilts. I find myself being tugged back and forth, from modern to traditional.

    As to your last comment about "Bright, fresh, modern, fun", bright and fun are good and yes, I think you are! That's coming from me, decidedly old fashioned.

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  8. Wonderful inspiration there!

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  9. Those are beautiful quilts, Linda!

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  10. Truly modern inspiration! I love the lines and colors ~
    :-}pokey

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  11. It looks like I missed a fabulous quilt show. I love every one of the quilts!

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  12. This is a nice for a first show for the group. I wonder how many members they have and if each person put a quilt in the show.

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