Sunday, March 6, 2011

Quilt Show, Sew-A-Long and A Winner!!!

WOW! I can not believe how fast February vanished. Time to get busy on this month.
It certainly has come in like a lion around here with lots of wind and rain.
So let us announce the Finishing Stitches winner for February!
Once again it is Bonnie at Bonnie & the Sister's Lair
She has won a Fresh Flowers charm pack.
Perfect spring fabric for us here in the US and hopefully it will brighten up a chilly day as you cruise into fall over there in Australia.
Go check out Joy's blog to sign up for March finishes and see if you can win next month's charm pack. GO!!!
So a little over a week ago I had a day off with Lola of ...and Sew On and we headed off to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
Good times were had that is for sure.
Gorgeous quilts:

This last photo is a small piece of the most precious quilt. Naturally my large photo is a giant blur!! The detail on it is just amazing.
And of course there was lots of buying.
I had originally planned on buying some yellow for the black and white blocks I am working on, but I just could not pick a shade so:
 So I bought lots of yellow and I will decide later. I did have a serious shortage in my stash, so this was actually a good thing.
Course there were these lovely Stonehenge ones that I have been staring at since I saw them awhile back:
Love, love, love them!!!
Then patterns--who can go without getting patterns???
So here are a few that came home with me:
There are more, but they seem to be hiding. Possibly because I am supposed to be finishing things???
And then there is this Sew A Long:

I am not a red person, so it is going to be purple work. It is time to make some goodies to match my tree that is decorated all in purple--well purple and cats--purple, cats and cows...
It suits me perfectly anyway.
OK, that is enough for now. I need to get busy sewing don't I???
I really do!
Hope you all had a awesome weekend!



Hi Alice--you are so funny!!! I am going to be all over yoou to see those christmas blocks in the purple--can't wait!!!!
thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilts--they look like alot of work that someone did!!
Hugs, Di

Joy McD said...

Ah! Lucky Bonnie!! She will be very happy.. and I wanted to win this month.. oh well!
Love your purples :)

Narelle said...

Hi Alice ... I don't seem to be able to access your email and just wanted to say thankyou for the gorgeous charm pack that arrived Friday as my 'Finishing Stitches' prize.
I'm looking forward to playing with the sweet squares.