Monday, June 22, 2009

Time for Quilts. . .

Well, it's Time for Quilts. . .

I took 96 pictures during the Wasatch Front Quilt Shop Hop so I wanted to take some time to share a lot of my favorites with you. Here goes. . .

The first two are from Broadbent's

I love this machine appliqued quilt.
It's hard to believe but it's all done by machine.

This hand appliqued quilt was done my Janice Mickelson and won an award at the Springville Quilt show last year.

I love patriotic quilts and this lovely table quilt was designed by Leslie Ison. Her pattern company is called "Remember When". She's a local designer. You can find her patterns at many of the Utah Quilt Shops.

The wonderful patriotic quilt above was designed by Amy McClellan of American Quilting. It was our most recent Block of the Month Quilt. Our new BOM Quilt begins in July. It's a garden theme this year. You can get all of Amy's BOM quilt patterns on her website although the most recent one is probably not available quite yet. Amy's pattern company is called "Under the Garden Moon" and you can view all of her patterns here on her website.

This is a great advent calendar for Christmas and I loved the idea. Christmas packages . . . how clever.

I've always loved embroidery on quilts and I love this pattern.

This is a darling BOM paper doll pattern that is darling yet with a moderate amount of applique.

I thought this Halloween quilt was wonderful. Who wouldn't want to see all the Characters of Halloween in one place. I loved it! Nedra did too because we took a picture of the same quilt!

I'm sorry the last several pictures are blurry. I inadvertently changed the setting on my Canon Elph and I didn't catch it. I was really disappointed when I got home and uploaded the pictures but at least you can get a look at these wonderful quilts and blocks.

Here's a quilt by one of my favorite people, Nanette!! She designed this charming dress quilt.

Here's another of my favorite people, Lori!! I've always wanted to make this quilt and I finally bought the pattern to make it. I'm afraid that it'll take me a few years to do though. I'm feeling pretty slow these days. This quilt just speaks to me! I especially adore the quilt blocks around the outside of the quilt. Isn't it extremely creative and unique? I love it!! Lori is one talented lady!

Apron BOM. Another Lori Holt original.

I thought this was a great way to use up all those 30's reproduction fabrics.

These dress blocks are absolutely stunning. The workmanship is impeccable. I'm sorry the pictures aren't good but trust me they're wonderful. The kits are available at Piper's in Salt Lake City and include the dress already smocked. You just add the details. This link will take you to Piper's blog where you can have a better look at one of the dresses. Click on the last three pictures and you can get a little closer look. I have to mention that they had a dress framed and I was head over to get a look at it but got distracted by all of the fun things in their store and that's where I met Kathy from Kathy's Kraft Korner.




I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the wonderful quilts that we saw at the 13 quilt shops we visited and if you ever have the chance to participate, do it, you won't regret it. The Shop Hop is always around the 3rd week in June.

Just another incentive, there is another Shop Hop going at the same time called "Take A Scenic Byway" and showcases 16 of the other Quilt Shops in the area that are not currently part of the Shop Hop. You can see we have lots of choices when it comes to buying quilting fabric. You can visit this website to check out a list of the quilt shops that are involved in this event too. Last year we tried to hit shops from both and let me tell you that you need to save your money because it's tooo easy to buy something at each shop. I don't even want to ADMIT to how much I have spent in a given year. This year I was pretty frugal but still went over my $100 limit. It was tooo easy to do!

18 comments:

Barb said...

Thanks for all of the pictures, truly inspiring me to get busy. You must have had an awesome time....did you spend much money?

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Thank you so much for sharing pictures of these wonderful quilts! I really enjoyed them. Thank you!

Rita

Nedra said...

Thanks for the revisit Kim, and especially for all the links.

Thimbleanna said...

SIXTEEN more??? I think I might die of envy! That Halloween quilt sure is cute -- you and Nedra are great salespeople LOL!

Yvette said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I really, REALLY, love that patriotic quilt that is on the table. I searched the internet but I didn't find anything about that pattern company. I am hoping I will be able to find it at the quilt show in July.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I had to enlarge them all and look closely at the lovely work. Thanks for taking these and taking the time to show everyone. I feel like I didn't miss out totally now. Thanks for taking a pic of my quilt too! We had fun on Friday. Next year I simply have to take some time off and shop hop.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Kim-
Nanette sent me to look at your pics. She said our quilts were hanging next to each other at Pipers- how fun!
I'm glad you showed us a few photos, I really wasn't able to go. Maybe next year!
Lori

dotti white said...

thank you so much for the pix...I love the quilts. I am going to have to check out the little dresses on that row....I would love to frame a couple of them. Thank you for all of the links!

Sara Richins said...

I LOVE the dress quilt by Nanette! It's just adorable!!

CJ said...

What great quilts! This must be one fun, long day! Thanks for sharing all the photos. mmmmmmmm, great inspiration!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for sharing photos of the quilts- there certainly is some lovely inspiration!!

Pretty Things said...

That is a huge lot of talent! My favorites are the dress blocks -- they remind me of paper dolls!

Carol said...

What wonderful pictures...thanks for sharing the Shop Hop with us.

Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful quilts with us! I am crazy about the patriotic quilt on the table and love that sewing/quilting themed one with the border of little blocks. Ahh, so inspiring!

Gayle said...

leslie Ison is one of my favorite quilters, but I didn't know she had a pattern line. Now that I think of it, makes sense though! Thanks for all the pictures and information!

Jackie said...

OMG, I just love every single one of the quilts in the shops. What a great shop hop! We have one in CT in September, I can't wait to go and get some inspiration and lots of fabric.

Jenibelle said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the one with the little dresses. That would be darling out of the dresses from Lauren's childhood that I saved. Now if I could just get a little girl grandbaby!! (still waiting to find out!)

happy zombie said...

I loved your shop hop show-n-tell! Especially loved seeing Nanette and Lori's quilts!