I had the pleasure of attending the Vermont Quilt Festival held on June 22-24 this year. It was an honor to see two customer quilts hung with pride.
The first quilt is a variation of the rail fence pieced by Cathy Harless. I really like the red and tan color theme Cathy chose. On this quilt I used a panto of a Narcissus, very compactly stitched with a neutral Onmi thread. Sorry I did not get a close up shot but here is the full photo:
Next is an amazing appliqué quilt by Anne Messier. I love the gold tones and the scrappy appliqués is so perfect. Anne even appliquéd that brick red V-type outside border on instead of piecing it. This quilt was custom quilted in simple leafy vines in a gold Omni thread to blend. It is not overdone so Anne's appliqué shines. Anne certainly deserves that red ribbon attached to the quilt.