Here is a bit of my LOOT from Houston.
glorious Japanese silks...
I've started cutting and mixing these with other Japanese fabrics that I have in my stash, and all the dupioni silks that I have... it will be a random, sampler, kitchens ink type of quilt, showing off many of the silks as they are... plus integrating a theme of pinwheels through out the quilt...
Silk: It's like eating in a candy store... everything tastes so good.
Definitely a bit different for me... and I am enjoying every minute of it.
Are you working on anything different these days?
I'd love to hear.
One thing I noticed at this years Houston show, was many using a lot more embroidered touches to quilts... not just on crazy quilts...
This was another favorite of mine this year, all the feathers and details were embroidered on.
It reminds me of my favorite quilt from last year. (below)
hand colored fabric with loads of embroidery for details... just gorgeous.
I'd like to give that idea little play...
Some other stuff I bought in Houston this year, the George mendoza line. Great bright colors, good for cutting up and putting into backgrounds... though that would spruce up my stash!
and these various prints, and feed sacks... I'm itching to cut them all up...
I just threw this into the wash. It is the BASICS kids quilt that I will give to the family of children who helped make the blocks... Tomorrow is the first day of distribution of quilts.
They are still excepting QUILTS for the BASICS Quilt gather... There is no deadline.
If you can please send in a quilt, I can guarantee they will go to the families.
Tomorrow, the names of the person who donated the quilt,
will be read aloud as the quilts are handed over to the families.
Pictures will be taken of all the quilts. Stay tuned!
All of your hard work will be noted, loved and appreciated.
I thank you for your donations.