Life's been a little busy around here this week. I'm not even sure where to begin. Let's see, oh yeah, the quilt show. Last Saturday the engineer was nice enough to join me in attending the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. Where I was awestruck by the beauty of this little number.
It won the Exemplary Workmanship Hand Quilted category and as far as I'm concerned is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Linda Roy of Knoxville Tennessee put so much detail into this piece you have to gaze at it for a very long time to take it all in. As did most of the quilts in this show. I loved it.
I didn't buy much but I did have to come home with a little kit from Back Door Quilts to make this vintage pincushion. I hated chasing my cushion all over my desk. This one's not going anywhere. It's perfect. I love it.
The whole town of Bloomington was involved in the show. The history center featured Red & Green Study Quilts from the American Quilt Study Group. I'm adding one of these to my to do list. I loved them.
And the Wylie House Museum was a beautiful old building and had lots of antique quilts on display. I think I'll make one like this someday soon. I love it.
Back home in Sheville the engineer finished making the quilt shelf I wanted and it's up and displaying the quilt I just finished. I love it.
I also received my coneflower in the mail from Paul's Metal Petals. Now I can start using those large cones of thread in style. I love it!
It's time to take my sewing machine in for service. I had an old Brother machine that I thought I could use as a backup until I realized it ate thread for dinner. It would cost more to repair it than to buy a new one. So that's what I did, I traded it in on a new little Janome Jem. It fits well enough into the table to use while my other machine is gone and it's perfect for taking to class or retreats. I LOVE, love, love it!
And I've been using it to work on Milah's challenge quilt. She sent me and three others one of these Beatrix Potter panels and we all are to make a quilt with it. Then we'll all show our work on our blogs on Easter. I can't wait to see what every one else comes up with. So far I'm pleased with the way mine is turning out. So I guess you could say I'm loving it, too.