Some of the CL's an I went to Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio on Friday. I took the day off and I drove. Here we are!! We had such a good time. There were some fabulous quilts and of course a trip to the quilt shop that is there too!
If you go to to my Flickr account you can see all the pictures I took but here are a few of my favorites. This was a striking quilt. I wonder how the quilter made those fabulous wheels?
I took a picture of this one because my DD1 graduated from GVSU and I have never seen anyone make a quilt like this one! I love the logo.
There were a group of challenge quilts when we entered the show. They had to use certain fabric and no pieces bigger than 5". There were so many unique quilts but I loved these 2 the best. Go figure, huh? The one on the right has some cross stitching in the cats.
I loved this bunny quilt. I have made this quilt once already. I had the CL's make the bunnies and I assembled it. I didn't do the sashing the same as this either. I have all 30 bunnies sitting in a box at my own house waiting to be put together! I even have the sashing all cut and ready to put together. It's on my list! Stop nagging!!
I thought this would be neat to do for our church office. (or something like it) Simple but elegant! The letters look like they are raw edge appliqued. Neat, huh?
This Baltimore Album quilt was so beautiful. On my Flickr account you can see the upclose on the peacock and it is gorgeous! Never in my lifetime would I ever finish something like that.
Ok, so we went to the quilt shop and I bought this panel to make that quilt. It is from Andover fabrics and the pattern is free on their website. Aren't those animals the cutest??
I know you will all be shocked but here is some fabric I bought to make something for myself!! I found that there are a few more fabrics that go with this line (Natural Effects, Marcus Brothers) so will probably get a few more. Marcus Brothers has a pattern on their website using the fabric and it is pretty cute, I may make a few changes and use that one. I would minimize the brown in it I think.
On Sunday, after I had enough weeding, I started to put together the disappearing 9 patch blocks into rows and I have about half of the 13 rows assembled. Here is my 9 patch inspector. She was busy marking my sewing table so all the other cats know that it is hers. Wouldn't my friend, Mary (who this is for) just die to see Aiden on her quilt? She is terribly alergic to cats. This one will have to go into the wash before I give it to her!
I did not have a particularly great diet weekend but my weight stayed the same, still down by 20. Slow and steady, *sigh*