International Quilt Festival ’21- Favorite Quilts

So... as I mentioned in our last post where I showed you My Favorite Destination Quilts
I am presenting this list purely as a fan of quilting.
I have no special training and little to no experience creating quilts.
The quilts in this post simply represent those that I loved the most and I hope you enjoy seeing them! 🙂

“In the Morning Light”, by Roxanne Nelson

By my way of thinking, this piece was easily the most visually stunning in the whole show and this picture absolutely does NOT do it justice! The color shadings were so subtle, intricate and well planned and the detail on this duck made it appear SO realistic that I half expected it to walk out of the frame!

“Emerald Labyrinth” by Kumiko Frydl and inspired by El Barkookeyab Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

Now at first glance you might think this piece is nice enough but maybe not spectacular, but before you say that, I invite you to compare the size of the quilt to the size of that blue ribbon! That’s right… this is a miniature piece! I couldnt get close enough to it to actually measure it, but my guess would be roughly 18″ by 18″ and taking that into consideration I think you’ll agree that this piece is MORE than spectacular! 🙂

“Leap of Faith” by Kestral Michaud, and was the winner of the eQuilter Master Award and a $5000.00 cash award

This my friends, is as close as I will EVER come to sky-diving!
But I really like the way the artist has captured the FEELING of falling, and flying thru the air.
She also makes it look fun, even exhilarating, as hard as that is to believe! 😀

“More is More” by Ree Fagan

I loved the randomness of this piece
because there is absolutely nothing repetitive here.
The applique was flawless and I found that
the fact the design continued out into the purple border was absolutely mesmerizing.!

“Winter Sunset” by Colette Dumont

Having never been a big fan of traditional quilts,
this is my nod to that category.
I liked this quilt because there are traditional elements here,
mingled with some modern and impressionistic elements and I think that the border is very cool!

“Mpala, Big Sis” by Sandra Mollon

I LOVED how this artist used seemingly bizarre colors (pinks, purples and yellows)
along with various prints and batiks to compose these two elephants!
I could’ve stood and gazed at this piece for an hour
and still have found something new and interesting to ponder!

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

Which if any of these quilts captured YOUR imagination? And which one made you want to know more? And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Mary B on November 23, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    It’s hard to make a comment when you’re left speechless! But I think it has to be the elephants for me. 🙂

    • Kat on November 27, 2021 at 7:33 am

      It WAS amazing! 🙂

  2. Jeri D on December 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    So beautiful! I second the love for the elephants! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Holiday!

    • Kat on December 15, 2021 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you Jeri! 🙂