Two finished Charlotte’s Baskets were shared during our workshops at Stitchin’ Heaven quilt shop in Mineola, Texas!
Last year when I was here, there were 4 tops shown, and now two made it back as completed quilts.
As much as I love seeing the quilts, I love seeing the folks that made them even more.
It’s like a cherished home-coming to see everyone and catch up with what’s been going on, and hear the stories of kids getting married, the arrival of grandbabies, the long awaited retirement finally happening, so much living going on in between the times when we are able to see each other.
As much as I love the quilting, the PEOPLE are really the best part.
And our Show & Share moments at the end of our lunch break are just the icing on the cake!
Arms full of quilty goodness!
Texas Braid from Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
I have had “helpful” suggestions of: “Please include the name of every quilt, and where the pattern can be found and also the name of the maker on each photo in the slide show so we know…”
Honey, there is only so much time to DO the slide show, and I don’t have a sign up sheet for info before they show their quilts. I would if I could, but some things are just going to be eye candy without every detail in full view because just editing the photos alone and then making a slide show takes a long long time and having to add text to every photo would just result in:
“Please slow the slide show down so that I can read it, the photos move too fast!” LOL!
Texas Tumbleweed from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
I do know that this is Rosemary!
Read how I came to know here HERE!
So great to see you and hug you, Rosemary!
The beautiful Allison and her yellow/grey Talkin’ Turkey from String Fling!
Ramona used bonus triangles and built this baby quilt as Leaders & Enders!
Her own creation, pattern not available.
Deb and her Razzle Dazzle quilt, from Quiltmaker Magazine!
(I do need to get this one uploaded as a digital download – soon. In my spare time. I promise!)
Carlene’s amazing Yo-Yo quilt!
If I can remember this story correctly, this was handed down from Carlene’s grandmother to her. It is absolutely the only yoyo quilt I’ve ever really loved. I think it is the size of the yo-yos. They are the size of a quarter. And I can’t imagine the work that went into this beauty. It is HEAVY. And to think there is only thread holding each circle to the next.
And that border treatment! WOWZA!
the back side shows the fabric prints!
And you will find the rest of all of the wonderful quilts , antique, vintage, and current in the Texas-sized slide show below!
A bit of a funny: When I make the slide show on YouTube, they have a limited number of musical tracks available as background music. I always try to find something that fits the theme, or the location of where I am – for instance, country music if I am in Texas, or something soft and thoughtful if I need a quieter feel like when touring the Ave Maria Gardens in Culllman, Alabama.
Get the wrong track for the occasion, and it can be quite funny.
This is a long slide show, more than 5 minutes in length with only 4 seconds for each photo. The only songs of length were in the “classical” section. Imagine this slide show with a background track of “The William Tell Overture!” As I was testing songs I was laughing so hard. Some things are just wrong.
Due to this scenario, the music will run out before the slides are done, but this one fit the best without running out way early! I hope you enjoyed it!
Rolling Stone blocks and “How to Make an American Quilt.”
Perfection in the sewing room!
This morning’s sun trying to to burn through the low hanging fog.
This was on Sadie’s “necessary walk” this morning, and we only went as far as it took to get down to business. I love the fog in the crags and crevices. It’s another Brigadoon morning on the mountain!
There will be more time for more blocks today. The Hubster arrives this evening, his work week in Santa Barbara is complete and he is on a plane home. We’ll have a long weekend to enjoy, heading home likely on Monday.
But for now, I’m not thinking of leaving. I’m just thinking of savoring every moment up here.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt found in Texas.
How boring life would be if we were all the same. If every day were the same, if every experience were the same.
Embrace the differences!
Happy Friday, everyone!