Saturday, March 21, 2015

Princeton Quilt Show

My friend, Marilyn and I went to the quilt show in Princeton, IL.  It was a nice show.  We also stopped at 2 quilt stores, and made a couple of purchases at the vendor mall, but, I don't have any pictures of that, sorry.  I do have lots of lovely quilt pictures for you to look at.  I'm sorry that these pictures aren't labeled.  I always take pictures of the cards attached to quilts, but, for some reason, most of them were 'whited' out.  I did try.

Best of Show winner

We loved the great ribbons they made for this show

Judges Choice

I couldn't skip a teapot quilt

This was a Round Robin quilt

lots of Asian themed quilts in this show

up-close of above quilt

loved her 3D flowers

I have this pattern, but, I haven't made it yet

Loved this doll quilt, with dolls in sleeping bags.  The pillows are stuffed

This was named 'Dancing With the Stars'

great elephant panel quilt

another Asian themed quilt

loved the carp

a 16 patch quilt

I wish you could see the cute train fabrics in this one

another great Asian themed quilt

That's all my pictures.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Mine is going to get better on Sunday.  We're getting a new dog! 

Happy Quilting Day!

Modern Block Exchange

I am participating in a Modern block exchange with my Treadle On group.  I don't usually make modern style quilts, but, I liked this block.  I've only made one set of blocks so far. 
first block made
 Here is a set of blocks, trimmed.  I still need to sign these blocks.
1 set of Modern blocks for exchange
I will be making more of these blocks.  We have to use Kona 'Ash' as the background color, but, we can use any bold color(s) for the strips.  I'm using some of the fabrics from my son's wedding quilt for my bold colors. 
more strips, ready to be stitched into Modern blocks
Of course, since this exchange is with my Treadle On group, the blocks must be made on a 'people powered' sewing machine.  I'm using my 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank. 
1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank
I think I need to make a set on my blue treadle, Victor, too.
Post WWII Japanese treadle
We're headed off to another quilt show, shortly.  This one is in Princeton, IL.  We are also going to check out an new quilt store in La Salle, IL. 

Have a great weekend!