Friday, February 26, 2010

Spencer Museum Quilt - Urn Block

The urn block from the Spencer Museum quilt was so much fun to make. We were also so fortunate to visit the Amish Abstractions exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francsico last weekend. Amish quilts just touch my soul, and it was wonderful to see them up close. Sorry, have no pictures to share because the museum didn't allow this. The quilting stitches were just exquisite - so tiny and even. What surprised me is that almost all of the quilts had machine sewn bindings where the machine stitching was visible on the front of the quilt. I wonder if this was done for strength? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Friends in Folsom

Met up with two new friends from my Primitive Yahoo group at the Folsom Quilt Show on Saturday. They are lovely ladies and we all had the best time looking at the quilts and having lunch at a Mexican restaurant after the show! Only got to take one picture of this gorgeous applique quilt at the show before my camera died, but I'm happy that I got this one. We laughed after the show when we discovered that we all purchased some of the same fabric that is shown in the first two photos. Thought the fabric would go well in the Spencer Museum quilt that I am making.
A wonderful home dec store in Folsom is going out of business (sad!), so was able to purchase the birds for 40% off. The white bird was sitting on a green painted box in the store, but I thought I can paint my own little box? Purchased the paper mache box and green paint at Michaels, and will paint/prim it up with some brown shoe polish. Fell in love with the Mr. Jingles Santa Doll pattern by Reets' Rags to Stitches. It was adorable in person, so need to get it finished before the holidays next year.