Friday, July 19, 2013

Lovely Hot Friday

I wanted to go to Ohio to a show called Kaleidoscope of Quilts XVI which if I remember my roman numerals is 16.  I mentioned it to DH the other day that if I did not have court I was going to go.  I called in last night and I was dismissed for the day today.  I told DH and he just smiled.

Imagine my surprise this morning when I realized that he was still asleep and the alarm had not went off.  He decided to go with me so he had taken the day off.  I don't blame him one bit, the weather has been hot here in the 90's all week long and with the high humidity it feels like it is in the 100's.

Anyway off we went to Sylvania, Ohio.  We took the scenic route down Telegraph road which used to be one of the old North/South roads.  We wandered through farmland, past small businesses and marveled at the difference in the crops from just 20 miles away and near our house.  Obviously they have not been getting the torrential rains which by the way still have our fields swamped.

What eye candy.  I am sorry I could not get close enough to get pictures of the tags, and the quilts so they were legible.  I was very disappointed to discover several were pretty blurry too.  So I am going to apologize right away.

Love the use of value and batiks in this quilt.

DH and I both loved this friendship quilt with the signature blocks, but also the center motifs especially the barn, silo and windmill.

I loved the movement in this quilt made with the simple log cabin laid out in the barn raising pattern but with the secondary stars, and maple leaf in the blocks.

DH loved this quilt when I explained to him that it was a paper pieced quilt he kind of raised his eyebrows and told me he just could not see me having the patience to make a quilt quite that large.

I thought this quilt was beautiful it is an Edyta Sitar Pattern. 

We loved this quilt it was a very happy yellow.
Sorry the picture is not great but DH loved the movement in this bargello.  It actually reminded me of a disappearing 9 patch looking at the color gradations.

This little quilt of valor was gorgeous.  Loved the colors, and the quilting.

I made this quilt large because I loved the peacock feather fabric which was used in it, and how it gives such a feeling of movement.

I have seen it before at the quilt show at Sauder village.  My favorite part about this quilt?  The antique looking post cards, the old cars, the old wheels, the look like they are from an old photo album.  I love it all.   OH yeah and this quilt was made by a man. 

I love this Judy Niemeyer quilt and have seen many Glacial star patterns, but this was a surprising and delightful color combination. 

Sorry about the blurry picture.  This is a small quilt, but I thought how they put blocks in the border which pushed outside of the boundary of the quilt was very neat. 
Another blurry picture but see those teeny tiny flying geese in relation to DH humungous paw?  This quilt was so cute though and the little flying geese just needed to be shown. (Don't freak peeps, he is not touching the quilt!  He is afraid of the quilt police at the show!)

After the quilt show we wandered up to Dundee, Michigan to have lunch at The River's Edge Grill.  Then took a leisurely drive up the north side of the River Raisin into Monroe.

Then out to Calder's which is a dairy farm out in the middle of the boonies, to get ice cream, butter, and fresh corn for dinner tonight.   I had a wonderful time with DH while he was playing hooky.

Oh my I need to get dinner on, and I want to do a wee bit of sewing tonight because it would be my 19th day of sewing in a row.

How was your Friday? 


  1. Oh, how nice that you and hubby got to spend the day together. my hubby is good to go with me. Some great quilts. I do love that yellow one.

  2. Thanks for the quilt show. There were some lovely ones, and I'm so glad I don't have to pick the Best in Show!

  3. It sounds like you had a fun day out with your honey, Ranch Man likes to go to quilt shows once in a while too. Great writing !


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