Monday, April 16, 2012
Not only that, they've upped the excitement---with the addition of a fully loaded garden tote!
Of course, it's the tote itself and it's quilty possibilities that has me giddy;-)
When is the drawing? Not sure---but I'm having fun with this place!! Lol! I mean, be honest---does your doctors office do this!? Huh??
Don't you wish they did?? :-)
For those who still haven’t printed off the directions for Orca Bay ----time is running out!
With the next book release in July, I need to pull all the directions for Orca Bay from the website on MAY 1ST ---that’s just 2 weeks away.
Please print what you need because I won’t be able to help you with missing steps after May 1st!
The clock is ticking…….
Click HERE to print the steps --- links to everyone’s link-ups to show their progress will remain after I remove the instruction pages.
It looks like the Hunter men have survived quite well in my absence, feasting on whatever their little hearts desire---Good grief!
Put it this way---no one got into the bag of apples or clementines I left for snacks--
I guess the V-8 would be considered by them to be "healthy"??
It's a good thing I do come home every once in a while!
My flight home got me into Greensboro about 10pm last night….I hexied until I couldn’t see to thread a needle anymore ----it was dark OUTSIDE the plane, and those little reading lights “in the panel above your head” just aren’t enough for these old eyes to see even where the EYE of the needle is in semi-darkness.
I gave it up, listened to a book on my MP3 player and dozed ----I’ll have to back-track on that story to find what I missed out on!
This morning --- it’s a put it all back together kind of day. First things first –those MQX photos!
There is NO WAY to tackle all these photos in one upload!
I decided the only way to make it through the editing was to do it in batches – you see, when they come off the camera they are high res, huge photos – inch wise it says they are about 45 inches in the widest dimension, which makes for slow loading files and takes too much storage space, so I have to edit and crop and fix every photo I upload to the blog for easier web viewing – with the exception of the “Iphone-o-Grams” which come live from the phone as they happen.
I grabbed a random sampling of the first photos I took at MQX --- there is likely to be commentary on some --- and some need no explaining.
Because I was trying to take pictures around people who were standing in front of things, I may have missed many of the descriptions stating who made what and what their explanation is – just because I couldn’t take time to wait for every single person to finish reading and move aside so I could take a pic of every paragraph.
When I visit shows, I’m really guilty of taking partial pics of quilts….a piece of border, an alternate block, a corner treatment, maybe a fun sashing….so you are likely to get bits and parts!
I posted pics of Sharon Schamber’s quilt in THIS Iphone-o-Gram –the first quilt I looked at as we made our way up the aisles and I knew I was in for a feast for the eyes…
There were also close ups like THIS……the quilting was incredible, and yes, all that lattice work is open, you can see right through to the other side.
This is typical for the kind of shots I take at quilt shows! The blue you see through the lattice work is the carpet on the other side ;c)
I’m really drawn to quilts that are “DIFFERENT” than the kind that I make. I find it so amazing how other artist’s minds work ..these quilts were so unbelievably detailed!
Doesn't this just blow you away?? WOW!
This is the flying bird at the top…..even the rays of the sun were feathered ---- just gorgeous!
This one is so Wild and Goosey! It just radiates happiness and free spirit to me ---
Look at this quilting detail! Do you see the textured background BEHIND that pink swirly feather? Under/Over lattice work! Makes me think I can just QUIT pretending to be a quilter now and just go home!
Thread painting so unbelievably REAL looking! Get closer, come on, you know you want to!
The EYES have it!
I found it hard NOT to pet him! This was just so cool!
And for the doggie lovers out there....look at this little guy ---his nose was the most realistic of all…get a load of this:
Look at that texture! I know I’d never be able to make quilts like this –it’s a whole different kind of art form that I so appreciate, and so envy in those who see fabrics and thread through their eyes and hands this way.
There was also a great display of white on white quilts. A whole page of white on white quilts might make a very white blog post, so I’m going to upload those in an album for your perusal. Be sure to click and biggie size – the quilting is phenomenal
This week is DEFINITELY brought to you by the color ---GREEN!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I had a fun day touring the mansion grounds---we didn't take time to do the inside---it was such a beautiful day I wanted to spend it outside!
Here are some more photos---not even sure I can remember which house is what at this point!
In my own bed tonight---yes!