"To market to market to buy a fat hog, home again home again jiggity jog" . . . . .
I had the best time in California, thanks so much for all your best wishes. The temperature alone was worth the trip, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. And while I did enjoy the weather, spending time with friends, shopping, and attending the Road to California quilt show were all highlights of my week.
Here are a few pictures from the quilt show, I always get distracted and either take horrible pictures or no pictures, there's just too much going on for me to focus on photography.
This is the "Best of Show" quilt.
"Red Feathers" was pieced by Claudia Clark Myers and quilted by Marilyn Badger. My photo doesn't come close to doing this quilt justice, it is a winner.
This is "Never say Never" pieced by Laura Fraga.
It's a Dear Jane quilt made using just two fabrics, background fabric and one print, I think it's a Kaffe Fassett print. This quilt didn't place at this show, but it's a winner and has placed in other shows. I think this is my all time favorite Dear Jane quilt, great job Laura!
This is Green Miles, pieced and quilted by Peggy Kragnes.
This quilt took 3rd, I can't ever imagine making a totally green scrappy quilt, but I just love the looks of this one. I do think this pattern would look great in scrappy reds. (smile)
I think this quilt was my favorite, the colors, the use of black and white, the borders, all of it, amazing and inspirational.
I've got to put a leafy viney border on one of my quilts.
This was pieced and quilted by Patricia C Robertson.
My Star Quilt, "Two Score and Seven Stars" took third in its division, what an honor.
Here's a link to pictures of all the winners from the show. (click here)
I also did a little shopping at the show,
My first stop was the Primitive Gatherings booth. I picked up these packages of 5 inch squares.
I can hardly wait to use them in a new Schnibbles or Little Bites pattern or maybe use them in a little block of my own. Their appeal to me was to get a scrappy mix of charms without having to take a "bite" out of a fat quarter.
I also bought a kit for these two quilts, Miniature Bride and Flower Girl.
This is available on the Primitive Gatherings online shop, here's a link.
And finally, I bought this little kit, "Bow Ties and Spools"
I bought this kit from The Calico Horse booth, this is a "My Red Door Designs". The bow tie quilt finishes at 13" x 15" and the spools quilt finishes at "17 x 17".
I was not familiar with The Calico Horse, here's a link to their shop, they have several great things.
A few other folks attended the Road to California show and did a better job of picture taking and shopping than I did, check out Vicky, LA Quilter or Sweet P Quilting for more show details.
So I'm back home with nothing to do but sew, I just LOVE this time of year!