Friday, April 1, 2011

Quilt Show

Every two years, the 5 guilds in our county have a quilt show. Some years there's alot of traditional work, others there has seemed to be more contemporary pieces. This year, there were a couple quilts that gave me goosebumps, they were so impressive. These pictures are a sampling of them. Are they not simply gorgeous?? I hope you can see them well, I took them on my phone. It wasn't till I reviewed my shots, that I realized they were all album quilts. Each one was appliqued and quilted by hand. Exquisite work.

Are you all familiar with the blog Scrappy Appleyard? It's a wonderful blog and she's a great gal. You can access her blog from mine. It's worth checking out. The reason I mention her, is Johna'Lee had a booth at the show, and geesh, I wish I'd gotten a picture of it because it was a wonderful booth, my favorite there. I also wish I'd gotten one of us together, since I feel as though I've made a new friend. She's a delighful gal.

Everything I bought, I bought from her, and this is a sampling of my booty.

These patterns are wonderful, she's designed them. This picture doesn't do them justice, but you can see the samples on her blog.

Have you ever scalloped the edges of your quilt? On purpose?? Just kidding!!

Well, she gave a demo on how to use this tool she sells, and boy, will this make is a cinch. The package has this large one and a smaller one, infinite possibilities!
Wishing you wonderful days,



A Finish in a busy month

I can't believe this month has flown by so quickly, and I've not posted that whole time. How are you all doing? I've truly missed you. When I've finished posting, I'm going to spend some time checking your blogs, catching up on the news.

We had date day today. We try to do that every few weeks. Sometime it involves going to the beach and shopping at Costco. Isn't that an interesting combination? Today, we did get the shopping done, but then he suggested we go to lunch, then he surprised me with a movie to boot. We saw HOP. I wasn't even aware of it. I know, it's pretty much a kids movie, but I love them, and this one is particularly cute. HOP is my new love! He's sooo cute!

Do you recall the twirly skirt I made for our grandaughter? Well I had enough fabric for two, so her best friend got one as well. I love this picture, since they look like two ladies out for the day, stopping to share the latest gossip. Check out the Minnie Mouse purse. What a girly girl!! This is my one finish for March. From a kit, it was easy and fun. Obviously it's hanging on the wall, though I intend for it to be a table topper. Other goings on, a quilt show, meeting one of my favorite bloggers, visiting the grandbaby, again! Working on the hawaiin quilt, and Marianne Wenn. I'll report more on all this in the next couple of days. In the meantime, have a blast, hope you're warming up, we certainly are!! Blessings, Linda