Monday, February 26, 2007

Local Quilt Show 2007

Here my quilt is, in fully glory, hanging out there where several hundred people saw!

I did put a price tag of $175 on it, but no bites. :P That's ok, my husband really likes it, so I don't mind that I still have it.

I think the highlight of my day was when I saw one couple looking at my quilt, pointing at it, talking about it... yeah! :D In all honesty, they were probably trying to figure out how the quilt was pieced, but I don't care, they looked! Can you tell that this is my first quilt in a show? :)

The two other quilts that I put in the show are my great-great-grandmother's quilts.

The quilt show had a whole section on antiques. I have to say, I was surprised at how white and crisp mine are, compare to some of the others. I'm just glad they're in great condition, I want to enjoy them for many more years. :)

And nope, they didn't have a price tag on them. Or if they did, it'd be something like a million dollars. I ain't giving away these quilts! :P

This quilt at the show really caught my eye - great stashbusting!

But if she's like every other quilter I know of, she probably still has enough scraps to make 10 more just like that one! ;)

And just cuz I like dogs, I had to take a picture of this one. :)

The squares were about 2" each.

And now I think I finally have caught up! February just has been too hectic. My goal for March is to post every day. Think I can do it? ;) I already have another project lined up, so there'll be plenty of quilty material ahead. Oops. Bad pun. :P

Leah

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh your quilt is wonderful Leah! I would stop and look at it too! And I love your great great grandma's quilts! Your right - no price tag for those!

Sweet P said...

What a stunning quilt. I don't think I could give that one away. Love it!

Elaine Adair said...

Wow Leah - without the book! You are amazing! I read the book, and went into a panic, and never DID try the quilt! Great job, and it's beautiful!

cher said...

what a wonderful quilt to put into a show-lucky you to have such wonderful family heirloom quilts to enjoy as well.

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your first quilt show entry. Boy you were cutting it fine with the finishing!! Love the scrapbusting quilt you found - great idea to make squares a little bit different :)

Laurie Ann said...

That rainbow quilt you made is really snazzy! I love it!

Rose Marie said...

WoW ... your rainbow quilt really moves! The colours are super! You are very lucky to have antique quilts made by a gggrandmother .. bet they will be cherished a lot by you!

Cathy ~o said...

Leah, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that rainbow quilt! Super job and I would be glad nobody bought it too, although the money would be nice then you wouldnt have that beauty anymore! Great entry to your first show :-) and I know how you feel about seeing people looking at your work. I was thrilled at the show my pieces were in to see folks looking and asking me questions about them. Keep up the great work! And by the way..interested in doing anymore testing? I have patterns awaiting!