Much to Show

I have about a zillion photos to show you.  The reason is that there are Show and Tell photos, photos from the recent Quilt Expo in Atlanta, photos from the Country Living Fair that I attended yesterday with a good friend, and even a photo or two of my own doings :-).

I probably won't say too much about all of this because this is my only day at home and I have about a hundred things I would like to get done, including the ongoing painting of the sewing room (white and cream) and seemingly every piece of furniture that can't get away (gray).

Oh, first is a shot that's on my drive from work; kind of nice, eh?  I love railroad tracks:

Also, must show you these darling Halloween cupcakes made by LQ teacher BB; notice the hideous human bones on top :-):

Here is the latest BB Suffrage block.  The center square is too small for the image (shown below).  I'm trying to figure out how to redo this one (oh, just thought of a way):

Show and Tell:

This next set of blocks are from a very old pattern; Mary Ellen brought these to demonstrate how our tastes have changed in quilt fabric (well, really, there wasn't much available then, either), not to mention how casually quilt patterns were prepared back at the beginning of the current quilting craze (the pattern is all hand-written and in black and white).  Personally, I really like this pattern AND the bright primary colors; they certainly do evoke the 50s, don't they (not sure of the actual date of the pattern; Mary Ellen isn't old enough to have been quilting in the 50s, let me quickly interject)!

 This hexagon group below on the mottled neutral background is by Linda W., but it looks like something I would have done.  She needs to turn this project over to MOI maintenant (now):

Next are some quilts that were at Quilt Expo:

And to finish, a few photos from the Country Living Fair, which was very enjoyable.  The weather was beyond heavenly, not hot thank goodness, and people were really enjoying themselves.  Saw lots of famous crafters, such as the Earth Angel folks, and Magnolia Pearl.  There were antiques, crafts, and demos.  The place I hit the heaviest was the Amish bakery from Arthur IL :-).  The snickerdoodles, chocolate cookies, and dill bread are delicious, although in Indiana we like to call it dilly bread and we make it with cottage cheese, which is primo:

Oh my, I was so drawn to the quilt on top:


Vivian said...

I wasn't sure where to start re: this wonderful barrage of photos. I see inspiration, whimsy, entertainment, food for thought, more inspiration, a host of things that make me smile, and way too reminders of my UFOs and projects in my mind.
The antique quilts would have tempted me to open my purse quickly. Thanks for this fascinating post.

Lori said...

Wow! I would love to attend the Country Living Fair sometime- almost more than a quilt show!
Such lovely quilts from your show and tell....

Betty said...

You've been busy! Enjoyed seeing all the pictures of the pretty quilts and the Country Living Fair. I would love to go to that someday.

Libby said...

My maternal grandfather worked for the railroad. Though he passed more than 20 years before I was born, I think I have railroads in my blood *s* I do love the sound of a far off train whistle!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow! What a wonderful trip you had...great eye candy and ending with the sock monkeys...perfect!!
Your Grandmother's Choice blocks keep getting better and better. I have a lot of catching up to do on that project but yours are such an inspiration!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for all the wonderful photos!! You have been busy having lots of fun!!!!

DonnaStevens Bell said...

Dear Tim,
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. I hadn't checked her blog since Dec. My husband was told he had Stage IV colon cance a year ago. No cure so after 6 months of chemo, we called it quits also. So far, he is doing ok.