Here is the second half of the quilt pictures I took at the Las Vegas Quilt Show in Henderson NV:
"Baravelle Spiral" by Sandra Foster; Sandra stated that her design source was "geometrical quilts". She made this as her entry in the guild challenge.
This is not an easy pattern to piece, but looking closely at Sandra's work, the piecing was awesome, with points matching beautifully.
The quilting also truly makes this quilt stand out; both elements together definitely deserved that big blue ribbon!
Closeup of the heavy embellishment....
"An Ocean of Stars", paper pieced by Carolyn Ratola, quilted by Tony Ratola. Her design source was "Reach For the Stars", a Mariners Compass book by Brenda Henning. "Originally started in 2006, took apart, changed fabric and added borders for a more finished look."
Closeup of the borders and the heavy quilting in them....
...beautiful, beautiful quilting! And a big fat blue ribbon!
"Texture Games" by Karen Garth was inspired by a Jenny Rayment class. Karen combined a number of textured blocks and borders from Jenny Rayment's classes and books to make this small quilt.