Last weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Although I know someone actually spent four hours viewing the quilts, the hour I was able to spend there filled me with awe and inspiration.
Oh… the burst of yellow! This is Vintage Rose, designed by Judy Niemeyer, made by Lisa McCarthy, and quilted by Carrie Zizza. This is a show stopper, not only because of its intricacy but because of the fabric choices as well.
I have not made any quilts designed by Judy yet, but I have a few on my To-Do list. I love paper piecing and would probably use batiks as Lisa did.
This is Roses in Hometown’s Park by Toyoko Nakajima from Gunma, Japan. She combined hand applique’, embroidery, and trapunto with skillful fabric placement to bring to life the gardens of her childhood memories.
I love this design: it is dainty, calming, yet filled with bright colors and movement. What fantastic execution! Do you see why I love the International Quilt Festival in Houston?