Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last pics of the Cocheco Show!

Ok......so here are the final pics of the show!  Again, I'm so glad I went to this one.....it was totally worth the 2 hour drive to get there!  I got so much inspiration from so many of the quilts, and I am just itchin' to get this wedding quilt done, so I can move on to my civil war repros!  I have so many quilts I want to make with them, and they are calling out to me......really loud, too!  I'm nearly done on the quilting of Jeanne's wedding quilt, so it won't be long now!

Before I show the pics.....I was going to throw out a blogger/technical question to anyone who might know.....but then I found the answer!  But maybe some of you might have the same one.....so here it is!......

It seems recently that when you click on a pic to biggie size it (so you can see some detail), that instead of getting a single, larger pic of it, you get a black background (I don't like that!), and the row of all the pics on the post at the bottom of the screen.  Yeah, you can choose a pic, and it appears bigger in the center, but I used to like to click again, and make it REALLY big!  Then you could see tons of detail.  So I wasn't very happy with this new "picture gallery" type setup.......UNTIL.......I noticed the words in the bottom left corner saying 'show original'..... and Hallelujah!......when you click on that......it takes you to the biggie pic, and you can still make it even bigger!  I'm a huge believer in "if it's not broken, don't fix it!"......but I'm glad I found the solution.

My only other gripe with Blogger right now is all of the red highlighting and underscoring of random words throughout blogs......I keep thinking those are links, but they are not!  It's so annoying!  They seem to be key words to the blog, but not always!  Does anyone know how to make that stop!  I even have one in my header, so you can't even read the last word!  Sheesh!

Ok.....that's the end of my rant!  Back to the quilt show.....

Around the perimeter of the room, along with the vendors, were previous year's best of show quilts over the past 30 years!  It was really wonderful to see the progression of quilting in this guild, and what might have been the 'popular' style at any given year.

Hope you enjoy the show!

 I just love it when a block spills over to the sashing and other blocks!  Fun!

 Chickens!!!!  I love this!

 This was just mesmerizing in person......her piecing was perfectly done.

 I'm in love with these courthouse steps in civil war fabrics......that's on the 'list'!

And I love the cornerstones on this broken dishes......gonna use that one day, too!

 This was lovely......and the FMQ was perfect!  See the close up below!

I just love how that row of light squares really pops out!  Beautiful!

This was really a lesson in contrast......well done!

It said on her label that she used a needlepoint pattern......mostly done in tiny 1" rectangles.

This was a previous years winner, and was the background 'wall' to a little sitting lounge area.  Very nice!

Another previous year's winner......love Amish quilts!

This gorgeous Dear Jane was also a previous year's winner......I just love to see these at shows!

This amazing quilt was the background to the entrance table, and was a previous winner, as well.  I took several close ups to get the gorgeous details!  The lady sitting at the registration desk said the quilter was a doctor, and if she was ever in need of some surgery and stitches.....she would be calling this gal!  Read the label on the last pic......amazing!

Yep.....there was definitely some amazing talent in this guild!

Have a great week!  Hope you can get some stitching in!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More of the Cocheco Quilt Show!

Here are more of the fabulous quilts that were at the Cocheco Quilt Show in Rochester, New Hampshire this last weekend.  It was really a wonderful show.....I'll be sure to go every year!

Again, the rows of quilts were a bit tight to get full shots of the larger quilts, but you get the idea!

This is a close up of the center medallion.  She appliqued the piece on the pink background.

Oops....I forgot to turn this one upright.....just tilt your head to the left a smidge!  lol

Love the 4 small baskets making a block!  Sweet!

I'm loving the these civil war panels being used lately.  I wonder if this fabric is still available?

The last 20 or so will be on my next post in a few days!

Hope you are having a really great week!  I'm working on the quilting of the wedding quilt for Jeanne.....she's getting married in just 2 weeks!  Eeek!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

At a Quilt Show!

Yesterday I went to the Cocheco Quilters Guild Show in Rochester, New Hampshire.  It was their 30th Annual Show!  And it was really good!  There is some real quilting talent in that guild!  I took a ton of pics, so I will show them in the next few posts!  The quilts were on stands, but the rows were just a smidge too close together to get full shots on everything.....but most of them!


This was the Best in Show.....and it was really well done.  Lovely.

 I love this little quilt......it's orange, and periwinkle, has a fish, and a wild edge!  I love everything about it!  lol

 This was made by 5 friends....each had a portion of the pic, and made their section in whatever way they wanted.  Techniques were really different on each section.....but they still make the picture!  Love it!

There were several little vignettes of antiques or doll quilts......I love the little bars doll quilt!  And the basket quilt, too!

 This is a close-up of the next quilt.  I just love all those Asian prints.....wonderful.

 Really nice FMQ on this one!

 This pup was so sweet!  She really captured his expression beautifully.

 This was stunning.....I tried to get close-up, but my stupid old camera was not cooperating!  I need a new camera.....really bad!

One of their members passed away this year, and they had a lovely table with a sampling of many of her crafts.  She was a wonderful quilter (there was a hexie quilt done in miniature), and these lovely tatted pieces. I love tatting and wish I had more time to do it......but quilting seems to take over everything!  lol

More on the next post!

Have a great week!