Friday, September 29, 2017

A-MA-ZING Applique quilts! Photo heavy!

I brought my son and his girlfriend to the Portland airport yesterday and thought I'd go to the 
Northwest Quilting Expo since I was in the city. 
Cathy Erickson had a display of her Baltimore style applique quilts and they were the finest I've ever seen in person! Enjoy!





Fun quilting motifs. No sashing, but piping!


Some of the blocks were signed



Tiny tiny intricate piecing!



 These were no larger than a dime!

This one had some interesting (and confusing) blocks.

Any thoughts about what is in the basket?

It doesn't seem to belong to this quilt. There is also a broderie purse at the top that seems a little out of place.

I love the scallop quilting to fill the background. That is what Beyond the Cherry Tree had too.


Look at this amazing edging!
 The inking details in many of the blocks were really fun to see!

Each one was unbelievable! hand micro stippling!

 The placement of this block in the quilt was a little tilted. I liked that! See, even these crazy intricate quilts have adorable quirks!



I have to end right there. Nothing more can top these lovelies!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

38 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous quilts.......there's nothing more beautiful (to me!) than lovely hand quilting! These are superb.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Wonderful Baltimore style quilts. Does it make you think about stitching one yourself?

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  3. Wow!!! I'm awestruck by these beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

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  4. These quilts are truly amazing! Thank you for sharing....

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  5. Yummy thanks for posting these pictures.

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  6. What a great quilt show! Those Baltimore style quilts are beyond amazing. Wish I'd been there. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. You're right, they are amazing! My sister is going to that quilt show today and I'm a little green! Thank you for sharing all the great photos!

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  8. Amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Breathtaking! I'd love to see the back of the one with piping. Very intriguing. What a treat. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. WOW! I wonder how long it takes her to make one. Stunning. Thank you for sharing these, Lori.

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  11. OMG !! They are all stunning ! It's the first time I saw flowers with creased aspect !

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  12. Wow! Those are amazing works of art. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow, utterly amazing work! Do you suppose that quilt with the oddly done blocks was compiled from all her orphan blocks?

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous quilts and showing terrific close ups - the work and detail on this style of quilt is always over the top! And then the quilter goes and does incredible handquilting to enhance the appliqué - wowsers!!!!

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  15. Those are inspirational quilts - Wow! I love, love all the handquilting :0) It's a bit mindboggling - one person hand appliqued and hand quilted all those amazing quilts!?!

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  16. Beyond wonderful. How lucky for you to be able to see these beauties !

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  17. Some incredible work here--and some curious work, as well. I tried to discern what might be in that basket, but drew a blank. :)
    The hand quilting in micro-stipple style left me breathless!

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  18. What a breathtaking display of workmanship!! Thank you for sharing such lovely photos of the quilts and details! Just stunning; wish we could have been there in person, but this is the next best thing—thanks for sharing the love!

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  19. Oh the hand quilting. I would have been swooning.:)

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  20. That block with the center hearts and weeping willows was fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. WHOA. I can't imagine how long it would take to do all that microstippling by hand!

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  22. The workmanship is incredible.

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  23. Such a beautiful collection of quilts! Thank you so much for sharing them!!

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  24. What an exquisite collection! Thanks for the wonderful pics! Love those little berries and the inked drawings :)

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  25. These are all so stunning! They make me want to get out my applique needles and get started again!

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  26. What beautiful, amazing quilts. I cannot believe all the tiny quilting stitches. That strange block reminded me of toucan beaks, it was strange but what a conversation piece too. Thank you for sharing. Just fantastic.

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  27. Amazing is right, such detail. Beautiful!

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  28. Thanks for posting such great photos. What a treat.

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  29. I'm blown away!! Thank you for sharing. Wish I could have been there.

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  30. These are all just amazing!! How wonderful that you could see them in person!

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  31. WONDERFUL display of superb applique! Loved the inked blocks and the exquisite quilting.....and the wonderful fabrics and innovative designs!

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  32. wow! it's a wonderful exhibition!

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