After the all-day Quilt Festival and a much needed rest that night, we awoke the next morning to a rainy Saturday. The outside weather didn't dampen our spirits as the morning was filled with a sense of anticipation of how much sewing we'd get done on our selected projects.
My friend, Chris, outdid herself with all the cooking while I was visiting. Here's the delicious breakfast that awaited me when I came downstairs--quiche, fruit, yogurt, and muffins. Thank you, Chris!
Next on the itinerary: Race to the Berninas!
Here I am sewing sashing on the twelve Saturday Sampler Blocks of the Month from the class I just completed at Patchwork Plus. Before I left on this trip, I had taken time to cut LOTS of strips, blocks, etc...everything I would need to ensure no hold-ups and lots of sewing time: Here's my photographer--John, a 12-year old Texas Ranger and the youngest of Chris' ten children, who kept us company throughout the day. I really wanted to bring him home with me after the weekend was over--he makes the best freshly-squeezed orange juice! Thank you, John!Chris worked hard and accomplished a lot--completing blocks for her block-of-the-month projects and a piano border for a table topper! Towards the middle of the afternoon we took a quick break for some fresh air and headed to her local quilt shop, Nancy's Calico Patch, which was only a few minutes down the street--how convenient!! And there was so much beautiful fabric and quilting inspiration inside:This shop displayed antique sewing machines just like my local quilt shop. Quilt shop owners must all be collectors of old Singer machines:Well, of all the inspiration and "eye candy" that I saw at the Quilt Festival...and of all the beautiful quilting fabrics that I saw in the quilt shop...I have to say that I was the most excited over this last picture I'll show you more than anything else from the weekend.
Chris' design wall in her sewing room which displayed all the blocks she's been working on encouraged me the most. Take a look! Aren't they all just gorgeous?! I'm longing to do every one of those blocks! I'm sure some of you quilters will recognize most of these blocks she's been working on.
Included on this wall is the Fat Quarter Shop's Mystery Block of the Month using Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille (far top right); blocks from the Sew Red for Women block of the month (top left and bottom); and four blocks from the Blogger Girls block of the month (the red/white/blue blocks, left middle rows).
I loved all of my adventures while I was away, and I hope you enjoyed traveling along with me to Williamsburg, to the festival, and to my quilting friend's home! I certainly had a wonderful, wild, quilting weekend!