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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts.




It's time to show you some of the quilts from the Broward Quilt Expo in Fort Lauderdale. The entries were varied - traditional, modern, improv, challenge pieces... there was a good variety, just what I like in a show.
I'm more of a traditional quilter but I must admit, there were a number of "modern" quilts that I really liked. Since today was the first full day of spring, and also my birthday, let's start with a big bouquet of flowers!

This is Flower Power by Sarah Michaels.

3rd Place, Appliqué Duo









5 More by Karla Irby

3rd Place, Large Pieced, Single Maker









Confusion of Life 
by Deborah Krajkowski














Design: Flutterby by Jen Kingwell
















A Day at the Sklar Museum
by Barbara Kline




















Diamonds in Luxe
by Jane Taylor

Honorable Mention, Modern Design
















Curiosity by Karla Irby

3rd Place, Modern Design




















The Space Between 
by Deborah Krajkowski

The darks in this quilt are from shirts worn by Deb's husband and sons when they were younger.















I really liked the quilting on this one. I thought it was very effective, with the wavy lines softening the graphic angular lines.  Deb is a friend of Sandi's. She has recently opened a long arm quilting business, Quiltographic. She is doing great work, be sure to click on the link to see some of her awesome quilting.





Peace,
Linda

"The older you get, the better you get. Unless you're a banana." ~ Betty White

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

What interesting quilts! Have to say, I agree with your quote today too.

Dolores said...

Thanks for the photos. I always love the variety at quilt shows.
Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day.

Vee said...

I might be a banana. ☺ Enjoyed looking at the quilters' quilting. I am not much a fan of the modern and twisted quilts especially if the colors are not soothing ones. I hope that I can get my mother's quilt done on a long-arm. It needs something as it is just a sampler of all the fabrics she ever saved.

kath001 said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! The quilts are lovely.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

How skillful people there are!
Perhaps I too prefer traditional quilts, but especially the first one with pretty flowers and cheerful colours is just irresistibly beautiful.
Goodness, I needed to check my birthday calendar... Belated happy birthday greetings, dearest Linda. And big hugs! :)

Margaret Clouston said...

Happy Birthday, Linda. Hope you had a great day. The quilts are beautiful, especially the first one. Such bright happy colours.

Sheila said...

Happy belated Birthday ,hope you had a nice day . Lovely variety of quilts, I am also more of a traditional quilter but I have to say a few of these spoke to me especially the first one, so cheerful and fun . Thanks for sharing .

GailM. said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. The designs are so different... I think I like the second one the best.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow, very bold and geometric! Thanks Linda!!!

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