Last week was Quilt Week in Daytona Beach, Florida!
I don’t often get to go to Quilt Shows – especially one this large,
so I was pretty excited!
Oh, it was so much fun!
I think I smiled the entire time I was there!
So many beautiful quilts!!
I think I learn new things,
just by looking closely at each quilt!
Did you see the pretty hexies?!!
They are tiny but add so much to the overall look of the quilt!
There was a “Winner’s Circle” where the different categories
were displayed with a beautiful work of art!
Some of my favorite quilts,
believe it or not,
were the ones displayed on the
different vendor booths.
I love this one with the campers!
So much fun to make one like that, right?!
There was a pattern for it, to save you all the time.
This vendor booth had my favorite mini quilts!!
It was Schoolhouse Quilt Shop, from Canton, Ohio.
I talked a little bit to the owner, and she said she made all
these herself, mostly by hand!
I spent a lot of time in her booth, just admiring all the cute little
mini quilts and doll quilts.
Here’s a close-up of one of the squares.
She took the trouble to fussy cut all the little squares!
I bought a bag of these “I spy” style, Aunt Grace,
and I can’t wait to use it for quilts for my granddaughters!
This is my favorite quilt from the larger size quilts:
Oh, I wish you could see the details, and the fabrics here!
All I had was my cell-phone, so I couldn’t capture it like I wanted to.
In this picture, you can see some of the details, the quilting,
the different 3-D materials used.
I just loved it!
Probably because of the scene it depicts, too.
This is the quilt the won Best In Show Award:
Every time you moved, the lights captured the crystals
and the quilt would “twinkle” and sparkle.
Here’s a close-up of just a small section with the crystals.
The camera really doesn’t capture all the sparkle.
The threads used were a variety of different kinds,
including metallic, which gave the quilt a whole other dimension.
Oh, it’s not that I didn’t want to buy a bunch of stuff…
I was trying to be frugal,
and I did get some new fabric for Christmas
that I’m planning to use in a quilt very soon.
So I was good, and just bought these cuties:
*A fat quarter to make a pretty little something for my daughter
(maybe a zippered bag)
*A fun, mini hexie ruler to make a doll quilt (can’t wait!!)
*3 primitive-era fat quarters
*A bag of 25 squares of 1930s fabric to make
my own “I spy” quilt for my granddaughters
I had such a good time, walking around, getting inspired
by all the beautiful workmanship and colors and fabrics…!!
As soon as I got home,
I wrote down some ideas of things that
popped into my head as I walked around the Show.
There were tea towels, aprons, bags,
travel zip bags, …so many other things…
not just quilts.
If you like to sew or quilt,
or if you like art in general,
you won’t be disappointed
at a Quilt Show —
especially one that’s as large as this one!
Have fun creating!