Sunday, January 6, 2013

More Portland Quilt Expo

I fiiiinnnallllly got the real photos off of Mr. LB's phone so will really just treat you to some eye candy.  As I said in the earlier post, the end of September I do believe, there were a lot of art pieces.  I am a bit of an old fashioned gal. I like quilts to be quilts.

This one was absolutely gorgeous but was all fused rather than stitched.  It was so beautiful; I was disappointed that it was 'glued' together.  It may have been zig-zagged around the edges.  I can't quite remember.  Still so beautiful - those are 'me' colors.

This was beautiful - not quite my colors, but the the quilting was incredible.
Another beauty - I love the border.
More great quilting.

One of the art quilts - I like peacocks - this one was pretty neat.  The tail feathers were 3D.

Farmer's Wife - it was done in blue and white which is a little different.  There was a group of about a dozen ladies that all did them, but I liked this one.  Just love the border.

More pretty quilting - the swirls were a nice contrast to the sharp points of the pattern.  Notice the diamond on the right side.  I didn't get a picture of the whole quilt though so you could see the masterpiece.

I like the repros anyway, but thought this was clever.

I think the lady who made this said that the blocks were supposed to be 8-9 inches, but she shrunk them down to a 4-5 inch block.  Just sweet.

This pix is a little fuzzy, but this was really a work of art!  I don't think I mentioned, there were A LOT of people there so trying to get pictures proved a bit challenging at times.

I saved this one for last.  It was the quilt that most intrigued me.  It was sewn and quilted then painted.  I'm not entirely certain how I feel about painting a quilt.  As I said earlier, I am a bit of a traditionalist, but this just seemed to move and flow.  From the fantastic quilting job, to the color pallet, to the overall design, it just worked.  Don't know that I will ever go there, but I do admire it.
Have any of you ever done this?  I would love to hear about the technique.

Until Next Time,
Nimble Fingers & Even Stitches


  1. gorgeous quilts thankyou for the tour.xx

  2. Oh these are all absolutely fabulous! Each is such a masterpiece!! :) And sooo many hours of work! Stunning!


  3. All the quilts are fantastic. I tried quilting once, not for me. I will leave this art up to those that love it....
    I specially love the peacock piece, fantastic.
    Thanks for stopping by my "favorite winter bird" post.
    Have a great day.