Friday, November 8, 2013

Quilt show haul

Today I went to the Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expo in Lincoln, NE.

There were lots of venders there with all different types of things… and new ideas for projects were easy to find. I easily parted with my money for some fabric and patterns.

There were lots of quilts on display too  and I thought I'd post some of my favourites.

 First some landscape style

The next 3 are from the exhibit Showcase of "The Mother Road" which were all Route 66 themed 

There were also some very cool quilts from an exhibit called Old Quilts Made New which took old quilt tops that were never quilted or  where the batting/ backing  were damaged and redid them with   New batting baking fabrics and binding. This was my favourite of those

There were lots of other quilts too which were great inspiration in terms of style design and colours.

UFO no more

What started here…

has now become…

It's a Christmas decoration! (a small table topper or a door hanging maybe) as I was originally planning to hang this on a glass door I wanted to make the back cool too … so I made it a crazy quilt
And look it's Jack the Lad approved ;)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Remind me

Sometimes it's fun to look back on old projects. 
I was reminded of this yesterday when I pulled out an old quilt (it's starting to turn cold here.)
This was a quilt I made a few years ago and honestly I see some mistakes and imperfections but the overall feeling is fun and lively. So glad I took the time to have a look at it as I pulled it out.