One of the most inspirational parts of QuiltCon was seeing the creativity and intricacy of the quilting. I have been doing longarm for two years and have been slowly branching out and trying new things. The beautiful quilts of QuiltCon definitely inspired some new thinking for me. Here are some of my favorites from a quilting perspective.
This quilt is simply beautiful. “Windy” by Emily Parson (on Instagram @emilyquilts) simulates blowing leaves on a crisp October day. The appliqué leaves really jumped off the blue and turquoise background but the quilting really brought this quilt to life.
I loved her quilting the song names into the quilt. It is unbelievable how neat a job she did! Jen has something planned that will tell a story in the quilting and I can’t wait to see her idea come to life!
Look closely at the quilting. You can clearly make out the sun, swirls, definition of the mountain, and hot air balloons. There are apparently ten tiny snails in the quilting but I couldn’t find them all!
“Vortex Resux” by Jackie Venedetti (@tinwoman48) is awesome and along the lines of the type of quilt that really appeals to me. The circular quilting is so crisp and clean, and SO MUCH harder to do than it looks!
All of the quilts were amazing in their own way, but these are some of the quilting specimens that most inspired me.
Tomorrow, a few of my favorite guild quilts from QuiltCon 2016.