Monday, March 21, 2011

What a Fabulous Spring Break!

What a fabulous spring break!

It started with a trip the Quilt Guild of Dallas Quilt show. My youngest daughter went with me (she loves fabric—smart girl!) and my neighbor Randi went also. We had a fun time and saw some lovely quilts.

"Celtic Nine-Patches" by Jaynette Huff. Paper foundation pieced and hand-appliqued and –beaded.

"Hugs and Kisses" by Jay Conrad. It was an fun and colorful use of plaid.

"Three-inch Ohio Star" by Annie Rosser who claims she enjoyed every block. Beautiful work.

A bunny quilt! "Bunnies Running Amok" by Sally Brown.

When we go to quilt shows we think of a “motif” or “traditional pattern” that we play I Spy and look for in the show. When we walked the Dallas show we decided to look for bunnies! As this was our bunny quilt. So pretty!
There are even bunnies in the quilting.

It has a very pretty border and a lovely scalloped edge.

"Amish Go to Hawaii" by Pebble Rehm.

"Bubblicious" by Concetta Boscardin

“Millefiori Revival” by Rebecca Yarbrough. I’m in love with this. I’m fascinated by these diamond star hexagons. Absolutely beautiful!

“Stars Over America” by Joelen Mershon

“Star Light, Star Bright” by Iva Grant. This quilt was pieced by Judith Earp and hand-quilted by Iva. Amazing!

“Dots” by Sharon Chambers. Lots and lots of polka dots-so fun!

“Shannon’s Eye of the Storm” by Vicki Conley. Look for the Storm at Sea pattern.

Even Ellie gave the eye “the eye”.

And the grand prize winner – the aptly named “Icing on the Cake” my Linda M. Roy.

If Randi had moved a little bit to the right, she could have been Best of Show.

But we had to check out the vendors too. Ellie enjoyed hanging out with some well-dressed girls…

and tried on a lovely hat.

Ellie came home with some fabric for an new outfit and I came home with a portable design wall. Sigh. I said I wasn’t going to buy anything. But that didn’t last.

So with the new design wall up, I put up my meager blocks and started ironing. I’ve gotta get busy!

I may currently be a slacker, but now, at least, I look like a professional slacker!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful show.
    Your last sentence make me laugh...