Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Northwest Washington Fair & Quilts

Of course a fair is not complete without quilts.

This quilt was my favorite quilt--I loved the drama created by the bright colours on a black background.

This quilt was machine quilted with bright green thread. The contrast of the thread against the black background really showcased the excellent quilting skills of the long arm quilter.

I liked this quilt for the picket fence border treatment. It was an effective way to frame the "garden".

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I thought this quilt would be an excellent stash buster. The alternate blocks were random strips of fabric in various widths. I thought the striped blocks went well with the stars.

I definitely seem to be attracted to bright quilts!


  1. I love that top quilt as well - I think it was made by the owner of Calico Creations in Mt. Vernon. I love that shop!!

    Thanks for the great photo of it!!

  2. These are all wonderful quilts and so different other than the brightness. I know you would be attracted to the quilting techniques as much as the piecing.

    You know, I had considered doing a picket fence on that last round robin but it was probably best that I kept it simpler.

  3. I like the picket fence border and the strip pieced blocks on the star quilt. I get a lot of ideas just looking at quilt pictures. Thanks for sharing these.

  4. Thanks for sharing these quilt pics. It looks like your area has some wonderful quilters. I love the black one.

  5. emilys@sasktel.netAugust 22, 2006 at 8:51 PM

    Love your collection. I recently did a family quilt with picture of most of my relatives on my mothers side. What an experience. I knew your grandfather when he lived at the Special Care Home in Weyburn.