Monday, August 1, 2011
Long Beach quilt show offers Mary Lou alot of Ideas, Smiles and temptations for more paint, fabric and beads....
One never knows what can happen when you go to California for classes, sewing, quilt shows and friends! The wonderful quilt above has great color and shape appeal. Thought I would share some great quilts with you and ideas.
One of the quilts at the Long Beach show was a crooked Eiffel Tower. Now most people know how much I love Paris and France and I thought this quilt was wonderful and very inventive.
Speaking of inventive, I ran into my good friend Mary from San Diego who is an awesoem artist and shows her taste with her socks...aren't they great? Mary does alot of discharge dyeing and teaches workshops. We have been friends for many years since the beginning of her teaching journey...she is a great artist.
Here are my darling friends behind a great tree idea for your house...or a school play or classroom or somewhere that needs some whimsy and fun. Sue is hiding on the left and De and Tina are showing their stuff on the right....
I love Cindy who does these shows and sells fabrics and often the fabrics I design. When my Granddaughter had 2/3 of her large intestine removed and was 1 year old, Cindy made two darling dresses and sent those and some little socks for her. I will never ever forget her great kindess to me. She is an awesome person and if you see her at a show, please buy from her. She only sells at shows
De, Mary Lou, Tina and Sue get ready to leave the show and go and sew some of the fabrics we bought. We managed to get three cows from my new book almost done and more to come. I am hoping to do a show at Road to California and possibly some other shows of the cows. They are awesome and we are making up cow names like "cowabunga", "Bossy Cow", "Cowmen Miranda", "Moo sho beef", "moo'ey Bueno", Red white and Moo", Moo Lala, Moo'Lon Rouge" etc.
The cow pattern from "Out of the Box with Easy Blocks" goes together quickly and you won't believe how cool it is when it is done. I did "PsyMOOdelic" this week and it is really fun. Mel did "Holy Cow." If you do a cow, you will LOVE it I promise. We have been having so much fun!
Tina who is as cute from the back as the front!
I loved this quilt!
This quilt above was made of all yoyo's incredible!
Above is my friend Mary who had the great socks-she is awesome-note her blouse which she stenciled.... Not a good photo of either of us-oh well
I love any container quilt and am going to start teaching this workshop again
Do you know why I love this quilt? Look at how the corner match! Great color and out of the box too! Excellent in many ways- great quilting
I wrote a book on angels and people are still looking to buy it as it is out of print. I am still doing angels and this wing just was so great. It is an eagle wing but really I think it is an angel wing....don't you?
I do not know the name of the artist who did this quilt but I always look for her things-she is from Denmark and she is inventive, great color and people in her quilts-always a story....I love any quilt with a story
Sue,Tina and De- Tina and I have the giggles over something
I loved these flowers and plan to make lots of them in my next quilt! COLOR and FUN- wanna make this out of my plaids that I designed!
I do lots of strip piecing and the more I do, the more I love it....look at this awesome quilt! Very original and textural and colorful! Great Job!