Tuesday, October 18, 2016

more eye candy from PIQF

This is the last batch of pictures of quilts that I thought were interesting at the PIQF.  But first I need to show you the hottest item that was being sold at the show.  There were two booths selling these.

They are rulers for home machines to do machine quilting as if you had a long-arm.  The lines to buy them were ridiculous!! They were selling like crazy!

I was intrigued but figured that I'd never be able to figure it out, even though they had videos on youtube to follow.  They were expensive and no one bought only one ruler, of course.  So I passed.  Aren't you proud???

I thought this quilt was really clever.  I love when a quilter uses piecing for a background so the piecing is not the true design. The old log cabin block!!

I took a close-up since I just loved the way it was done.  Also, the quilting is pretty impressive!

This one was pretty simple but there was something about it that really appealed to me.  I love the colors (jewel tones) and the pattern is very striking. Not complex, which is perfect for me.  No points to match!! VBG

This was a Dear Jane done in colors I hadn't seen before.  It was beautiful.  Maybe some day I'll do one.  I once made a couple of blocks and they were awful so I quit... sound familiar??? ;-)  Maybe I won't, though!

I thought this was charming!  And won a ribbon (not that that makes me like a quilt, mind you!)

I thought this was charming, too, using those large florals by Kaffe Fassett, which I'll use one of these days.  I am collecting them.

I think I'm a sucker for this type of sampler quilt.  I love being able to make all different blocks, so I don't get bored making the same block over and over.  Although when you see the next quilt, you'll see why I don't stick to that philosophy!

Then there's this one... all the blocks are the same but you sure wouldn't know it.  I love doing that!

They are all sawtooth stars but the colors used make the blocks look so different.  I really enjoy doing that, too.

My dh and I are enjoying the fall colors on a trip to Maine this week.  This is a place that we've wanted to visit for years so we're really enjoying it.

Here is a tree just in front of the B&B where we are staying on the coast.  I think the tree is over 75 yrs old.  Oh, and the B&B is from the 1850s!!

What else does one want to see in Maine?? Lighthouses!  We walked out on this breakwater to a true lighthouse.  Then we had to hurry back because the tide was coming in and the path was about to get covered with water!

What does the rest of the trip have in store??  Well, we are going to meet Wendy Reed, who lives in Bath.  I'm very excited about that.  And of course we are going to Busy Thimble and meeting Cyndi there on Friday.

But then??  What could be better??  Just wait.  Do I sound like an infomercial?

I'm joining them on a journey to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont on Saturday for a day of with a quilt study group!!!  I am really thrilled.  I've always wanted to visit that museum. I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to share from THAT excursion!!  Stay tuned!  Thank you, Wendy!!


  1. I have never heard of those rulers. I'll have to look them up and see if anything makes them better than what I already have.
    Some gorgeous quilts! The one with the chains fascinates me, and that is an interesting colorway for a DJ quilt.
    Love the Fall colors--and that looks like an exciting walk back from the lighthouse. : )
    Enjoy your time with Wendy and Cyndi!!

  2. Sounds like fun. The Shelburne is awesome! I know you'll love it.
    My trip to Maine was unforgettable!

  3. What a wonderful program ! Meet Wendy and go to Busy Thimble ! And then visiting the Shelburne ! Enjoy a lot Randy and please, take some pics !! :)

  4. Oh those quilts are amazing! And, I should have warned you that we are in the midst of moon tides this week and that you might get wet if you didn't hurry back! I can't wait to see you tomorrow!

  5. Your trip to Maine sounds wonderful--the Shelburne, wow! Love that sawtooth quilt too. I've been doing ruler work since on my sit-down machine--it's fun!

  6. Great post and thank you (as always) for sharing the quilt pics ... they feed my "soul" ;-) Beautiful! Shelburne is on my bucket list but with a husband who hates to travel I'm not sure it will work its way to the top ;-( That walkway was interesting and you wonder how they keep it intact with all the water that flows over it daily. Love staying in B&Bs and to be in a place where the colors are so beautiful would be extra special. ENJOY!! Linda

  7. What a good use of log cabin blocks in the floral design.

    Fall in New England. What a wonderful time to visit there.

  8. great post - sorry to miss you tomorrow :(
    Have a great time!

  9. Interesting you should post about Parrs, Bruce Parr used to service the sewing machines when I had my shop. I'm so pleased his new business has taken off !