California quilters had a productive year this year. Here is a sampling of my favorite traditional quilts that were shown in the Pacific International Quilt Festival XX.
Geraldine Nall's miniature wall quilt stopped me in my tracks. She used a mind-boggling 6,300 pieces of fabric to create a quilt that is a mere 23" square. Using only the pineapple blocks pattern, Nall created 140 tiny 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" squares. The result is a stunning, balanced interplay of black and white.
Diana Tatro belongs to a group of sixteen quilters that exchanges quilt blocks each year.
This year's red and white basket theme created the building blocks that produced a beautiful quilt with unity and rhythm.
Holly Casey drew inspiration for this striking blue and gold Dizzy Geese quilt from a book by L. Amanda Owens and Patricia Wilens. I like the trend-setting geese in the lower right corner.
Clem Buzick and Ann Helbling created "Maritime in Red"...
...with intricate quilt motifs.
Next time, the innovative quilts.