I went to a local quilt show on Saturday and have all sorts of thoughts comparing the judging in quilt shows to that in ice skating (or, as I just spelled it, ice staking). But my brain is not unscrambled enough to write coherently so instead, some random thoughts.
I enjoyed this quilt Florida's Gift by Barbara Stewart. I love this original design of carefully appliqued fruits and vegetables cut from printed fabrics:
And of course I completely forgot to take a detail shot. Meanwhile, Natalie C. won Best Machine Quilting and 1st Place in her category:
Natalie is a sweetie - she works one day a week at my favorite quilt shop, the JaMPatch, AND she's longarm quilting Cake for me. Woohoo.
I had to piece the backing together - a chore I truly hate. Pokey tried to lay claim to the fabrics:
I've been working on website and other computery stuff this week and have not had nearly enough time for sewing or quilting. My progress can be seen over in the Liberated Amish Get Together blog.
Thank you all for the feedback on the book title. I've picked a favorite, but it will be interesting to see what actually ends up on the book.