Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quilt show

I'll quickly give you an update on the bat... we never saw it again... that creeps me out pretty bad. What if it's still alive (unlikely, I know) and living in my office?!?!? I'll have the pest control guys come out and make sure they aren't hanging out in our attic. Eew. I hope you all had a good laugh about it. It wasn't very funny when in happened but it is funny now. As far as googling it, well, we had no idea what to do to get it out so we looked it up. You've gotta love the internet for that!

On to less creepy things.

First off, a very Happy Fathers Day to all of the wonderful daddies out there. I know I have a good one here at my house. I am hoping he'll have a nice quite day to do whatever he'd like to do. Of course, the kids will make it hard to have a quite day. Here's to hoping.

So, yesterday my mom accompanied me the the NJ Quilt Convention. You will all be so proud to know that I didn't buy any fabric for myself. I bought two books though. One of the books had my name in the title. How could I pass that up! Now, my mom on the other hand, bought fabric. She finally found something that spoke to her. She pointed out how much she liked it so I asked her about it. What do you like, the colors, pattern, etc? She like the whole thing.

The nice lady in the shop got the last two panels out for me and we began looking around the booth for the accompanying fabrics in the line. I found lots of them. My mom was surprised that I could look at a shelf of fabric and just point out which ones went with the line of fabric. I guess working in a quilt store for three years taught me something. This is what we ended up bringing home.

I will be the one putting the quilt together but I don't mind at all. I like to quilt. Free fabric for me to play with? SWEET! That will keep me out of the quilt stores for a while. Since I don't have a specific pattern I'll have to make something up. I think I'll do the panel blocks on point with Ohio Stars. I hope we got enough fabric!

I have a few other small things I'd like to make along the way here as I work on my Aunts quilt (the half square triangles are done!!!) and my Mom's new one. I need to make a purse for my friend who is abandoning me and returning to Denver! I can't forget that I am supposed to make a charity quilt. Also, a doula friend of mine is going to have a baby in a few months and I'd like to make her something. I am not quite sure what I want to do for her because I don't know if she's having a boy or a girl. Do I make something gender neutral or do I wait and see what she has?

Wow, I wanted to talk about the quilt show and here I am discussing a baby quilt... Where was I?

Well, the show was pretty neat. I can't say I always agree with the judges choices but I am not inspecting the quilts. We are all drawn to different things I suppose. There were beautiful pieces of artwork, intricate applique, piecing so tiny I couldn't imagine working with it, antiques, and many more. I always enjoy looking at the broad range of what is considered "quilting". Really, it quite amazing.


Scylla said...

Not abandoning.... expanding the size of our friendship. ;)

Ise will nevers abandons youse.

woman at the well said...

I was so glad to go to the quilt show with you. We always have a great time. Not that I had any doubts about the quilt, but if I did, seeing how pretty it is in the photos and how well the line goes together gives me great hope for the future! I really enjoy seeing the antique quilts and examining the new ones.

Amy Y said...

I can't wait to see what you "make up" for your mom's quilt, oh, creative one!
The bat story gave me white a good giggle... And Ria and I were still giggling about it a couple days later. I hope they aren't in your attic though ~ creepy!