Last weekend Mom and I went to the Narragansett Bay Quilters bi-annual quilt show at a nearby high school. We met my good buddy Ruth there and proceeded to walk around the gym while oohing and ahhing about the amazing talent on display.
So I thought I’d share some quiltin’ eye candy with you.
I thought this quilt was stunning. Paper pieced and gorgeous.
Here’s a vintage top quilted and displayed. This has inspired me to do something with the vintage quilt tops I’ve collected since 1972.
I loved all of the intricate machine quilting on this one. I could happily do this kind of machine quilting for weeks on end. Until I went blind.
This one definitely takes a design board. Simple blocks, but a complicated assembly to make it into a work of art. We all loved this one.
And now for some applique. My fingers can’t do this kind of needlework, but Ruth’s can. She’s really good at it, so this quilt inspired her.
What a variation on a wedding ring pattern! I’ve always wanted to make one of these. Maybe next winter…
And here are cross-stitch blocks at the center of log cabin blocks. These were the smallest cross stitches I’ve ever seen in my life.
Of course no quilt show would be complete without a vendor section. I resisted buying fabric and a sewing table (saving that purchase for next winter), but I won a door prize at one of the booths!
We went out to lunch, celebrated Mother’s Day early (I’ll be in Austin on the official Sunday) and staggered home. I have a few quilt projects to finish up before we leave for the lake–mostly making binding–but there will be no more new quilts until November.
Summer = cooking, canning, music, dock time, parties, reunions, family gatherings and staring at the mountains. Heaven!