Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vintage Modern

I shared on my Thanksgiving/Thursday I Like Post about the quilts on display at the recent sewing expo that I attended. 

Per the sign Handi Quilter Educators bring vintage quilt tops to life with beautiful, modern, longarm quilting.  Their intent was to honor the original quilt top maker by quilting her quilt top in a way that she could never imagine.  I have enlarged the pictures as much as possible so that you can enjoy the quilting and texture. 

The original quilt I showed was called "Who's Myna?" 
Quilted by Marie Eldredge.  Per the hang tag there was a tag pinned to the quilt top with the name Myna.

The next quilt was called Orange Blossom. It was a mixture of embroidery and arcs.

This quilt was displayed that it was even difficult to get a picture of the hang tag.

I liked this one it was called X's and O's and was quilted by Johnny Barfus.

Stars Coming Out was quilted by Patty Kerns.  I love the shirtings used in the stars that make it appear almost if they are trapunto.

I loved the simplicity of this quilt and the picture doesn't do the colors justice.  The background is almost coral.  The quilt is called Coral Dreams and was quilted by Lana Russel. 

Endless Rainbows by Judy Hays.  Simple pattern, but the quilting just makes it fabulous.

 I love the border treatment. 

Sunflower by Debby Brown

The Spice of Life by Kate Quinn.

Checkered Past by Denise Dowdrick. I don't know if you can tell, but the binding is plaid!

Square in a Square by Mary Yoder.

Tripping Geese by Kim Sandberg.  I love the blues in this quilt!

Matchmaker by Amy Van Gurp. 

New Growth by Julie Elliot.

Diamonds and Bows by Pat Alderman

  There were a few modern quilts too that were shown at QuiltCon

Infinite Magnification by Christine Perrigo

Four Triangles Ombre by Malka Dubrawsky

Separated by Valerie Lubaerecki

This is actually all pieced and some of those pieces are about 1/4 of an inch.

I will admit that I have recently purchased a couple of unfinished vintage quilt tops inexpensively to work on my quilting. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving and I Like Post #85

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to my 85th I Like Post.  A huge thank you to LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color for encouraging us to find something that we like, or love during the week and to share it to uplift, encourage, or bring a smile to someone else.

I like the barn kittens.   A lady that purchases eggs from me had 2 kittens that someone abandoned at her home.  Since she already has quite the menagerie her hubby said absolutely no more animals they must go.  She knew we had been looking for some barn cats to help with our rodent problem. I am thankful for youtube because there were some helpful videos about acclimating barn cats/kittens.  These two little darlings live strictly in the barn, they do not get to go outside yet, they are learning this is our home, where food, water, love is.

This is the  boy.  I love them they are definitely autumn colors.  He is a lover, wants to have hugs, nose bumps and ear scritches every time I go out.
This is the girl she has more white around her eyes, she is  lot smaller than the boy.  She is coming around to be petted more.  They like to have a rousing game of hide and seek with Bobbin when I go out to feed, water and clean their litter box.  No, I have not named them I just call them The Kittens.  Now the grand kids call them Boy and Girl after characters in the movie Bird Box.

Last Thursday I was getting ready for my day of guild charity sew day.  I got up, put on my coffee maker.  Nothing happened.  I could hear the  heater click on and off, but it would not brew.

My new red coffee maker.  No I don't do K cups.

I like poinsettias and I love some of the designer colors I have been seeing.  This one looks pink but it was much closer to peach.

 This one was a bright fuchsia pink color. 

I like antique quilts and when I attended the sewing expo they had a display called Vintage Made Modern.  Handi Quilter Educators took vintage quilt tops and quilted them in a more modern manner.

I had seen a similar display at AQS in Grand Rapids a couple of years go.  I have been fortunate enough to find a couple lately.

Some of the blocks were hand stitched and some were machine stitched.

While at the Sewing Expo I saw a kit for a scarf using rayon batiks and a chenille cutter.  The fabric I choose was a wee bit wild.

But I think it turned out very pretty.

I need to trim the fringe a little.
I finally finished my Chi-Chi Chihuahua pillow and of course my super model had to be in the photo too.

Don't you love when you finish something?

Standing at the deli in the grocery store I saw this sign.

I know once upon a time when it was just Samantha and I we did this for a holiday or two.  I think way back then it was $25.

For all my pumpkin spice friends I saw this sign and smiled.

I like Fat Quarter Bingo.  I am getting pretty gregarious.  I go places by myself without knowing anyone. I won these fat quarters recently.

I know that the cutting mats say self healing, but I am a bit skeptical.  I had one that Jeff had bought me and I was starting to have problems cutting on it.  I saw a kit online with a new one and a rotary cutter.  In blue!

Amazingly even with the old rotary cutter I don't have the problems cutting anymore.  I think it was the mat.

Finally my book of the week Trouble the Water.  An English girl who's family has fallen on hard times is sent to live with a family friend in Charleston.  Douglas Elling the family friend a wealthy merchant and secret abolitionist treats Abigail with disinterest arranging for a governess.  There are some very dark subjects in this book so may not be a good read for everyone.

Now head over to LeeAnna's to see the other I Like Thursday posts.