Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Exciting Quilt Days with Friends Part 2

I took so many photos at the Shelburne Museum AQSG event on Oct 22 that I will be able to show only one quilt at this time!  Hexagon Quilt circa 1830......first two overall photos are from Randy Danto......in my excitement over the dazzling individual fabrics, I forgot to get an overall shot!!  Quilt was Huge!

Have developed more of a liking of Dots lately!  Who would have thought of using dots for the "path" of the hexagons!  But we all loved it!!

This shows the knife edge with a double row of stitching.

MANY different chintzes!  Antque Fabric lover heaven!

Quercitron yellow.........

Several rosettes had a red toile center.....anyone able to identify it from the scant photos?

This is the backing of the cut-corner quilt.

This photo pictures the tan color more accurately.

Forgot to post my QAL on Lori's Linky but here it is!  It was fun to do, not to mention enjoying searching through madder fabrics and shirtings and finding old friends I had nearly forgotten about!!

Not as much sewing/quilting happening these days as I would Like.....and this is Part of the Reason.......two great-granddaughters visited at the same time last week!  On the left is Madilyn who is 6 weeks old....lives only about 60 miles from me!  Penny is from FL and it was wonderful to see/hold/hug/kiss her at 10 weeks of age!  

Meanwhile, in Arizona, first great-grandchild, Baylor, is celebrating his first birthday!

 Usually, he hams it up for the camera!  But he looks a bit unhappy in the first photo.....what a difference a birthday cake can make!!
New fabrics have arrived and are on my Facebook page "Busy Thimble Maine" and tomorrow a salesrep visits with new goods from Fall market!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Exciting Quilt Days spent with Friends! Part 1

Wendy theconstantquilter.blogspot.com and I went to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont for a quilt study meeting of the New England members of American Quilt Study Group.  Randy  barristersblock.blogspot.com accompanied us since she was in the neighborhood!  

Wonder what's this wrapped invitingly in fabric (a Favorite, of course!)????

A Pincushion from Randy!  I think I have a collection started by accident!

We stayed at the T-Bird Motel in Shelburne......nice and clean!  Friendly staff!

Cool T-Bird!  Don't know what year, but am guessing 1950's-60's??

Instead of saving the best for last, I think I will start with the last Show & Tell which was one of the best!  Thanks, Sharon Waddell, for allowing us to show photos of your marvelous quilt!  Very unusual quilt with a star in the center made of hexagons in fabulous fabrics!  Surrounded by More hexagons and a leaf border.  Followed by more random hexagons!  Huge quilt measuring about 100" x 100".

This is just a taste of all the fabulous quilts/fabrics we saw!   
 And oh yeah.....the Scrap Box is almost full again!

Time to call it a day.....I am tired and I need to rest up for working in shop tomorrow!  This is what was left on the porch for me to unpack, cut halves and quarters, and find shelf room for!

I know it is "Savannah" a pink/brown line from Washington Street Studios (P&B) and "Baltimore Blues" from Barbara Brackman.

Mary Koval's "Rhapsody in Blue" arrived last week.............. Luscious!!!.