Last week I attended the preview of the Springville Quilt Show, but I didn't realize that none of the quilts had info attached to their displays so I was disappointed in not knowing the names of the quilters who made the projects I liked - or who designed them. This was my favorite - I've developed a real fondness for, and interest in medallion quilts lately and I liked how this one is off-center - very interesting - and of course the applique border makes it special too.
I also liked this hexagon piece - it was in a frame and each hexie measured 1/2" - there was a small sign that this was for display only and was not to be judged since it wasn't actually quilted.
Last Friday was the annual Antelope by Moonlight bike ride that takes place on an island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. For several years I've helped register people who show up at the last minute and want to ride, but for a change this year I decided to help with setting up and serving the food instead. I had to drive through three herds of buffalo on my way out to the ranch house.
Hubby has designed the t-shirts for this event for 20 years now - this is the current design that each rider received upon arrival. All twenty of his tees were on display and lots of people could point out the ones that they owned - kinda fun. I got home about 2:00 AM - covered with mosquito bites - sigh!
Our county fair has started something new this year to try and UP the participation in the home arts department. For $1, I purchased a fat quarter of this fabric.
Then I made this little chevron quilt out of it that I will enter when the fair starts next month. Not sure if they're awarding ribbons, or prize money - but I doubt I'll win anything - don't like the way I cut off the tops and bottoms off the zigs and zags - oh well. It'll be fun to participate anyway, and I look forward to seeing what other quilters did with the fabric.
I made this small pioneer braid quilt from a book by Tara Darr - it's really, really busy - especially with that floral border I added, but I like it. Maybe I should have added a darker stop border to contain things a bit, but too late now. All those bias edges were a bugger to work with!
I've been keeping up with Pam Buda's current sew-along....
...and I'm trying to finish the hexagon quilt from her Prairie Women's Sewing Circle that I started a few months ago - only a couple more rows to stitch and then it'll be ready for some wool applique and quilting.