Monday, July 10, 2017

"Spare Parts" is Quilted!

Actually, it happened months ago, but I didn't have decent photos until now.  Meanwhile, it's been to two shows and it's been slept under a few times.  You can find the piecing story here.

"Spare Parts"  86" x 86"
It was quilted by the very talented Sharon Tucker.  



I just love what she did with it!






Here's "Spare Parts" with me at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last weekend.



"Cowgirl Dreams" came too.  And she sold!
It's the first time I've put a price tag on a quilt.
It makes me very happy to know that some cowgirl will be sleeping under it soon.
That's Mary Keasler from Tennessee with me.



Here's Mary with her fantastic "Sunday Best" quilt.



Besides the classes, quilts and fun quilt-makers at "Quilter's Affair" in Sisters,
the best thing about it is the community involvement.  
It appears that EVERYONE comes out to help.
Even the fire fighters help hang the show quilts early in the morning.



Sunday morning, after a week of classes and the Saturday show, 
the friendly people were still working.
This is what I saw when I picked up my quilt--
and these are only SOME of the many beauties we saw in the show!






29 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

WOW! What a stunning quilt - such vibrant and lively colours! Congratulations on its showing! It really glows!

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing quilt - love it, so vibrant and full of life!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish. Love the colors and details. The plaid vines, string pieced leaves, red background. I like your single fabric narrow borders, too.
I'm delighted so many people have seen it in person.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wow! What a nifty quilt! I wish I could see it in person!

Andrea said...

I saw your quilt at the show and recognized it right away - would have been so fun to meet you in person!

Quiltdivajulie said...

How FUN!! And how wonderful to see such happy faces on you and on Mary -- congrats to both of you for sharing your quilts at Sisters.

Chris said...

Wow! What a marvelous, joyous riot of color and design! And your quilter obviously felt your happy energy and did a fabulous job enhancing your design. I went back and reread the post with your design process, love seeing how you went from A to B, making such great choices. The designing is the most fun for me! Seeing all of the fun at the Sisters show, makes me add it to my bucket list!Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

I LOVE this!

Monica said...

I have to say, I love that blue dress of yours, LeeAnn! It seems like just the right thing for the show. And your quilt is gorgeous, and so is Mary's! Thanks for all the great photos. :D

Nancy said...

Spare Parts could not be a happier quilt! Wonderful. Looks as if the weather was grand for the show. And congrats on the sale of your quilt!

cspoonquilt said...

I love your spare parts quilt! And I was at the Sister's show but I don't remember seeing it, grrrr. But then there are about 800- to 100 quilts to see there and I confess I did not get all the way round the show. Anyway it's great! I do remember your cowgirls quilt, it's very cute, congrates on the sale!

Sharon said...

So glad you sold your Cowgirl star, they will cherish it. You look so happy with Mary, what a great photo. It was so fun to quilt this piece and I'm glad it got to be shown off at Sisters, it's such a vibrant quilt.

Judith said...

Just GORGEOUS, I absolutely love it! Must go to Sisters!!!

audrey said...

Oh I've always loved this quilt so much! The outside border work just finishes it off so beautifully. It's such a fun, joyful quilt. Congrats on a wonderful finish and so exciting to see it hanging in the Sisters Quilt show too! Very thrilling for you that your cowgirl quilt sold. Your quilts are always one of a kind and I'm sure that one will be treasured!

bumblebee53 said...

What a glorious quilt in every way! Your quilts are some of my favorites ever - it's no surprise to me that Cowgirl Dreams has sold. Congratulations on the show and sale! (this is madhappycrafter but my wordpress account doesn't work too well on blogger! :D )

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

An amazing quilt! Love all the colour and there's so much to look at! And congrats on selling your quilt!

Karen said...

Wow! Great use of printed fabrics. Wonderful design. So much to look at within the quilt.

pompom said...

Spare parts is an amazing quilt! You should be very proud! Great colours and a lovely design. So bright and happy!

Quilteuse Forever said...

What a happy quilt again! It is at its best hung in Sisters with the sunlight that makes it sing. Its finish is perfect indeed.
The Cowgirl is gone to dream in another home, that is nice news! She will be cherished.
Incredible! I spent one or even two hours yesterday at Mary's blog, discovering her style. My favorite quilt from her is... Sunday Best, because of its link with the Gee's Bend style, because of its colors, because of its flowers... Just because I love it actually!

Barb said...

congrats on your quilt sale - Sisters looks like so much fun. It is on my list to do one year.
Your quilt looks fabulous quilted. It is so dynamic

Misty said...

That quilt is amazing! It must have been quite a challenge to figure out what it needed where.

Karen said...

Spare Parts is so wonderful!! Sisters is on my bucket list when we retire. Florida is a long way!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love your colorful finish. I have only been to The Sister's show one time but it is a great way to enjoy quilts. Portland will be my next stop in a week's time.

Kaja said...

Spare Parts just sings! How lovely that it has been both shown and used. And congratulations on selling Cowgirl Dreams too.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Spare Parts is such an amazing quilt. I love the quilting Sharon has added. It's so fun to see photos of you at Sisters. Congratulations on Cowgirl dreams selling. How special to know its off to a loving home. The logistics of such a big quilt show, hung outside for one day blows my mind. It's a testament to all the people who contribute to making it happen.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Fantastic quilt! How nice to be able to go to quilt shows and have your quilts shown. I have to go abroad, because in Greece, there are still very little shows.

roccagal said...

still loving all ur quilts!!! congrats on the sale and being in the show!!!!

Victoria said...

Your quilts are always a visual delight! Congrats on your sale, I am sure the lucky owner is thrilled!

Lynette said...

Spare Parts is wonderful - perfect perky scrappiness, and such pretty quilting on it. I would love the see the Sisters Outdoor show, and how fun to have a quilt in it.