Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Keeping Busy and Out of Trouble!

I feel really guilty that I have missed posting in September and October completely! Where does the time go?

Well it has been busy! The biggest thing since my last post was my trip to Houston, Texas for Quilt Market followed by The International Quilt Show. My what a feast!

So that was almost 10 days of quilty loveliness.

I hope to share a few pictures as the weeks go by. But here is a little taste of Houston!

Between the two shows I had a day to myself - and so I took a cab across town to NASA Johnson Space Centre. For a science geek like me it was AWESOME! This is the obligatory space shuttle selfie - and Yes, that's really really big!!!!

Of course I balanced it out with a trip to HobbyLobby on the way back for a bit of a fabric fix!

I see 2 new dresses in my future!

I was very lucky with the weather that day because it was the only time I really saw the sun. A hurricane on my first weekend and tornadoes on my second meant that my game attempts at keeping dry with a brolly nearly resulted in a comedy 'Mary Poppins moment' so I just put up with the frizzy hair and soggy clothing and got on with it!

But the quilts more than made up for it. There were stunning things to look at as far as the eye could see! This one was one of my favourites. It is called Bouquet of Hearts by Dora Tovar Pachnowski from Lack Jackson, Texas. It is hand appliqued and all the parts  are made up of heart motifs. I loved it! The picture really doesn't do it justice.

Here is a closer picture showing a bit more detail - including the lovely free motion feathers in the blue border. Stunning!
 
Another quilt I loved was this quilt called Landstriche - Swaths of Land by Brigitte Morgenroth from Kassel in Germany. The clever use of colours takes the humble log cabin to new heights! How very clever.


I will keep sharing more pictures that I took during my trip - and hopefully you will enjoy looking at them as much as I did! 

2 comments:

  1. wondered where you had got to sarah, good to see you back. Sounds like you had a good time even though the weather was pretty bad but we British are used to bad weather! Like you I have been lazy re blogging, following everyone but not adding to my own blog.Hope to see you on C & C soon with your latest tips etc..

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    1. Hi Margaret - thanks for dropping by :)
      It was brilliant - and I came back with a head full of ideas, I just need time to act upon them.
      C & C is certainly keeping me busy - 2 shows tomorrow (Saturday 21st) at 2pm & 3 pm so hopefully more tips on the way :)

      Sarah xx

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