Probably my most favorite part of QuiltCon was looking at the stunning quilts in the first all modern quilt show. Here are some of my favorites, and there is more to come! I couldn't limit them to only one post. I really enjoyed looking up each of these quilters, finding their blogs and being inspired all over again. I've included as many links as I could find, it's worth clicking through and reading their complete vision for the quilts too. Enjoy!
There is so much I love about this quilt! The quilting is outstanding, and I love a good stitch and flip triangle! Plus, through this quilt I discovered her fabulous quilting blog, check it out!
If you can believe it this quilt is paper pieced! Charlotte designed it herself. She has a lovely blog and is from London, UK. I easily fell in love with her work. She also has a quilt-along for this quilt. After seeing this, I'm very tempted to dive into the world of paper piecing! Most quilts in the show were machine quilted in such amazing ways. It was refreshing to see the tried and true method of hand-tying which was used in this quilt.
I first saw this quilt appear in my inbox right before QuiltCon. I loved it from the beginning, it was featured in a Bernina newsletter as a new quilt-along happening on We All Sew. I'm adding this to my to-make wish list!
I always love a good HST (half square triangle for my non-quilty readers) quilt, but this one drew me in more than usual. I love the color scheme, it's a bit unexpected with the yellow. I also enjoy the good use of prints and solids, plus impeccable straight-line quilting!
The Caltrans Quilt by Susan Kephart
Susan paper pieced this quilt together to make this perfect herringbone pattern. I love the use of the black cross-hatch and alternating orange and black!
The black and white flying geese blocks are so simple and beautiful. Triangles seem to be constantly in style and inspiring to me.
Where do I begin with this quilt? The colors, composition, and quilting are so inspiring! I love how the angles are arranged on the bias. This quilt makes me want to densely quilt something. I love how the quilting converges very densely.
Starburst also by Nicole Neblett of Mama Love Quilts
I really love this block. It appeared multiple times throughout the show and it always caught my eye. Nicole says it was adapted and inspired by Gwen Marston's book Liberated Quiltmaking. I really love the use of pinks and orange - a great mix of solids and prints!
I first met Krista in Lizzy House's class and knew she had a special talent. All of the blocks and prints she made in class were amazing. We keep seeing each other throughout the event and her name kept popping up on so many of the quilts! I think she had three in the show! This quilt was part of a bee, called Bee Liberated, they made blocks all from Liberated Quiltmaking II. I'm thinking this will be the block I make for the bee I'm currently in. I really love the combination of low-volume prints and bold fall tones that are used in this quilt.
I love the asymmetry of this quilt! Once I read about how Josee made and envisioned it, I loved it even more! It could also be looked at as a skyline reflection if turned horizontally. The hand-stitching is the sun setting. But she didn't want it to be that obvious, so it's vertical. Still very eye-catching!
Angela is incredible! Read her post on this quilt (link above) because it's really unbelieveable. I was able to meet her last year when she visited PMQG. She's extremely friendly and self-proclaimed extrovert. You should have seen her on the dance floor of the 80s party! So much fun. This quilt really shows off her personality and her amazing quilting skills. I love the cut off corner, too!
I hope you enjoyed this first set of quilts. Doesn't it make you want to quilt right now?!