This has been a busy week. I was in Duluth on Friday for the Minnesota Quilt Show, then I had three full days of Art and Stitch classes with Loes and Theo van der Heiden. In my spare time, I have been working on some of the kite blocks as well.
This week I will share with you some of the highlights of the quilt show along with instructions for piecing two of the kite blocks.
MN Quilt Show
The quilts were amazing this year. Lot's of eye candy and inspiration. I thought I would share a few photos of some of the quilts that caught my eye.
The following are quilting close-ups from a quilt by Susan Fetter Ward. It was quilted by Lisa Arndt, of Lisa's Creative Quilting. Somehow I missed photographing the whole quilt -- but lots of quilting inspiration. This was a great use of geometric designs.
There were a series of quilts from Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. These quilts were all made by members of the Cover to Cover book club in Portland Oregon. The quilts were made within a six month time frame. This is one example from the special exhibit.
Another of the fun challenges were the collection of "Wicked Quilts". This challenge was inspired by Cherrywood Fabrics.
Featured Pattern - Be My Valentine
Do you need a quick wedding gift? Be my Valentine is sure to be a hit with the bride and groom. Consider making it in their "colors". This pattern also features the Split Rects tool used in the Kite blocks.
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