Monday, October 28, 2013

a bit of the International at the quilt show

At PIQF, there is an international exhibit that travels from show to show. This year there were quilts from South Africa, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany and the United States as well. I focused on taking some pictures of the ones from South Africa to share with my blogging friend, Cucki who lives there. =^.^=
(Those characters are supposed to look like a cat face :-) for her sweet Maloo)
So I hope you all enjoy these quilts. The penguins have been shown before...forgot they were part of that exhibit and were a favorite.

A modern one!

Penguins :-)

I'm not sure but I think these last two were also from South Africa...didn't get a clear picture of the quilt label. Interesting couching and filled applique with the grasshopper and butterfly.  Of course, loved the rhino!

I'm not much of a traveler so it is wonderful that these quilts traveled to me :-)
Happy Monday to Cucki and Maloo and to all of you! I have a few more pictures to share later.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

more pictures...I hope!

Hopefully I will be able to get pictures of more of the PIQF 2013 show here and not have them rotate on me!

This is a gorgeous quilt and I thought I took a picture of the quilt artist's info but I can't find it. She also had another quilt in the show that also took a blue ribbon so I'm sure someone out there knows her name. If you send it to me, I will post it. She is deserving the attention she is getting with her quilts...beautiful work!
This is a favorite of mine for the picture of the turtles and also the wonderful border!

Blogger is making me crazy....I will try again another day for more pictures.
But I hope you enjoy these beautiful turtles :-)

I'm having a "day" here!

I was trying to write a new post to share more pictures but the pictures kept coming out sideways despite trying to edit them in their original copy. Blogger couldn't seem to let me post a new version and then...! I accidently deleted my last post. Argggh!  So I'm posting the pictures from the last post again and will try another post again to try and get the others shown. Oh my....

So here's my favorite.  Nancy Brown's "Pets"

O.K. I'm on to try again with the next post.

Friday, October 11, 2013

mailbox treats

When I participated in the Pets on Quilts blog hop, I won a prize from one of the sponsors. Country Crossroads Quilt Shop in Florida sent me these fun novelty print fat quarters. I've 'seen' these puppies before and love them :-)
Thank you, Lynn!
Next in the mail came my copy of Fabled Fusions from Michelle May of Raspberry Rabbits! Fresh off the press, this book has some fun projects using cotton fabric, felts, thread and maybe some bling. And if the projects weren't cute enough....the names draw you in. These are a couple of my favorites.
Lord and Lady Bugs
The Scarborough Hares

Better photos can be found on Michelle's website of course but you have to get your own copy to get this :-)

Happy Friday everyone! It is less than a week till PQIF!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

quick finish

Just another Disappearing 9 patch for another new baby. The most exciting thing about this quilt is that I made the quilt top in less than 6 hours. I am not the speediest of quilters so I was rather pleased. The next day I quilted it rather quickly (with meandering circles) too. Wahoo!
The front...

And unfortunately without the flash...
the backing.

On to Christmas!