Monday, August 16, 2010

Design Wall Monday--8/16/10


I got nothin'--my design wall was taken down and folded up during the big move-back this weekend.  Nick has returned, along with his stuff.  Thank goodness he doesn't have much more than when he left three years ago!  However, there was a lot more furniture shuffle here as well as painting and cleaning at his rental. We are all tired of moving!  So instead, enjoy some photos from the Ventura County Fair:
A very exciting event--Grant's band playing at the Fair!
They played two shows sandwiching a hypnotist.

I only got two shots of the performance before my camera battery died and the other is not worth uploading!  You can just see the drummer in the background, whose wife is a professional photographer and got a lot better shots than I did.  The band sounded great and despite freezing in the seats because of the wind and low 50's temps, a good time was had by all.  I, uh, mostly used my camera's battery power to take pics of quilts before the band's show.  Sorry, honey!

Very cute miniature quilts lined up in front of the forest scene.

Wish I could have gotten up closer to see whether the seaweed was thread work or applique. I love the Hawaiian Islands in red!

Every-kind-of-basket quilt.

Repros scrappy in indigo and red, very striking.

I think this may have been strip pieced and the leftovers used for the border.  I loved the colors.

Very cool Asian looking design, totally not my normal colors but intriguing.  Hopefully next Monday I will actually have some quilty content of my own to show.  My new sewing desk should be here in a day or two.  so excited!  Tonight is another meeting of The Orts, my quilting circle of three.  Looking forward to it!
Edited to add: See other Design Walls here.


Happy Room Diana said...

I love the idea of having nothing on a design board.. means things can only get better. First time I've been on your blog, will come back again.

libbyquilter said...

good morning and thanks for the lovely quilt "show".

i've been thinking that i need a design wall but just don't know where i would put one . . . before we moved into this house (several years ago) i had one and found that projects would actually get layered on top of one another (just like in real life) and the bottom layers were like discovering forgotten presents~!~ maybe i should re-think my space and see what i can come up with . . .

congrats on the new sewing desk. it's good that you have something great like that to define your current improvised sewing space.


Candace said...

Sometimes it's good to have a blank design wall - and some extra time for thoughts about what might go there next! Looks like you had a great time at the fair - Grant's band must be fantastic! Great quilt photos, too! Thanks, Annie!

Quilt Hollow said...

Gorgeous quilts! I loved the mountain, trees and quilts. The basket quilt you mentioned I have a BOM series to do. It was fun seeing it in such a bright and vibrant colorway.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I like the last quilt best. Very unusual. Isnt it wonderful the variety of designs quilters churn out?

ANudge said...

Thanks for the eye candy! I especially liked Every-kind-of-basket quilt.

Cynthia L. said...

I really like the basket quilt.

I am jealous that you had 50 degree weather! It is so hot and humid here. I bet it was fun listening to your husband's band! Just imagine - you are a groupie!!

Vivian said...

I enjoyed being kind of a groupie with my DH's band, when he was still in one. Such pride we wives have, being entertained along with everyone else at the fair or concert, and we get to go home with a musician!
I'm writing this while I'm choking on some giggles. I'm thinking about your battery being worn out on the quilt pictures first -- and Grant got only the last gasp the battery power. (I'm still giggling -- aren't we quilters just plain evil sometimes?)

Marg said...

Thanks for showing the quilts, aren't they all amazing, I like the scrappy indigo and red and the last one.
That's my trick, run out of camera battery just when it matters!