Are you tired of looking at quilts yet? No? Okay, I'll show you a few more of my favourites from Maine Quilts 2010. In another day or two, I'll tell you about my class with George Siciliano - what a fun day it was!
So here are some smaller quilts and wallhangings. Log Cabins have always been a favourite with me, and this one was a beauty! Logs of Patience by Cyndi Black of Litchfield was a five year labour of love. There were 320 blocks containing 5,120 logs, all made from scraps so tiny that most people would throw them out!! Yes indeed, a labour of love.. and patience. (I just found a mistake on this quilt- can anyone else see it? One block is turned the wrong way..)
I'm normally not that fond of black and white quilts but this one, Black and White Delight, by Pamela J. Whitaker of Winslow was lovely. I really liked her choice of the soft turquoise green. I think Pamela has been collecting black and white prints for quite a while- what a great variety she has used....
Tidepool Treasure by Betsey Abbott from Andover MA was an exceptional piece, in my mind. She challenged herself to depict multiple perspectives including the rocky shore, the incoming tide, reflections on the water surface, and refraction and a sense of transparency below the waterline, all using opaque cloth. She used many techniques including machine applique, thread painting, trapunto, beading, and colored pencils. It was definitely a WOW piece!!
I loved the rich colour in Primavera by Margaret Solomon Gunn of Gorham. She used applique and bias strips to create her version of a spring pond. It is an original design. (Sorry this is a bit crooked...)
Bali Bloom by Rana O'Connor of Portland was done from a photo of a pink hibiscus bloom, sent by a friend from Bali. She used raw edge applique, thread painting and beadwork to create the realistic blossom.
The last quilt I have to show you tonight is from a group challenge. Four members of "Quiltaholics Anonymous" each made their own interpretation of a design by Jinny Beyer, called September Sun. I thought this one by Sue Rapalus was stunning. I loved her color choices.
The next "installment" from Maine Quilts will be about my class on Miniatures. But check back later tomorrow for some "just too cute" photos taken at my brother Wayne's....
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
~ Scott Adams