Okay, onto my last blog, about our trip to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea....
You know those door prizes tickets, that some events give out?
You know - they draw a number, for some (usually) useless prize that you'll probably NEVER use?
And you're standing there, with sweaty palms, holding onto your ticket, drooped shoulders (cause you KNOW you won't win) and waiting for them to call our YOUR number.....
And this never happens, right? *groan*
Well, in St. Andrews... THIS YEAR - They finally picked MY number!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And YES!!!!!!!!!!!! It was something that I could use, too!!!
It was a mason jar, filled with 6 lovely FAT QUARTERS: Here's my Aunt, holding the jar!
(click on any of the pictures to enlarge)
We had sat down, for complimentary tea and muffins/cookies - yummy, BTW!
I actually thought it was a pin cushion, on the top.
But no, it wasn't a pincushion.....
S'easy to make, too!
Take 6 coordinating fat quarters and roll them up, tightly.
Then, cut a round circular piece of black fabric, with what I call "zig-zag scissors".... Remove the metal "plate" to your mason jar cover, place on top, screw on cover and pin in several needles to make a cute Happy Face.
How easy was that, eh?!??
I thought I'd share with you my good luck AND how cute and easy this gifty was, in case your guild needs to make prizes or you're lookin' to send someone a nice "Thank You"....
Today, we're planning on doing some "Yard Sailing", again and I need to pick up my monthly BOM (Block Of the Month), at our one and only Quilt Shop.
Here's part 2 of 3, from our Saturday quilt trip, in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
And now, without further ado, here are some of the quilt pictures, from the "Quoddy Quilts 2009" quilt show.
This one was called: "Floral Basket Appliqué"
Now, first of all, I'm in a basket block group, right?
Second of all, my friend Barb had been to this quilt show the day before me, and her hubby Ray had mentioned the fact that this quilt was called "Floral Basket Appliqué", and yet, the baskets were filled with FRUITS!
I giggled, deep down inside, when I saw this quilt.... Plus, the baskets and their fruits reminded me of another one of my friends - Frummie! Frummie draws/designs the most ADORABLE fruits!!!!
(NOTE: The quilt looks stained, but it's NOT!!! Trust me... it's not - blame the photographer, please!)
Sorry.... didn't get the name of this one, but I LOVED the BRIGHT colors used...
I think this one was called: "Christmas Star"
What fascinated me, about these two table runners was that they used shimmery, gold and silver fabrics!!!
Good Grief! Maybe I was some kind of bird, in a previous life?!?? You know - the kind of bird that steals "bright" things?!?
And this one was.... "Christmas Poinsettia Lattice Runner"
I just LOVED all the beautiful greens, in this one!!!!
Let me introduce you to: "Green With Envy"
Call me crazy, but I've ALWAYS loved a Log Cabin quilt!!!!
Love the colors in this one, too!
Here's another one, that I should have taken the time to write it's name, but I didn't.
I love the fact that it's just a "nice" quilt, till they went and added that extra "pizaaazzz" to it -
Gorgeous, isn't it?!??
Now, here's another one that I (unfortunately) didn't write the name down....
I think what REALLY adds that extra "OOMPH" to a quilt, is the appliquéd vines and flowers...
I'm not sure... we were kind of in a hurry, but I think they might have been selling tickets on this quilt.
My Aunt's sitting down, digging through her purse.
I really DO have to get to my cousin's snowman quilt blocks and this will give me some ideas!!!
In fact, I think this one was called: "Snowman"
My Aunt voted on this one....
She was enthralled by the embroidery!
And this is the one that I voted on....
Because it's a Log Cabin and because it's Reversible...
AND, I just wish I knew how to make this!
It's like a whole bunch of little tubes, all stuffed!
This one was called: "Reversible Log Cabin"
My friend Barb has been to MANY quilt shows and she told me that this was probably the smallest quilt show, she had ever attended.... but that the quilts were, nevertheless spectacular!!!
There were approx. 29 bed quilts, 43 wall hangings and minatures and 8 baby quilts.
Now, tomorrow evening, I'll share the last bunch of pictures from my trip.
Blog-Quote: "Take life with a pinch of salt... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila."