Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quilt Show - and Mosaic Monday

This morning Don and  I headed to Sedro Woolley - a small town south of here - for a quilt show and vintage car show.  First stop was brunch at Bob's in Burlington - ohhh the food.

(photo from Bob's)

This is the dessert table - I never saw so many delectable sweets.  I had a chocolate eclair.  (Besides the other good healthy food I ate too)


Then on to the quilt show - and the car show - oh drat - there was no car show - it was only yesterday - so while I went to the quilt show Don wandered down through the street fair to see what was going on there.  It had rained hard all the way to Sedro Woolley, but stopped when we got to the quilt show.

As I was signing in to the quilt show my friend Mary, from the Anacortes Sew-ins - was coming in too.  We crossed paths several times and had a good time discussing the quilts.  There were a lot of fabulous quilts - and I took 263 photos. I didn't realize that I had taken that many until I got home.  So much to see - and of course I needed a lot of close ups with my new camera.  I will only show a few here today - more to come later - and I think I'll make a slide show of the whole thing.


A darling animal quilt . . .

Close ups of some of the animals - click to enlarge . . .

Bear's Paw - what a unique way to make this pattern - usually it is done in Autumn colors - I think this was my favortie of the whole show . . .

Close-up of the center . . .

Corner border of Bear's Paw quilt . . .

This Sunbonnet Sue quilt was amazing - made by a 90 year old lady, the embroidery was fabulous . . .

Be sure to click to enlarge - fantastic . . .

And now some chicken quilts for Linda . . .





Funky Chickens . . .

Big Funky Rooster . . .


Chickens of all kinds. . .

Primitive chickens . . .

And a YoYo quilt for me . . .



And a watermelon quilt for Don . . .


After Don finished at the street fair he came in to the quilt show and we made a couple more rounds - I had already been around three times.  He picked his favorite quilt - the watermelon log cabin.

Wonderful old clock in downtown Sedro Woolley . . .

Then we were done we wandered down through the street fair again - looking for a metal garden stake of a quail, but they were sold out.  Right next to that booth was a garden center and she was selling some untagged tomato plants for 1.25 each - I got three - 




 and she had Johnny Jump Ups for 50 cents for a 4" pot - I got 9 - I'm going to fill several planters with them tomorrow.  They are sitting on the porch right now - and it is pouring rain so they will be well watered when I transplant them.

Then home - and a nice long nap - it was a glorious day.

Be sure to stop over and see Mary at Little Red House for more Mosaic Mondays - she has a wonderful list to view.

15 comments:

Ingmarie We said...

Very beautiful and imaginative quilts, eye candy for us..... Thank you for posting them. They have already made my day brighter and more colourful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are sime amazing pictures! I adore each and every quilt, and I love the work done by the ninety year old. How neat! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

XO,

Sheila

Fearless Nester said...

There's something very comforting to me about looking at all those quilt images. I always wondered how the one you called a YoYo quilt is made, I think they are so fun looking! Love the one embroidered by the 90 year old lady, such delicate and pretty fabric. Man, that was a great price on those JJ Ups! An eclair sounds really good right now. I just love those kind of days, too bad Don (and you) missed the car show though! ~Lili

Crispy said...

I LOVE the bear paw quilt!!!! Goodness they must have had a contest for chicken quilts, I've never seen so many in one show LOL.

Crispy

Barb said...

Those quilts are out of this world...those little insects....amazing and then the chickens...we are chicken fans here at this house. Thanks!

Deb Shucka said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially like the chicken ones. It sounds like a great day.

g.suzie said...

Looks like lots of work went into those quilts. . .I love the chicken ones, they were a little more playful. But it would be hard to pick a favorite, all amazing works of art!

Sunny said...

Very interesting quilts .... how wonderful to get to see all of them! Too bad about the vintage auto show, now I would have liked to have seen pictures of them as well :) Sounds like you had a great time.

Joyce said...

I am over the moon in love with the watermelon quilt. Such talented fingers to do all that work. I posted back in Feb or March last year a quilt show that you may enjoy seeing on my blog. I do not sew as I am all thumbs but appreciate the labor of love these quilts are.
Joyce

Bobbi said...

Hi, just lovely photos and mosaic! I love all the gorgeous quits! Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Silverthimble said...

I love the chicken quilts!

Suzy said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! I love that watermelon one too and the yoyos always amaze me. Thanks for sharing :-)

Linda B said...

Thank you for the chicken quilts. I love them, of course, and one of these days, I will make one. Which reminds me, it's time to make the chicken valances for my new kitchen.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful quilts. I agree with you about the BearPaw quilt, it is wonderful! Thank you for sharing these photos with us.

andsewon said...

What very pretty quilts at the show!
Nice of you to show Ms. Linda B some Chicken Love...;-)
I adore johnny jumps!
Have not had any in years. May have to find some.
Sounds like you both had a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Lola