So I came home from International Quilt Market four days ago already, and I still feel like I’ve barely had a chance to catch my breath! But I wanted to take the time to show all our FaveQuilts readers the wonderful things I saw there, (or at least the wonderful things I remembered to photograph). I’ll have a more detailed recap posted next week for your reading pleasure, but for now, let’s see the awesome quilts!
I have to make a confession though: I forgot to keep track of the booths where I saw most of the quilts. I remember some of them off the top of my head, but others are completely wiped from my memory. If you remember where you saw any of these gorgeous creations, feel free to comment and credit the designer!
I saw this quilt early Saturday morning in the Kaleidoscope Kreator Software booth. The quilt looks time-consuming and complex, but the blocks in the center were actually created with the Kaleidoscope Kreator and printed on fabric (although the quilt is still impressive regardless of the printed kaleidoscopes!).
This stunning peacock quilt was a staff favorite! Check out the thread detail up close to have your mind thoroughly boggled.
This gorgeous patchwork dress I saw in the Singer Viking Pfaff booth is so edgy and quilty at the same time. As soon as I saw it I wished I had been wearing it!
I’m so drawn to this art quilt from Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. that depicts wild horses (or who knows — they could be tame horses, but wild horses sound more romantic).
This animal alphabet quilt was just the cutest thing for a kids’ room at the Don’t Look Now booth. Her swirly quilting style always looks perfect!
As a native Chicagoan I just had to stop and take a picture of this Chicago postage stamp quilt from Zebra Patterns.
I was stunned by the rich colors in this autumn rainbow quilt outside the Starr Design Fabrics booth.
I could NOT get over the mosaic quilts at the B.J. Designs and Patterns booth. I took so many pictures I think they thought I was going to steal their designs!
This quilt by Patchwork with Busyfingers cracked me up. It was title “Patience” — oh so fitting when you realize how much work it took to piece thousands of tiny hexies.
The last quilt I photographed was this beautiful three-dimensional fish quilt in the Clover booth. I photographed it before, the last time I visited the Clover booth at a trade show, but I couldn’t resist snapping a picture again. To be honest, it wasn’t just snapping a picture — it was more like standing and gazing at it for a full five minutes and then breaking down and pulling my camera out. One of the sales reps in the booth suggested that I make one if I liked it so much. I just chuckled and said I’d get right on it.
That’s all for now folks! Stay tuned for a photos of the award-winning quilts from the galleries next week.