SOL 2015 March Challenge Day 17The first thing we saw when we entered the exhibit hall was the vendors. This year the show seemed to be overrun with booths selling all kinds of sewing machines and quilting machines. People were walking around looking and buying. (You can click on any image to enlarge it…I hope.)
As far as the quilts go, I must say that this year they were exceptional. There were very few , if any, traditional quilts. To me, these were works of art not to be used on a bed. I guess this kind of defeats the purpose of a quilt.
Anyway, the first quilt that caught my eye, and the eye of many, was just a wall hanging. Here is a picture of it looking from the left side.
Now, come around and look at it standing directly in front of it.
Move some more and look at it from the left side.
One woman was inspired by the modernistic look of art work by Piet Mondrian. This is the quilt she made.
It is always interesting when, as you are looking at a quilt, the quilter comes over to talk to you. The quilter even offers to stand by her quilt so that you can get a picture of both.
Some quilters either are crazy or have way too much time on their hands. Case in point. Take a look at this simple pieced block.
This is known as a half-square triangle for apparent reasons. Now, imagine that each of these squares measures to 1″. Let’s say that you are inclined to make a quilt that measures 100″ x 90″. To do that you would only need 8,488 squares. Are you with me so far? Now, take those squares, sew them into rows, and join the rows together. Here is what you get.
I think that this is a good place to stop. More tomorrow.