Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show

I attended the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show the last two days.
On Saturday I attended with a friend of mine from DC and we were there for six hours.

On Sunday I ended up going back by myself, I just couldn't get enough.

I did some major $$ damage on both days but it was so worth it.

There were so many quilts being shown this year and I was totally blown away by the artistic quality.

The quilts look beautiful in the photos

but when you are up close and personal they are beyond words.

I was awestruck by the talent and unbelievable details of each one.

Looking at the gallery of quilts I chose to take pictures of

it appears I am really taken by non-traditional quilts

and really like the interpretation of beautiful scenery and photos.

With that I think that might be my challenge for this year.

To interpret a photo that moves me.

I hope you enjoyed my selection of quilts from this year's Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program

One of my other passions is beading.  This is a piece I finished about two months ago.  I really love working with the infinite possibilities of creating with tiny glass beads.  Beading embroidery has really caught my attention lately and I had this mother of pearl (MOP) button in my beading stash.  (Yep got one of those too!)  So I sorted through all my beads and matched them to the colors in the button and then I just went with the flow.  I like how it turned out and can't wait to play with the other MOP buttons in my stash. 

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sweet Stuff

Aren't these just the sweetest little bags?  I had this woven plaid charm pack which only had 22 charms and the Sweet Stuff pattern from This & That.  Dug through my stash, found five white zippers, small button covers, and I was on my way.  They're perfect size to throw your make-up in and into your bag or in your luggage.

Super Shopper

Here's some pics of my latest internet purchases.  My newest addiction - yes I have many when it comes to crafting - are the This & That little purses and such patterns.  Not like I needed another book but I really like the Stepping Stones quilt in the Layer Cake book above and of course I had to buy all new fabric.  So I choice My Three Sisters - Aster Manor by Moda.  I need to finish up some other UFOs before I start this though. This will be my first large quilt done in all pre-cuts - it should go together quickly.

Not sure why my stash just wouldn't do!!  What they heck was I thinking buying all those FQs - I know quick, cheap, and addicting.  It's just like every other craft I have mega stash on.  I'm running out of room!  This is just ONE area of my fabric stash.  Sometimes it gives me a headache looking at all those FQs, which is TWO deep and goes past the doors in this closet.  I see a lot of scrap quilting in there. : )

Monday, February 01, 2010

Fabulous Fall WIP

I love the colors of this line, actually anything Deb Strain does I love and have to buy it.  Not sure here again why I only bought one charm pack.  I guess I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy off on the Moda Bake Shop idea, especially the expense.  But I do like the fact that everything is already cut for you and you get to mix and match and get those creative juices flowing.  So I am slowly becoming a convert and even went so far as to order another Fabulous Fall charm pack and some extra yardage. We'll see how this WIP turns out.

The perverbial cat 'quilt baptizing' process. 
I borrowed him (only kidding)!

Dandelion Girl

While searching for a quick project to do during the snow storm this weekend, I found that I had only one Moda "Dandelion Girl" charm pack.  I have no idea why I purchased it or what I had originally intended to do with it.  Knowing me I must have felt I needed to buy something while shopping at my LQS one day and nothing else was speaking to me. 
So, I cut some tumbler blocks out and had just enough to make this dresser scarf. 
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