3/24/13

Picked up a few things at the quilt show

We had a blast at the quilt show yesterday.  Rob is going to try to put a movie together of it.  It was one of those perfect days. 

The first time I lost track of my MIL, she was at the hand quilting exhibit, talking to the ladies there.  All 5 of us moved forward at our own pace, looking at the lovelies and thinking our own thoughts, once in a while running into one another and discussing something we both liked.  Or didn’t.  Or one did and one didn’t, which caused some really fun conversations.  We went on the afternoon of the last day, so we pretty much had the run of the place.  That made it really convenient to stop and look and it was easy to take pictures.  I’m thinking I might post pictures, by sections, maybe one a week and talk about what we liked and which ones won. 

Of course, I had to bring home more things than I took, right?  I tried to buy something from each vendor, except one.  He was selling the most wonderful applique patterns and I knew that if I went in there, I was gonna be in trouble.  I have more than enough applique projects going on right now. 

This show isn’t put on by a guild.  It’s put on by a non-profit that teaches and focuses on the work of senior citizens.  It’s located in downtown Georgetown, TX.  They sell work there and teach and I’m not sure what all.  Anyway, I bought this.  I assumed (and we all know what that means) that it was a kit, but it’s not.  And, after I paid for it, I read the little label affixed to it.  It said “pattern and assorted fabrics”.  Well, they happen to be the colors used in the pattern, and all I’m going to have to add is an off white, and I’ve got a huge new piece of that, so it’s pretty close to a kit, huh?  It even has the backing.  It’s like somebody took the kit, pulled out the off white, cut one chunk off one of the gold FQ’s and then packaged it back up. 

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And, I found a bin of cheap FQ’s, and picked up another pattern I really like and have been waiting to stumble on.  The two baggies contain random squares of vintage fabrics. For a buck, I couldn’t resist.

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Rob picked this FQ of Christmas fabric.

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And, I picked these.  They were my favorite color…

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Yes, two of my quilts won ribbons.  The same two that won last year at the Austin show.  I’m going to have to work harder for that coveted large machine piecing ribbon, but I’ll get it. 

Because we got there late, we were there when they were hanging the ribbons.  The voting is by the people that attend the show and the cut off was just before we got there. 

Yes, I’m pretty much on cloud 9.  Really, there’s not a better way to end a rough work week.  Good food, good company, and blue ribbons.

Be well.  Have a great Sunday.  Lane

16 comments:

Becky said...

Congratulations on your success!!! You truly do spectacular work!!

Bianca said...

Congratulations!!! Wow, two ribbons no less!! You must feel so proud.
Always nice to pick up some new supplies, needed or not. Does any quilter ever visit a show and comes home empty handed???? Don't think so.
Have a lovely sunday and try to land soft when you step off of your cloud.

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I knew it! Congratulations!

I love all your fabrics. That kit with the sunflowers is beautiful! And your FQ's are fantastic!

So glad you have a lovely time. Congratulations again!

xo -E

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your ribbons. Sounds like a fun afternoon. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

ga447 said...

I am not an accomplished quilter, still learning. I am so so happy for your ribbons and it comes so natural to you. You are a master in your sewing/creativity. You win for us.

Kath said...

How exciting! you must be very proud. I love your fabrics, that gold colour is one of my very favourite colours.
I'm looking forward to seeing that particular one in progress.

qltmom9 said...

Congratulations!
I think I'd have bought the same cool stuff! Love those vintage fabric packets!

Lucy~

lw said...

Yes!!! Congratulations on the blue ribbons!

I can't wait to see the photos of the quilts and what you and your family/friends did/didn't like about them.

I love Rob's Christmas fabric. My brain went right away to a sampler idea of various borders around that fabric.

The bag of vintage squares is a great find, I love that kind of thing.

Mary said...

Yay! Two ribbons. And by people who weren't the quilt police, just saw your work and liked it. Good job.

scrappy101 said...

Good for you, I'm happy for you. I really like your work....Congrats

Moneik said...

Congrats! Job well done.

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbons, Lane, but also on finding a great way to share and enjoy your love of quilting.

andsewon said...

Wonderful buys! Really like your fabric choices.
More blues! Well earned I must say! Rob will soon need to build a shadow box for all your pretty ribbons!!
Hugs!

Coloradolady said...

So happy for you!! I knew it!

What great fabrics, and I have to say I really like the Christmas fabric Rob chose. He has a good eye!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Congratulations, Lane! That is so wonderful! I wish I could see your quilts in person!

Susan Entwistle said...

Well deserved blue ribbons! Love your purchases. Especially coveting Robb's FQ. Any idea what line it is?