Monday, January 28, 2013

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog . . . .

"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!


  1. So happy that you had a good time at Road. I was worried about the nasty rain spoiling your fun. I'm sorry I didn't have the camera yesterday because I discovered a quilt with a gray background hanging on an end cap that was phenominal. Your quilts were gorgeous! Congrats on your ribbon. Very well deserved!!

  2. Oops, I found the gray quilt was winner! Thanks for the link. It's the "Mistaken Identity." It was really lovely in 3D.

  3. Beautiful quilts and you did a great job shopping! I love Lisa's Minieature Bride and Flower Girl quilts - I think you have to see them in person to really appreciate how nice they are. Glad you had fun!

  4. Thanks for the link to all the winning quilts - I enjoyed seeing them. Your wonderful star quilt is in great company, congratulations on your ribbon!

  5. sounds like quilters heaven to me. The wining quilts are spectacular even in pictures. I am sure there were lots of ooohhhs and aaahhs in person. Love your pattern and fabric finds.

  6. I had fun at the Road too...and LOVED both of your quilts!! (which you can see on my blog!!) Such inspiration!

  7. How exciting for you to place! That is quite an honor lady when you place at Road! But it shows what an amazing quilter you are too! Congratulations!

  8. Glad you had such a good time. You brought home some real treasures.

  9. Beauties! I would love to attend a big quilt show like that once in my lifetime. Someday... You brought home some nice goodies. Now get to sewing! LOL!

  10. Lots of beauties to see. Congratulations on your third place ribbon!!! Way to go!

  11. Hey, congratulations on the ribbon!!!

  12. Congratulations on your ribbon Thelma !!!!! I really enjoyed looking at all of the winners and their quilts but you are the winner in my book ! Welcome home !

  13. I was at Road to California too. It was so much fun for me to see the quilts that I had seen on your blog in real life. Your work is wonderful.

  14. Congrats on your ribbon for the gorgeous star quilt, and welcome back!

  15. Those charms are perfect for play! I can't wait to see what you do with those.

  16. Glad you are home and sounds like it was a great trip. Love the quilt pics and now looks like those kits will keep you busy for a bit...have fun.

  17. Congratulations Thelma on having a quilt in the show AND winning a ribbon....I am so excited for you!
    Enjoyed seeing the quilts...I smiled at the title of "never say never" because I could never picture myself making a 2 fabric quilt... especially white and grey!
    Excellent choice of purchases!

  18. I went to Road 2 CA also, and found your 2 quilts! Felt like I knew a celebrity! It was the first show I'd ever been to, and wow was that overwhelming. It took me half a day to go through, only to find that there was one more ballroom to go through!

  19. Thanks for the eye candy! p.s. I had to smile when I read the verse at the beginning of your post because my mom used to say this all the time. Memory lane.

  20. Oh so lucky!! Thanks for sharing your pictures :-) Congrats on your accomplishment! What an honor :-)


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