Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monochromatic/Native Quilt and Quilt show goodies...


I can't think of much else more luxurious to me than getting to go to a quilt show, without kids!  I got to do just that today!  I took lots of pictures, but since it runs through tomorrow, I won't be posting any until after it's done!  The one exception though is the "all done" picture of my Monochromatic, or "Native" quilt, hanging in the quilt show! 

Since Susan asked, here's my fabric binge from the show too!  I guess I was in a bit of a brown mood LOL!  I certainly have those mug rugs on my mind, and you can tell just by looking what my 2 favorite drinks are... coffee and beer.  My husband and I are not quite "foodies", but we both enjoy great food (and beverage) that is affordable, which to us means hand crafted.  My husband occasionally brews beer from all grain, and I'm the coffee roaster in the family.  Buying the raw materials and making them ourselves is not only very satisfying, and delicious, but saves us a lot of money as well!  I'll be making a quilt or mug rugs / coasters from these for sure!

The same vendor had a ton of fabric with Southwest motifs, as she and her husband are snowbirds, and just left their home and shop in Arizona to go back to their home in Washington state.  I had fun talking to her about the thriving quilt industry down there, which I was clueless about, but now makes sense to me, as there are so many retired people from colder climates down there.  If it were me, I think I'd be outside all day in the winter though, too busy hiking and such to quilt.  That's one thing I love about the PNW, and Michigan... both are places which kind of force you to hibernate for the winter, which makes for great quilting!!  I am also a total sucker for batiks, love love love wildlife, so pretty much have most wildlife batik prints that can be found in a 2 hour drive's radius, so when I saw the SW animal batik fabric she had, I just couldn't resist some of that too.

The glorious floral applique quilts always are among my favorite, but I have yet to get into that quilting style (maybe next year....), so when I saw these Kaffe Fassett panels, I had to get them too (my first ever Kaffe Fassett fabric)!  Stay tuned to see pics from the quilt show in the next day or 2!

3 comments:

Susan said...

That's me! LOL. Thanks for indulging me in your fabric finds and I think it is awesome how you two brew your own beer and roast your own coffee. Great job on your Monochromatic/"Native" quilt - it looks great.

Beth said...

Your quilt looks great... and I miss shopping at quilt shows!!! Looking forward to seeing more quilt show pics.

Kathy said...

Have you ever seen Leah Day's FMQ tutorials? She has a coffee bean FMQ that would look cool on one of your browns. Can't wait to see more quilt show pics.