First up is Cactus Roundup. This is a very "Texas" quilt. The thing I loved was all the varieties of cacti around the border. They are hand appliqued and embellished with various embroidery for flowers and needles.
Here are the tulips. I think that is a little ladybut on the leaf. The detail work in this one is amazing. I wish I had a good photo of the poinsettias...they used a fabric covered button for the flower centers.
The judges were as impressed as I was, obviously.
Here is another quilt that amazed me. These are mums, I think...each petal is folded fabric. It is extremely 3 dimensional.
This is the same quilt but I loved the rose and forget-me-nots. This is a talented quilter.
This is the same quilt but I had to show you EACH grape is hand applique'd. I love the stitched vines as well. One again, the judges and I were in agreement! This was a wedding quilt for a couple that got married in 2007. I sure hope they appreciate this beauty!
I have a lot more quilts to share but I am going to break this up into several installments. I took soooo many photos. I apologize for the poor quality of some/most of the photos. They were behind glass in weird lighting and it was hard to get a good shot.