Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Quilt and Show

I've been working on this Kansas Troubles fabric quilt for the quilt shop sample. I picked this pattern simply because I've always wanted to try the ocean waves pattern and I thought this was the perfect fabric. With all those half square triangles on the bias, I would not recommend this pattern for a beginner. The border was something new for me as well, it was a new method I had never tried. Not sure I would do it again.

Other than working extra long days in the office (I won't go into the long boring details) I went to a quilt show in Victoria BC. I was meeting my aunt at the show and due to cell phone battery problems I couldn't reach her. It took us a while to finally meet up but all turned out well in the end. Here are a few pictures I took.



I especially love the displays they had set up with antique quilts, sewing machines and various sewing notions. It was very well done, I could have looked at these displays for hours.


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33 comments:

Screen Door said...

Great displays, but I LOVE the shop sample. A classic block that is beautiful... Definitely a keeper.

Vicki W said...

The quilt turned out great!

Stina said...

Love the oceans wave.. done one as my first quilt.. for a bed...stupid me.. but I loved and still do.. not keen on the colours though.. blue and purple..LOL...
An I love the pictures from the show..:o)

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is great. Thanks for sharing the quilt show. Love the birds.

andsewon said...

Love your ocean waves and the fabric colors as well.
Those show quilts are amazing and yes those displays are so neat.
Have not been to a show that had quilts displayed this way.

jeanette said...

I love, love, love your ocean waves!!!!

Jackie said...

I love the ocean waves quilt. It is truly a wonderful pattern. You did a great job with it! Thanks for the pictures of the show. I always love inspiration.

Jenny in Belgium said...

thanks for sharing the photo's of the show - love the bird quilt
Jenny

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilt is beautiful.
Thanks for the quilt show. You are right those displays are great.

Lynn said...

Maybe they called it Kansas Troubles because of the troubles making it. Regardless - your's looks great. Love that north pole quilt from the quilt show.

Christine said...

Ooooooh beautiful eye candy in the photos. Thanks for sharing those with us.

KSedlak said...

Hi Wendy,

Your Ocean Waves quilt is beautiful.
It's always so fun to see pictures you have taken from the shows. I sure appreciate you sharing them with us.

Thimbleanna said...

Your ocean waves quilt is beautiful Wendy. I really like the colors you chose.

Quilt Hollow said...

Ocean Waves wants to live at my house...can you hear it?
Ok...so I went a saw the movie "Knowing" over the weekend and things speak to me now! LOL
Seriously...I really, really like that quilt...sure you don't wanna do it again? Big Smile here!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the Kansas Troubles quilt, both the fabric and pattern - but especially the piecing and quilting! How large is it?

Janet said...

Your quilt looks really good! I wish we had displays like that at our shows here in OZ thanks for sharing, I could have looked at those for ages too.

*karendianne. said...

I agree, lovely displays but nothing compared to YOUR quilt. Wow! Love it. Good job! No. Wait. GREAT job!

Carol said...

My vote is the same...the displays are wonderful but don't hold a candle to your Ocean Waves quilt...Wendy it's Awesome!

Guðrún said...

The little quilt you are doing is great, the fabrics are lovely.

Kathie said...

Love your quilt Wendy, its beautiful, the border looks great.
OH those antique quilt displays, your right I could look at those for a long time!
thanks for sharing
kathie

Karen said...

Love the new quilt. The fabric is very nice. You did a great job.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your quilt top for the shop! It is gorgeous! And your right, those displays are awesome!

LC said...

Love your quilt! Also the show certainly had some wonderful quilts. I've a question about one of them, so maybe email me?

Judy said...

The quilt was worth the effort! I've always love Corns and Beans, which is similar with HST's but oh the work!

Sherri said...

Fun pictures!!! And I love your quilt as well!

Wendy K said...

Looks like you had fun at the quilt show. Your 'sample' quilt is too gorgeous...if it's a sample will you get it back???? I really hope so!! W x

Donna said...

The ocean waves quilt is fantastic!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the ocean waves.......sounds like a good challenge........thanks for sharing the display pics........

Ivory Spring said...

What a lovely post. I love your Kansas Troubles Quilt.

Carole said...

As always, lovely quilt! I read you about that border. It looks like the one for my spring rose, which has been sitting next to my sewing machine for quite some time! Thanks for the show tour! Hugs!

Millie said...

Your quilt is lovely and what a great display of old quilts.

Karen said...

I love your quilt!

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