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Still working on the Blueberry socks. Just two more inches and I can do the toe decreases.

Things are blooming in the garden. The peonies, rhododendrons, pyracantha, irises, wild roses and there are buds on all four of my other roses that are about to burst open.

The garden was left untouched yesterday since I went to the quilt show. Here are some of the quilts I saw at the show. I was pleased as punch to realized that friend Cheryl has quilted the Best in Show three years running now. Instead of loading individual pics I created a Smilebox for you.

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Two small quilts

I went and picked up the two small quilts from friend Cheryl yesterday - she does such wonderful quilting on her long arm. For scrap quilts they turned out absolutely wonderful. I just took left over blocks from another project and sliced them up and put them all back together again.

Can't wait to see what they will look like after I wash them. Just love how quilts get all crinkly.

The Small Quilt and its quilting

The larger quilt and its quilting

The backing for both

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The winners of the Paducah Quilt show have been put up. Go take a look there are some real beauties in the bunch.

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Year in review and various other goings on

I ran across this while doing my morning reading.

Audio slideshow: The V&A patchwork group

Quilts 1700-2010 - 20 March - 4 July 2010

and here is the curator’s blog
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A bit of travel

After I post yesterday’s journal entry we got into the car and traveled into southern NJ to meet friends in Clinton for a day of exploration, fabric shops, lunch and Quilts at the Red Mill – a show of quilts that is held on the grounds of the old mill. Anyone can send their quilts for display. There is no fee or judging. It was a beautiful day.

Barb and I first stopped in at Kindred Quilts – a wonderful little shop with 100s of bolts of fabric. Yes, I was tempted but I was very, very good…I just ogled the fabric. I showed Dearest one selection from the shelves and we both agreed that it would make good curtains for the bedroom but they did not have enough yardage – I have been looking for just the right fabric for months. Now I have to go find it on the web.

Unfortunately, the yarn shop I was heading to for the purposes of purchase a drop spindle and a few other things for spinning was not open. Boo Hiss! Every shop in the small town was open and doing business.

Here are a few pictures from the day. I will post these in two batches, one today and one tomorrow -Collapse )

More on my journal if you care to read it

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My world of late

I had an email in from Tricia Sherman of the Great Canadian Shop Hop and she is looking for a new batch of "Viewer of the month" quilters. Here what she said:

"urgently looking for "Viewer's of the Month". I need to hear from YOU and all your quilting friends. Don't think you have to be some sort of fantastic art quilting to submit, I want to hear from all quilters no matter what level or lifestyle. A couple paragraphs and a picture of your work (or work in progress) is all that's required so we can get to know quilters from around the world. Come on now, don't be shy!!"

Tricia Sherman, producer/host
The Great Canadian Shop Hop

I have finally had a chance to play with a birthday treat I gave myself last year, Quilt Pro, a quilt design program. I have designed something for a friend of mine who wants a Log Cabin quilt and something for myself. First the log cabin:

I have always wanted to make a quilt of a cheesey cheddar yellow color paired with one other color. From historical quilts we see the cheddar yellow often paired with a cream white. The international Quilt Study Center & Museum has a double nine patch using those colors dated 1890-1910, http://explorer.quiltstudy.org/#/quilt/2003.003.0384/

but this is what I’d like to do with that cheddar yellow…

No sooner than than I had posted the above entry on my daily journal my friend Jody had come back saying:

"I like the quilt pattern. Very detailed. I can also imagine a section of red running somewhere in the pattern . . . but that's just me. Red, yellow, and black pattern combinations are ancient.

And I'm feeling older than dirt these days."

I popped back into Quilt Pro and produced a variation by adding a red into the layout.

I like them both!

I have also finished a queen size quilt top for a friend:

And made two baby sized quilts out of the leftovers:

OK, that is the news from my world. What have you been up too?

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