Monday, March 17, 2014

A Promise is a Promise

Not too much sewing going on here today except for some hand stitching. I sewed down the binding on the Family table runner, 
Sewed on buttons and tacked down bindings


I did get to another quilt show today and as enjoyable as all theses quilt shows are, they do tend to cause problems. I see things I want to make and my "want to make" list gets grows faster than I can whittle it down. I am really going to have to be more efficient with my time!
Lets take a look at some of the quilts from the various shows shall we...


Something I had never seen was a "Bed Turning". This bed was covered with 17 quilts of all sizes and colours. As each one was turned the story was read on the whys and wherefores of how it came to be.
Here are a few of them.


This Cathedral Windows quilt was almost 20 years in the making and was quite spectacular in real life.
There were quite a few Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilts as well.






This is just a small sampling of the bed turning quilts; all in all it was a very well made bed!






One of several quilts of valor on display.









More and more I find myself being drawn to New York Beauty type quilts, so much so that I have ordered this pdf block pattern from Craftsy.




This show had a wonderful sampling of new and old, modern and traditional, large and small projects.
Something for everyone!

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.

Francis Bacon

4 comments:

Linda H said...

Nice variety of quilts Wendy, thanks for taking us along to the Show. I have seen a "bed turning" once -it's a nice way to display bed quilts if you are short on hanging space. Goodness, those two "Vannas" are certainly dressed up for the occasion!! lol

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Thanks for the lovely share, Wendy. Trying to imagine 20 years on one quilt... wow!

Barb Gibney said...

I spy with my little eye a little birthday treat that is complete...yeah. lol and thanks for sharing. I love your family table runner, cant wait to see it

Sinta Renee said...

I loved the tour of the quilt show and the bed turning! Thanks for sharing! (I also spotted your Hook blocks started- woohoo)!!