Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Harvest Cabins has gone to it's new home.

When my sister Dawn was here last year she picked this Harvest Cabins quilt out. 

I told her I would get it quilted and send it back to Florida with my Dad last Fall.  It did get quilted by Jennifer McCann, but I had not completed the binding. 

Doesn't Nermal look great with this as a background?

So when she decided to visit this month to spend time with my Mom Cindy after her breast cancer surgery, I decided to get it bound so she could take it back with her.

She helped me pick out the fabric binding, it's a diagonal strip from Moda from the Gobble Gobble line by Sandy Gervais.

I like the way that a diagonal binding finishes off a quilt.

This was the first quilt on my 2012 UFO list, and the 4th item I have finished off the list so far!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Lake Metro Farmpark Quilt Show

Last night was the reception for the exhibitors and their guests at the 2012 Lake Metro Farmpark Quilt Show.  I invited my Mom Cindy, my Aunt Winnie and my sister Dawn is here from Florida.  It was great chance for them to enjoy something that is one of my great passions.

As soon as we walked in we spotted the Best of Show and Large General Pieced first place quilt, Amazon Star by Sue Wilson of Huron, Ohio.  This quilt was selected from the first place winners of all the categories

What an awesome quilt!!  This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  I have always loved Lone Star quilts and this may become a future project.  If I learn how to paper piece effectively.

Then we headed down the hallway heading for the reception.

In the hallway we found Jennifer McCann's entry Key Largo.

This wallhanging won a 3rd place in the Pictorial category.

After enjoying the wonderful food provided by J & J Catering of Kirtland, Ohio we went in search of my quilt!

I found Rebecca Silbaugh's award winning quilt Union Jack in the side room.

I have this pattern and will use it to make myself a scrap quilt.

I finally found my quilt Spinning Sampler just as you enter the room that holds the featured artists quilts, what an honor!

It's so cool seeing it hanging there with it's Red ribbon!!

I had Dawn take a picture of me with my quilt.

I hope everyone that attends the 2012 show has a great time experiencing all of this beautiful art!