Fairs are BIG business in Texas and the quilt competition is always fierce!!
These quilts were the winners at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and they were so much fun!!
There was so much to see on this first one…..
….and I spent several minutes taking it all in. Look at the earnings…..
…..and I love this quote….
This next quilt made me happy. I made a strip quilt in this basic design, but adding the black outside strips changes the look entirely!!
I know that this pattern from Laura Heine is everywhere these days, but I love seeing the quilts anyway!!! It reminds me of my Dad and his love of his cows!!!
This next quilt is cute but I REALLY love the title….a take on a George Strait song “Amarillo by Morning”. AND, since I lived in the Texas Panhandle (pretty close to Amarillo), it scratches another itch for me……
I have a thing about quilts that are all straight lines, but appear curvy and this is a great example of that phenomenon…..
Another reminder of home was this quilt showcasing barns. Of course, my Dad’s barn never looked this good!…….
This reminds me of several door windows that we have seen while visiting in England. Regardless of that memory, it would be a fun quilt to make!!
This next one is a simple design but the quilting makes it so interesting….
I had to show this quilt because I know that my Mom would have loved it……
The “Broken Star” quilt that she made was one of her favorites!!!
I hope that you enjoyed these few “Texas” quilts.
Come back tomorrow and we will enjoy some of the floral quilts of the “In Full Bloom” exhibit.
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