Well, I have attended another quilt show. This one was a smaller more quaint one. Lots of intricate quilting and a few beautiful quilts. Some were great patterns but how they were quilted were a meh to me. Here are the two show stoppers that I really liked. There were so many but I forgot my camera (dang it)! So these were taken with a family members cell phone. A shout out to the photographer!!! Thanks son!
The first quilt is a tumbling block pattern made with a 9 patch, oh sew clever! And the second was made from 30s reproduction fabrics and was a beautiful butterfly pattern. I would love to make both of these. The rhombus quilt (tumbling block) I will have to invest in another template. The butterfly quilt, I have the fabrics but have way to many UFOs to complete.
Besides this quilt show I actually got to go out and eat. This is a rarity for me as I am always the one cooking up a mess in the kitchen. The food was ok, the service was ok. I am so glad I did not have to cook!!!! Then there was a little shopping. At the quilt show, I spied the nolting longarm quilting machine. I WANT this MACHINE! I really had a good feel for this machine, but where in the heck would I put it in my very lived in active house? I would have to buy another house to accommodate it or rent space somewhere. I just don’t want to do that. I went ahead and gave the lady what I wanted in a used machine, so the Big HOUSTON quilt show is coming up and there will be trade ins. Maybe I will catch a break and get the machine I want for the price I want. But where in the heck will I put it? That is TBD, when there is a will there is a way.
There is nothing better than to get wind in your sales by going and getting inspiration at a quilt show. You see so many great ideas and lovely details.
Now onto other quilt business. I have made a little more ripping progress in the Green Lemonade quilt. I only have a couple more blocks to rip down, then there will be a gob of sewing and these go together rather quickly so be looking for a completed post in the next couple of weeks. If all goes well tomorrow, piecing will ensue. Perhaps I should count up all my UFOs and cross them off by 1/4 finished, 1/2 finished/ 3/4 finished, and completed? hmmmm, I will be looking into this as it is a good idea for all those unfinished quilts.
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