You Asked…. More Quilts!

I considered a different posting and then back to The Quilts of Houston, but so many of you said, “More, more, MORE!”  So more it is!  We are all about quilting after all, aren’t we?


Very cool 3D optical illusion quilt.  Cool!  And I can’t imagine graphing that one out.

This one is Dear Jane blocks!  Very nice setting for those little blocks.  You can read all about Dear Jane and see other DJ quilts by typing “dear jane” in the search box at the upper right corner of this blog.  Go ahead.  You can come back here after you look at more DJ quilts….

And now for my Journey into the Trees section of quilts……

Almost like a painting, isn’t it?  Wait until you see more……

Great colors.  Loved the tree trunks too.

Hard to believe these are quilts, isn’t it?  I love the irregular edge on the top and bottom of this one.

Loved the water in this one too.  So much that I thought it deserved a closer look…..

Pretty realistic looking, isn’t it?

Once again, almost a photograph.  Incredible. 

And this concludes my fascination with trees at the quilt show.  Amen.

How about some really bright, large butterflies?

Butterflies of a different color here. 

I liked this one a lot too.  I’m a log cabin block lover and I really love the subtle way they used them in this one.

How about this one?  With lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of bling!

Here’s an up close of just the center.  Awesome detail.  Amazing quilting too.

Up close of the left side.  Did I say amazing quilting?  Love all the sparkly bling.

This is the upper right side.  Nice fireworks.  Amazing quilting.  I’m stuck on amazing quilting.

Elly Sienkiewicz entertained us with Baltimore Album blocks and signing her newest book.  Such a sweet, gentile lady.

And how about this celebrity?  Recognize him from Extreme Home Makeovers?  It’s Ty Pennington!  Notice the picture over his shoulder.  Wonder how he feels about lifesize pics of himself greeting him wherever he goes?

Beverly explains important things seen at Market as we load up the back of her car and Janet watches from the back seat.

And since you hadn’t seen any food in awhile, I thought it important to share this picture of my plate of food at the Moda party.  Yummy barbecue and all the fixin’s!

I also took a class with Helene, the designer of these fabulous cat blocks!  Meet Pepper Puss.  All the students got fabric to put together one of these cute cats.

And we learned her technique of fusible glue to appliqué the pieces.  I’m going to be teaching a class on this in the New Year.  It’s a very neat way to do fusible appliqué.

Back to a few more quilts…..

Pioneer Woman needs this one to hang on her wall.

Cute little sleeping raccoon.  I’m in my animal phase now.

Loved this cute zebra.  Wouldn’t he look great hanging on the wall at your Lake House, Kaye?

This 3D quilt was quite different. Here’s a view from an angle…..

Interesting, isn’t it?  How about an up close to really see how it’s constructed….

I don’t even want to think about how the quilter put this one together.  Just enjoy the innovativeness.

This one was in the embroidery category.  But you absolutely have to see it up close.

Amazing, isn’t it?  But I have more…..

One more…..

You can close your mouth now.  Because I think I just saw your jaw drop.

And there were more in that same category…..

But you have to see these up close to really appreciate them.

Pretty cool, isn’t it.  One more of this one…..

All the stitching was really somethin’.

Love the bright colors on this one.  But of course, you have to see it up close too….

Isn’t it cool?

This quilt was entered in the Group Quilt category.  Each of the ladies in this Bee did a self-portrait.  Using Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  Just a couple up close…..

What an incredible use of those bright fabrics!

Aren’t they something up close?  Amazing the way those bright fabrics provide the shadows in the faces.  Now you have to scroll back up and look at the whole quilt again.  Pretty cool, isn’t it?

Once again, if you want to see which quilts won ribbons at the show, visit this link:

Houston International Quilt Festival Winners

None of the ribbons were hanging on the quilts when I viewed them at Market.  Interesting to see which ones actually won after I got home.

Hope you enjoyed the Quilt Show!  Now it’s time to make some Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake for Thanksgiving, don’t you think?
Happy Quilting,

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13 Responses to You Asked…. More Quilts!

  1. Lani says:

    Oh Barb, Another FABULOUS blog. What a great way to start a Sunday morning! You capture the details of the quilts so well with all the close ups! They’re all works of art! And I’m sure glad that I’m a part of the JSS Bee and not Hanging by a Thread Bee because if I had to do a self portrait in any fabric, let alone Kaffe, I truly think I would be hanging by a thread!!! Back to cleaning, for my parent’s arrival this afternoon. (thanks for the excuse to take a break!) I ALWAYS look forward to your morning blog!

  2. Pam Barr says:

    Once again, thanks for the wonderful report from the Houston show! Your efforts are very much appreciated!

  3. Kaye Bowling says:

    Fantastic! So much talent! And yes, I would LOVE to have that zebra!
    See you Thursday…I’m saving room for that Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake!

  4. Judy Terry Linn says:

    Moving from my sewing machine to blog-time – how can I say BLOWN AWAY!!!!!!!!

    Adjectives do not do it… on justsayinsew share a majestic photographic description that I am so glad to see, since I was unable to attend Houston this year.


    Am I repeating Barb, AMAZING, AMAZING – THAMKS for the tour!!!!!!

  5. Linda Johnson says:

    Thanks so much for the great photos. I didn’t get to go to the Houston Show…but hope to next year…and your photos just encouraged me even more to do that.

    Enjoyed the Guild Meeting! And thanks for the Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake recipe…will be taking it to Thanksgiving feast!

  6. Patty Spinelli says:

    THANK YOU BARB. I really enjoyed seeing the quilts.

  7. Kentucky Linda says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of the beautiful quilts. I hope to make it to the Houston show someday. I was wondering if you saw the Pioneer Woman on the Food Network with Bobby Flay.

  8. Susan Bancroft says:

    Such remarkable talent…breathtaking!!! Again, thanks so much for sharing those, Barb!

  9. Diana Nelson says:

    Thank you so much for posting such great photos. Such beautiful quilts and skills these quilters have.

  10. joan p. schaffer says:

    Wow!! what beautiful quilts. They are gorgeous and look very hard to make. I could not pick out my favorite one. Someday I will complete my Baltimore Album. I have only 12 blocks to go. Joan Schaffer – Dec.20,2013

  11. Kristine G. says:

    Fabulous work by fabulous quilt artists! ButpleSe-oh-please! Credit each artist!! Many would live to see these gorgeous works on Pinterest, but i , for one, will not post without crediting the individual artist. (If credits were listed and i missed them -mea culpa.).

  12. Linda says:

    is there a pattern for the zebra? My granddaughter has her in zebra and would love to add this to the decor.


  13. mary yates says:

    is it possible to buy the pattern for the log cabin with the medallion centre and large applique around with an appliqued vine in the outer sashing?

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