Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
I will tell you, though, that I was hugely disappointed to see that many of the signatures bled after being washed. I used permanent markers too!! Ugh!!
I suppose I should have tested them before I had the kids sign them. Lesson learned!!
Now I have a couple of days at home to catch up!!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Tucked in the back of the quilts in Nantes was an exhibit of quilts which used the block "flying geese" in some fashion. Let me tell you that I was completely blown Away by the creativity in the quilts submitted.
Here are my two favorites:
Now this one was off the charts:
That's the end of the Nantes quilts. It was truly a great experience!!
Now let me show you my very simple quilting skills!! Nothing like what was in Nantes, but that's okay!! I made a quilt for the doll quilt swap that my friend Lori hosted.
I used heavy thread and did some very Primitive hand quilting:
Friday, April 29, 2016
There was a booth of Linda Koenig's quilts which were beautiful!
Tomorrow I will show the quilts I loved the best.
Here is a display window in Paris of a store selling the most gorgeous (and expensive!) umbrellas I've ever seen!! I'd never take them out in the rain though!
Here is another window of a perfume shop. The Parisians spare no expense in doing windows!
Thursday, April 28, 2016
I've been a bad blogger this past week so I'm late in posting more pictures from the Quiltmania show. Forgive me! Lots of babysitting!
The show was organized around the featured quilters. One which was just amazing was Yoko Saito. Here are some of her quilts:
There were some modern quilts which I'm not usually crazy about but these caught my eye!
I still have more to show but in the meantime I'll show you my doll quilt that I made and sent off to Virginia! It's international--I pieced it in Wisconsin and did the Primitive hand quilting in France. How exciting is that? Hopefully she will like it! It's a Lori Smith pattern btw.
And last night I caught up on my Circa 2016 blocks, which I really enjoyed!
Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to share more Nantes pictures during the kids' naps!! Did I mention that we will have a new grand baby in November??!! Yup! My son and his wife are expecting!! Life is not just good-- it's phenomenal!