Hi Everyone -
Our quilt guild had their show this past weekend - it was a great success and lots of fun. On Friday, I was part of a demonstration of Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Some of us sat and stitched and answered questions. We had a lot of interest and one lady will probably join our monthly group at the local library - how great is that!! On Saturday, I white-gloved for a couple of hours. We had some beautiful quilts, but my camera wasn't working very well. I do have photos of the two quilts that I entered, though. This first one is from Blackbird Designs and is called "Holly and Mistletoe." I made it for my sister-in-law this past Christmas. It is machine pieced, hand appliqued and machine stitched. It took me a long time to get it done, but I think it was worth it. This was the first time I did scalloped borders and they were pretty easy - I was expecting more of a challenge with them, but the directions were great and I had no trouble.
The second quilt is called "Celtic Knotwork" and was a mystery quilt on-line - there were 25 blocks and I am really pleased with the outcome. I love mystery quilts and am working on one that our guild sponsored for this past year. I'll post a photo when I get it finished.
Hope you are all having a good summer. It's VERY hot here - up in the high 90's with high humidity - and no rain. The lawn is like straw and I'm trying to keep the garden and flower beds watered. Hope we get some rain soon - so far there is none in the forecast. Hope you all are keeping cool!! The "boys" are staying inside and sleeping in front of the fans - Hamish has decided that he likes to sleep on top of the air-conditioning vents - smart dog!!
Take care and keep smiling -