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I found a picture of the Best In Show that a customer of mine made and I quilted. See previous post regarding details.

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More quilts from the show.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Okay. I’m exaggerating. I didn’t plan on two posts about our mini vacation but I was traumatized!

When we arrived at the cabin, I was driving. So the first time driving on the road to the cabin, I didn’t have a clue what was ahead. It’s over a mile long and you feel like you’re on this road for a long time since you’re going 2 miles an hour. The road is steep so the car is angled up and you can’t see the turn because you’re looking at the sky. I would stop, stretch to look over the hood to see where the road was and then proceed. The rest of the time Craig drove. Being 6’4″ he could see more than I could.

I took pictures going down. Believe me. Doesn’t do it justice. The worst time was coming back from the ASU football game, in the dark.

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Keep in mind, that road is in some places barely the width of the car.

Here’s a the art quilts and miniature quilts from the show.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Mountain Weekend

Taking a break from quilting. My hubby and I are spending an extended weekend in the Boone, NC area primarily to see our grandson play in the Appalachian State marching band. Unfortunately while we’re here, the weather has been cold and very windy. I had plans of long walks on a trail but that’s not going to happen. Instead we went to West Jefferson yesterday to see the art galleries and cute shops. The Ashe Arts Council had an interesting display of various media interpreting poems. The cheese factory wasn’t making cheese. I was hoping to see that. But I bought a good sharp cheddar and asiago. Got to support the local economy!!!

The Everything Has A Story shop is comprised of all handmade goods. That was interesting. Need a little paper purse for your post it notes?

Found this jam. It’s delicious.

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They also had Toe Jam and Frog Jam.

The cabin we’re staying in is at the top of a mountain, accessed only by a horrible, winding, narrow, steep road that leaves my heart in my throat. I drove it when we arrived as I was the one driving through the heavy fog. I haven’t driven it since. We do have a nice view.

Breaking Dawn.

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See the dark patch in the center of the previous picture? That’s a Christmas tree farm.

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Here’s Alex during warmup.

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He’s somewhere on the field.

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Can’t believe he’s a junior. Rapidly becoming a man, and I realized when he hugged me, a very tall man.

More quilt show next post.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

There were many of my customers’ quilts in the show. I tried to get a picture of each one but sometimes I couldn’t find a time when there wasn’t anyone standing in front of them. Ten of them won ribbons. Enjoy this mini quilt show.

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Ann’s quilt won second place in its category (first was the appliqué which also won Best In Show) and Viewers Choice. It’s such a delightful quilt and Ann’s appliqué is amazing. Quilting the holly border around Santa was a new idea for me to try. I keep trying to experiment with new ideas but it takes baby steps. Especially when working on a customer’s quilt. If I did it again, I think I could use a thread color that showed more. See post for detail pictures.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

My Guild’s quilt show was this past Friday and Saturday. I am always so proud of my friends and fellow quilters. Our show was beautiful. In addition to Guild members, we also had approximately 30 quilts from outside the Guild for about 170 quilts in the show.

Best in Show was a beautiful appliqué quilt which I quilted. There’s photos in an earlier post here. I can’t believe I didn’t take photos of it hanging with all the ribbons. I got the Carolina Longarm Association ribbon for Best Longarm Quilting for my work on the quilt.

My own quilt, Snowy Woods, won first place in Wall Quilts, Mixed Techniques. There were quite a few in that category.

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Closeups

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I always enjoy seeing the beautiful large bed quilts. I know how long it takes to complete one of these and the persistence it takes to do it well. Not sure if I took a picture of them all, but here’s some of them.

If anyone knows the pattern for this one, let me know.

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My friend’s quilt made by her and her daughter for her daughter’s bed. Pictures are from their trip to Africa and some of the large cats they sponsor. Late in the day the sun was coming through the skylights.

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Next post will have more pics from the show.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

I can’t believe that Greg’s eldest is old enough to play his first tackle football game. Time’s going too fast.

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I decided which quilt project should be next. It’s on my machine and hopefully will be quilted tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Lacking Quilt Focus

Now that I feel I have more time, I feel like a quilter on speed. My mind jumps from one idea to another at a frenzied speed.

Should I just focus on finishing one of many projects? But some need to “marinate” while I figure out how to solve a problem (such as bird quilt). Some need my skills to improve (curve seams for Batik Wheels and double wedding ring). Some are good projects for transporting to my friend’s house for JEL Bee (mitered log cabin).

New fabrics grab my attention. I was given a layer cake last Christmas which I love and now know where to get it locally. I know it won’t be there long. I think I know what to make with it. Should I?????

Then there’s the old table topper on my coffee table that needs replacing. And I wish I had placemats and more seasonal table runners.

And then there’s the Queen Bee sale for which I need to get busy making things.

There’s 4 of my quilt tops hanging up with customer’s quilts waiting to be quilted.

Then today I see a post on She Can Quilt and I’m thinking that’s the kind of quilts I should make. Simple piecing, relatively quick but with lots of gorgeous quilting.

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Morning Star by Heidi Teachout – Bed Quilts

What should I do? What should I do? What should I do? What should I do?

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