This weekend, the Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild is hold their show, Quilts in the Valley. I headed to the show yesterday. The following are some of the quilts that caught my attention.
This quilt is Hanging Garden by Cozy Quilt Design. I have seen this quilt done before but never in a scrappy version. Of course the quilting on this one was fabulous too!
This quilt was from Glorious Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett. I could make this one today as I recognized many of the floral fabrics in this one as being in my stash as well! I think someone has been collecting floral fabrics for as long as I have! This quilt made me smile. It depicts so many typical fall, winter, and spring days here on the coast. I love the brightly coloured umbrellas that brighten the otherwise grey day. The quilting on this one was perfect. You really get the feeling that it is raining. This quilt was in the Quilts of Valor booth. The bluework blocks were definitely Canadian and really caught my eye. These quilts were completed as part of the guild’s Scrappy Stars Mystery. The pattern source is Save The Scraps by Gayle Bong. This quilt was getting a lot of attention. The maker raw edge appliqued the circles. But before she did that, she pinked the edges. The quilting on this one definitely made the quilt. The pattern source was Quilts and More, Bubble Up by Sachiko Aldous.
Scrappy quilts always get my attention. The source given for this quilt was just Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Too bad the designer was not credited as this was a fabulous quilt.
While at the show, I sat through a demonstration on the Split Nine Patch quilt. This block is so effective in lights and darks. The gal demonstrating said that she was inspired by a picture of a similar quilt on Pinterest. Who of us has not been inspired by Pinterest! :) My favorite quilt of the whole show was actually this one. The quilt maker worked together with her father who upholstered furniture for a living. The two of them worked together on this quilt…even as her father was diagnosed with cancer and went through treatments. The chair was finished and one week later her father passed away with cancer. What a fabulous memory of her father! There were a lot of vendors at this show and I found a couple of things to purchase. I can’t show any photos of my purchases as they are part of the two challenges I am working on. There were a lot of other things that tempted me, but all I had to do was think about the many projects on the go at home already and I was able to walk away without buying anything new.