It's not always clear to me what makes a quilt innovative versus traditional, but the quilts in the four Innovative categories at the International Quilt Festival in Houston were wonderful.
Below are a detail photos from Peony Dream Melody, the second place winner for Innovative Appliqué Large, made by Molly Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, California, on the left and, on the right, Shelter, a quilt in the Innovative Appliqué Small, made by Roxanne Bartel, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The rest of my photos of these two categories are tagged Innovative Appliqué on Flickr.
The Innovative piecers did not disappoint. Here's Cosmati Stars, the second place winner in the Innovative Pieced Large category, made by Judy Mathieson of Sebastopol, California.
And a detail from Sonoran Stars, by Sherri Driver, Tucson, Arizona, the second place winner in the Innovative Pieced, Small category.
The rest of my photos of the Innovative Pieced quilts, Large and Small are tagged Innovative Pieced on Flickr.