Sunday, April 3, 2011

One of my favourite quotes

is from Ralph Waldo Emerson and it goes like this: "Inconsistency is no disgrace." Went to the Twin Falls quilt show yesterday. It is held every other year and I have never been before. It is pretty big and they had quite a few really nice quilts. I took a bunch of pictures that I will share over the next few posts. What you will notice, and what I just love, is there was no consistency as to where they put the signs on the quilts. Some on the left, some on the right, even some on the bottom. Yeah! First up we have some detail from a large quilt. I love the colours in this one. And the log cabin borders. First some little chicks. Then a flower and bee. look at that bee. Isn't she cute? I love the way the quilting kind of goes around the flower and leaves.
Here is the whole thing. yes, basically it is a chicken quilt. Look at that happy dancing chicken in blue to the left of the main block.
Oh, one more, here is the detail of the main block.
Then this Christmas one. I have this book. Makes me want to go start pulling greens right away. The stockings were sewn down with blanket stitch that was thick. I think it had been done with perle cotton. I will have to experiment with my machine to see if it can blanket stitch with perle cotton. Because you know I wouldn't want to do it by hand. It was really cute, though, so it could/might be worth the hand work.
I thought this one was really cute. (You are noticing the signs, aren't you? So far we have right, left, and right again.)
And the bear family album. I think I have seen this one before. Two of the people (out of 4) in the car to the show had made this one. That's pretty amazing don't you think?
Here is a close up. I picked this block because the Atlanta Braves are my favourite BB team even though I have never lived in Atlanta.
I love this Halloween one. The RIP tombstone that was fussy cut and put in the
center star looks great I think, I really like the addition of purple and lime green to the traditional black and orange

Halloween palette that has occurred over the past few years. I have this pattern. I have had it for years. I was going to make it for my granddaughter long ago before she had a little brother and certainly before she was 10! I like the clear colours in this one. Better than the pastels that are shown on the pattern pic. I think after seeing this one I may make it with this brighter tonality.
Wow, just out of these few pictures there are two I have the patterns for and that I would like to make. That's one way to judge the success of a show I guess. And it is the first one of the season around here. That's a happy thought. There will be more pictures to share in the next few posts.


  1. The "Easter Blessings" quilt is so sweet for spring. Lots to look at on your blog today. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the Christmas quilt. Could you tell me the name of the book?