Friday, April 26, 2013

Vacation is Wonderful

Yesterday we were in Paducah, KY at the AQS quilt show, and had a great time!  I especially like to go to the Rotary Antique Quilt Show in Paducah when I am there for the AQS show.  The antique show featured signature quilts this year, and as always, they were spectacular.  Here is a picture of one of them:

Week 29: Seven-Pointed Star for Australia
My progress on blocks and quilts has been slow, but steady.  I completed the pesky 7 pointed star that I wrote about previously (here)
Here's the final version.  It's displayed with a small sewing machine from my friend Dee's collection of toy sewing machines.  

I discovered that each star point was a slightly different shape, and ended up making paper templates for each star point, and sewing the inside points together, then appliqueing the star onto the background.  Then the middle of the star was slightly off, where all the fabrics came together, and so I did a little blanket stitching with embroidery floss to make it look better.  But it's finished, and as they say - "finished is better than perfect".  I think it's the last seven pointed star that I will ever make!

I am now caught up on the blocks of the week from Barbara Brackman's blog, until another block is shown tomorrow morning.  Here's the link to Barbara's blog to see what the blocks are all about.  (go here) 

Week 27: Grandmother's Dream: The Houghtons
Week 28: Ocean Wave: My Friend Erma

Week 30: Broad Arrow: Prison Garb

Week 31: Tinted Chain

Week 32: Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie
Week 33: Contrary Husband
Week 34: Coffee Cup
My much needed vacation is helping me get my mojo back.  I am so happy for that.  How are you doing this week?


Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Love your blocks! And such a pretty quilt from the Rotary Club show. That's one of my favorite spots as well. I didn't go this year, but am stitching lots these days. When I am done with these projects I will need a vacation!

Kindred Quilts said...

Mission accomplished on that seven point star! You finished it beautifully! Your BB blocks are gorgeous... delicious fabrics! Broad Arrow is one I've never seen before. Not much sewing for me this past week... I'm blaming my full-time job!

Leah Rubin said...

Always beautiful, and so beautifully done. Today I'm going shopping for fabrics for a new baby quilt! Jason and his wife are expecting a new daughter in July! Lucky us!

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Lori said...

I've been to Paducah once for the show and had a fantastic time. A really great place for inspiration!! Love your newest blocks.

Quilt Hollow said...

Great blocks! Love those colors!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Envy being a sin, I won't confirm that your cheddars make my mouth water :)