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Thursday, January 26, 2017

En Provence is Finsihed

I finished quilting the En Provence quilt from the Bonnie Hunter 2016/2017 Mystery.
Didn't take any close ups.  I did bind in a very light purple; one of the lights I used in the top.  I did a lot of ditch stitching and some other little quilting in the lighter areas.  But not much.  It's so busy you wouldn't be able to see any fancy stitching.  But it's done.

I did go to the Road 2 California quilt show in Ontario last weekend.  What a great show and I took 2 very fun classes.  One was Anita Grossmon Solomon's 2 color pineapple class.  I'm making mine in orange and black.  The other was an EQ7 class - applique and foundation piecing.  I am amazed at all the things I can do in that program that I never knew about.  The smart thing would have been to go home and play more, but I haven't yet.

These are the ladies I roomed with.
From left to right:  me, Kathy M., Diane M. and Janice M.  The hotel screwed up our room again.  This is the 3rd time the hotel has screwed up or canceled our reservations so we will try another hotel next year.  The only room they had available was $50 more a night.  But we needed a room so what could we do.


And the lady in black is our friend Anna K. who was with 2 other ladies in another room but did see us each night for show and tell.

And not only was it a beautiful show with so many great quilts, there was shopping!

I actually bought more fabric and some thread but that was for a friend so it doesn't count.  And not shown here are some machine quilting rulers (for domestic machines).

I'm currently working on my nephew and his wife's wedding quilt.  I think they have been married about 5 years.  It's a pattern called Bravo Indigo.  I also got a quilt from my friend Janice that is pinned and ready to quilt.  She decided she didn't want to finish it so she said if I wanted to quilt it and keep it or donate it, it was fine with her.  I plan to use it to play with my new rulers.  It's a pretty modern quilt so it will be fun to play.  I also received a quilt top from an older lady in my friendship group who I occasionally do some quilting for.  It's her challenge stack 'n whack quilt and she left me some great quilting areas.  So I will have a couple busy weeks ahead of me.

Until the next finish....thanks for looking.

2 comments:

AfterMath Quilting said...

En Provence turned out great! I noticed the red & white quilt in the background. I had forgotten about that one.
Road to CA was fun. I'm glad I was able to attend. Also gladd we came home Saturday as I heard the weather was bad for those coming home Sunday.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Pretty quilt!
Fun to hear about Road. Maybe I'll get there next year. Goals are good.