Saturday, July 19, 2014

Quilt show pictures

Here are some of the quilts I liked best this year. One of my favorites is very unusual: looks like 3 chairs!!  I think it's using Kaffe Fassett fabrics as is the stool I just loved. 

I loved this hodge-podge of blocks:

This spool quilt was awesome:
Fun fabrics!!

I generally prefer traditional quilts but I really enjoyed this bike scene:

This is a simple 4patch but it doesn't seem like it:

I loved the border on this Irish chain:

This is a Bonnie pattern and I loved it! The fact that she used my friend's pattern only made it more attractive to me!

This is going to be one of my next projects using a jelly roll:

This is a traditional pattern with modern brights:
This is the block:

I have a friend who sails and I took this picture for her. Very clever:

Thrn after a hard day of looking a quilts, we were ready for a beer! Here is Lori enjoying a beer sampler !

Here are the 3 of us:
It was a great week with very special friends! We are already talking about a challenge using orphan blocks for next year!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

And the winner is....

So many wonderful comments from so many eager quilters.

The winner of the giveaway is:


Can you send me your email address so I can get your mailing address, please?

Thanks to everyone who sent me a comment.

quilts from the show will be posted later today!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quilt purchases

Our first stop at the antique quilt booth was a big success. We brought our quilts back home and laid them out on my bed to admire. I think we all loved what we bought.

I bought this one and just love it. It's even  brighter now after I washed it! 

 Back side and quilting detail

This one is so sweet!! Not a ton of quilting but the appliqué is great!

Lori found this gem and it's awesome! Great quilting and wonderful design!

Lori's other find! 

Very interesting design!

The quilter embroidered her name on the front. I really like the idea!

This is beautiful!

Very unusual fabrics and great piecing, although we couldn't decide if it was pieced or appliquéd. 

I still need to show you quilts from the show... Coming next along with the winner of my giveaway. Stay tuned!!!

Antique purchases

Our first stop in Sisters has always been at a small antique quilt booth. We have all found great bargains and beautiful quilts over the years. This year is the last time our woman is doing it and I think the word spread because the booth was really busy even at 8:30
This is an overview of what was on display:

 The woman on the right is Anne, who we've bought many treasures from over the years. 

This is Lori holding on to her first find of the day!

This is a better look at what she found. Isn't it gorgeous!

This is the other seller, Barry, who is also retiring.

I think Claire snatched this one up.

I got this one! I love it. More photos later during our show n tell on my bed!

I almost bought this one and I'm really sorry I didn't. It's gorgeous!

I did get this one which is a "cutter" quilt but the bargain of the day!! $40!

Another view of the displays.

You can see why it was so hard to decide! They Are all fabulous! Mind you this is all before we started looking at the show! Kind of put us in the mood!!

I will show you what everyone got later today.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sisters quilt show

Here is a view of the Main Street of Sisters, which is closed for the day.
It is beautiful but hot!!
One of my quilts did sell early on. The second one hasn't sold yet although I think it's not in as good of a location.

This is the side of the Stitchin Post with the employee challenge.

Here are Lori and Claire early on!

I have lots of pictures!

Quilt show day

It's the second Saturday of July and that means it's the quilt show in Sisters.  We've been going to the show as a group for Atleast a dozen years but it never gets old. 
So Claire (confessions of an eclectic quilter) , Lori (Humble quilts) and I got up super early, packed our lunches and set off for Sisters.
I'll send you pictures and updates. I put in two quilts to sell so keep your fingers crossed!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Today's project

Back in 2002 I went to the Houston show and took a picture of a quilt that I loved. I'd only sewn a little bit of it until this week when I got motivated.  Here are two of the blocks. There are pink/brown blocks alternating. I love these colors together. The quilt should have sashing in between the blocks and I think there will be 12 or 15 blocks in total.  The blocks are 3"finished, by the way.