Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
My sister Kathy and I spent a lovely several hours at the Camarillo Quilt Guild show on Saturday. This local show is put on every other year. This year there were more vendors than ever, and more quilts than ever. Here are a few of my favorites.
What a great block this is--an expanding star of some kind. Loved it.
Intriguing take on the One Block Wonder. Another terrific quilt.
How nice that her husband was the instigator!
A favorite color in this traditional quilt.
Beautiful big quilt, too.
Hi Lani! Love your quilt! I met Lani a couple of years ago as she is a local reader of my blog.
How about this interesting version of Storm at Sea?
I really liked her fabric choices, which was a surprise since blue isn't a color I'm usually drawn too. It must be the Asian prints, those seem to attract my attention often :)
I think I've bought some of that dragonfly print before!
Another blue Asian quilt that I loved. This one is called Falling Pagodas. See the sashing? It is not a print.
The sashing is hand-embroidered with a feather stitch and about one bazillion french knots. Amazing! Really great to see so much variation and individuality on many of the quilts. And then there was a little shopping...
These batik 1/2 to yard cuts will be used for a quilt for my sister in law who's having a big birthday in a few months. Lots of additions will be made to this pile, however, before any cutting and sewing is done.
The colors got a bit washed out in this photo but you can see the bigger scale of the prints against that smaller cheddar background, which is also destined for the High Cotton (Kim Diehl) quilt. The Perle cotton was a nice find too--these are hand dyed and yummy in person.
My last purchase of the day was in the silent auction area, where a large display of mini quilts on stands was available. Unfortunately there were few bidders, so I was given the two minis I wanted without waiting for the end of the show. After I'd paid the cashier and was about to put the minis in my bag, I realized one had a label--Made by Lani!! Too funny that I liked her big quilt and her mini. My photos were terrible so no sharing today. I'm pleased to support the quilters of the CQG and look forward to another show in a couple of years.
Monday, April 7, 2014
A week passed before I touched my sewing machine. It was a stressful week at work and I was tired at night. But yesterday I did sew a little.