As promised, I'd like to share a few more favorites from the New Mexico State Fair. If you missed my original post, check it out to see more quilts.
I'm a sucker for classics like hand quilting and needle turned appliqué. Aren't these poppies divine?
While I appreciate beautiful handwork, I also greatly admire talent exhibited through machine quilting such as this. The use of two thread colors and multiple free-motion designs was very successful in this piece by Holly.
I found the computer-printed windows and signs, as well and the texture from quilting, particularly endearing.
I love the effect ombre fabrics and altered scale give this quilt made by a couple of my coworkers at Quilts Ole, Laura Krausmann and Patti Lueker.
Patti enhanced Laura's precise piecing with unique free-motion designs for each border.
Marlies Sichler also used ombre fabrics to great effect in this southwestern wall-hanging.
Crown Royal quilts have an enduring legacy at the fair. This is, by far, the most lovely one I've seen.
My dear friend, Jeannie Hurt, creates the most beautiful flowers to accompany her sewn projects. In this case, it's a lunch box cover.
The vibrant batiks and fresh twist on a classic pattern call attention to this elegantly quilted treasure.