Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Back to real life

I flew back from Houston yesterday afternoon.  I had a fun time with my sister and her family, although not exactly restful (ie, going to her son's soccer game at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday).  I also almost finished sewing a jacket for Miss C that I have had cut out for a month. We had project night on Saturday night and stayed up way too late.

We went to the quilt festival all day Friday and had a good time despite the fact that we were the youngest there by two generations.  You really have to watch out for those ladies on the motorized scooters.  Some of them were honestly scary.  Plus, I was a little disappointed in the fabric selections at the vendors booths.  It all seemed so dated.  I found only one booth with fabric I was interested in.  Oh well, it's certainly cheaper that way.

I really enjoyed the art quilts.  There was some pretty amazing stuff.  My favorites were by Dianne Firth.

Here are a few others that were pretty impressive.  People can do amazing things with fabric.

Now it's back to real life again.  I need to get working on my mug rug for the swap as well as finish up several projects for Christmas. 

I've been looking around for other swaps to get a few on my "resume."  Which ones have you all done or suggest looking into?

Have a great Tuesday.


  1. Hi Kati, here is a swap that is just starting now...Its a mini quilt swap, I believe the deadline is the beginning of December, but it's open to anyone! I know what you mean about getting swap experience "under your belt" some are super competitive! heres the link, its through flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/littlequiltswap/

  2. I absolutely love Dianne Firth's work. You are the first person that I have seen post any of her quilts at Houston on a blog. Thank you. Interesting, your viewpoint on Houston as I was thinking the same thing, judging by the photos I have seen so far.

  3. I'm amazed at how Dianne Firth (at least I assume that was the artist) created perspective in that way. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Stunning!

  4. Thanks for sharing a few pictures. Are Dianne Firths's quilts pieces or fused? I keep forgetting that the modern quilt movement is so small, relatively speaking.

  5. Wow, that's some pretty stuff! I think the first is my favorite...

  6. Thank you for sharing your pictures! Each of those quilts are truly amazing!!