Penny in England sent a most adorable pin cushion to Barbara Black.
When I was in Maine last week, Wendy and I stopped in at Cyndi's Busy Thimble. I must say that I was in awe! She has every wall covered in samples, most of which are minis. She did have a few larger samplers. She gave me permission to share some of them with you.
This one is made using Wendy's favorite pot holder method, which is similar to the quilt as you go concept. Each separate little block is hand quilted, bound and ultimately all the little blocks are sewn to each other by whipstitch.
Cyndi was replicating an antique quilt when she made this.
There are VERY small pieces in this log cabin quilt. Just gorgeous! Note on top of the bolts are some bundles of fabrics. Cyndi has a great way to sell fat quarters: she puts a group together and arranges them in such a way that you can see more than just the corners (as is usually done with fat quarters). You can fan through the bundle and see the length of the fabric--atleast about 9" worth! I will admit that I bought at least a couple of them!
This is another log cabin and great little 9-patch. These were hanging just above the cutting area and Cyndi's desk. I think the 9-patches are 1-1/2".
This was another sampler she had hanging.
This was a sample she made using a new fabric line's charm squares. I particularly loved the way she used the sashing fabric. So much so that in fact, I had to buy some.
I just love this one sample. I'm a sucker for toiles, no doubt about it.
Such a great use of a variety of fabrics and different shapes!
These little quilts would keep me busy for weeks!
I know I've posted many scenic pictures but I just couldn't get enough of them!
This is the road right in front of Cyndi's shop, which is on my right. I was standing in the driveway. I think her house is the next driveway up on the right.
Then we went to lunch at a great new place on a lake. Oh, just another lake. OMG. It was gorgeous!
Sadly it was raining and you couldn't see much. But can you believe those colors?? I have not edited the picture at all. I am thinking of making a calendar out of my fall pictures!
Next I'll show you pictures from the Shelburne, both of the museum quilts and those that were shared by the participants in the study group. I'm off to meet Lori for coffee since we went straight up to the cabin in Oregon after getting back from Maine.