AQS Paducah 2017

First up is my personal favorite from the 2017 AQS Paducah quilt show.  It’s Aqua Clara (Clear Water) by Lucia Souza from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  I love the colors and composition.  This is the quilt I would chose if I could wave a wand and pick just one to bring home with me  😉I love the detailed embroidery.  Evidently the judges liked it too because it won the Best Wall Hand Workmanship award 🙂

I visited Julie Sefton’s Author’s Showcase quilt.  Thanks for taking the picture, Jan!

And scoped out Julie’s Build-a-Barn book on the AQS rack.

Only one left!!

And then I did some purposeful shopping.  I bought this green one for backing my Bonnie Hunter Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt.

And these pieces for my current Bonnie Hunter Autumn Scrap Crystals quilt.  The orange is more like the second picture.

And then I shopped for a little stash enhancement.  Neutrals, brights and miscellaneous.

I was pretty good in the fabric department (30 yards total)…..Casper says, meh, but gives it two paws up for sit-ability.

I spent plenty of green papers, as Millie would say, for the Quilter’s Select metal rotary cutter from Alex Anderson with the mat (two actually) and ruler……..I’ll have to post a review after I’ve used them for a bit.  I certainly hope they are worth the money 🙂  Alex says she likes them because she can rotary cut sitting down…..I’ll let you know about that too! 

Thanks to my traveling companions, Jan & Carol, and to the weather for no rain…coming or going!!

Paducah Fun II

Oh, the things I saw in Paducah 🙂

Check out Quilt Man’s accessories !

What strawberry shortcake?? 

Yakety Yak, don’t talk back….and little piggy too 🙂  In front of the Yeiser. 

Kathy & Margaret were definitely in town to have FUN!!!  Weeee……

Isn’t this one cool cat?  Below is the quilt Le Chat de Mondrian by Connie Griner entered in the Wall Quilts Modern category.

Thanks for a wonderful show and great time, AQS & Paducah.

PaDOOOOcah!!

This is for you, Jeanne!  She says it’s been awhile since my last post so I’m popping in to say I’m Paducah bound, woo hoo!!!  And since a blog post is so boring without pictures, here are a few inspiration photos 🙂

Art hanging in at Lambert International Airport in St Louis, MO

Hexagon tiled floor…….

As seen in an old Ford dealership in St Louis MO that is now the Small Batch whiskey bar.  We were seated upstairs and the atmosphere was amazing!

And here’s a quick shot of some hand work I’ve been doing. 

Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oi, Oi, Oi

Anyone else watch Jimmy Kimmel & Adam Carolla on The Man Show so many years ago?  At the end of the show they would hoist a beer and chant, “Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oi, Oi, Oi”………I found the show hillarious…..granted it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it made me laugh.  So, when my husband saw my lastest quilt top he did The Man Show chant, thus naming this quilt 😉  This quilt is from  Sujata Shah, of The Root Connection’s,workshop and is from her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts.  I took the workshop along with Robin Stewart and Julie Sefton….great fun.

I’m happy with the way it turned out and it was so fun selecting the fabrics. 

I’m working on a new Bonnie Hunter quilt, Scrap Crystals from her More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  I’m using autumn colors which are quite different that the blues & greens of Bonnie’s quilt.  Below is my design counter 😉

I’m sewing on Scrap Crystals as my main project but I have Celtic Solstice as my leader/ender project.  I love the colors Bonnie chose for Celtic Solstice so I’m not mixing the colors up on this one.  Fun times! 

I’ll be linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday link-up later. Edited to add: the DWM link.