9/16/2007

love a week-end

Worked Friday and Saturday at the LQS since so many of the regular employees were involved with the East Cobb Quilt Show. Which event made the LQS so, so busy and fun. Here is a gorgeous quilt top one woman brought in to show us at the shop:



How about the fussy cutting on those triangles? Yum.

Then, after a brief interlude this morning of basic label-sewing for son and son's friend's uniforms...

DS and I went off to see the quilt show ourselves, DS under protest of course. But I wanted to take him to eat at the Marietta Diner and today seemed like the perfect day to work it in. Saw the show (need I say a little too quickly in deference to his presence), had a great meal, returned him to Georgia Tech, and now I'm home to devote the last few hours of the week-end to some personal quilting. But first, here are a few photos from the quilt show, which I must tell you, was simply stunning. There were so many wonderful primitive applique quilts; what a treat to see some things made up that I've only imagined making myself, like Home Sweet Home for instance. There was one Dear Jane. There were many very bright and graphic quilts. My favorite of those was a sampler quilt of exotic birds from exotic places. I took a photo of each block that I'll show you a few at a time, since my own little Jo Morton quilt is calling to me from the design wall.

First photo from the show is (Amy!) cats. Hope I'm not the only one seeing this for the first time. I love it. Enlarge it to read the text. It was within a larger quilt featuring humorous cat artwork:


Others:




That's it for now, hope you all had a wonderful week-end, too.

10 comments:

Gail said...

Karen, I took DH to the show yesterday, we took our time and then had lunch at.......you got it! LOL we brought home our dessert, those slices of cake are so big I could have hurt my back carrying them!! I'm showing pictures from the show, too, stop by!

meggie said...

Thnaks so much for sharing those pictures. Love those bad kitties!

Carol E. said...

Gorgeous quilts! And I want to go for lunch where gail talks about (and you) with the cake slices too big to carry home. (I'd just have to sacrifice and eat the whole thing.)

The Calico Cat said...

Oh, you know they didn't care! :o)

Love the fussy cuts in that daliah quilt...

Thimbleanna said...

Ugh -- sewing on uniform labels -- I used to hate that job. Thanks for th e quilt pictures -- very pretty.

mar said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures, I couldn't tell you which I liked best, the are all great!

mamaspark said...

Did the person paint/draw those bad kitties. I loved them!

Patti said...

Looks like a marvelous show.

Dawn said...

Oh man, that show always has so much that is gorgeous and that I like! I wish I could go! I just love what you shared!

Mary said...

I love Marietta Diner! Thanks for the quilt show photos. I missed seeing the show myself.