Thursday, October 30, 2014

Another Quilt Show

     Gina and I traveled to the Kansas City area on Friday for our second (hopefully) annual Lee's Summit Guild Quilt Show.  It is a big guild with several sub-groups and did not disappoint.  
This was very striking, contained some machine embroidery.

Butternut and Blue, a Kansas City Star quilt from several years ago.
Gina and I have both made this one.  Love the setting, the blocks appear
to float on the background.

I like the borders on this one.

I thought this was a great use of black and white.

A great patriotic pattern.

A fun appliqué quilt.

A fabulous flannel and wool.

Gina just finished a bulls eye quilt and we thought this was a unique take on that pattern.

I have been very attracted to medallion quilts lately
as well as red and white quilts, so this really caught
my eye.

A string quilt.

I love row quilts and want to make one sometime.  I really liked this one.

A Bonnie Hunter pattern, Orca Bay.  Very pretty.

This one was called "Got Mail".  Cute

Unusual, but striking.

A pretty little churn dash.

A fun halloween quilt.

My favorite, a Dear Jane!  What an inspiration.

Isn't this a striking patriotic quilt?

This was a doll quilt with great piecing.  It doesn't show well in the picture.
For some reason, they displayed the small quilts near the floor.

We did manage a little shopping and I bought the cheddar to go with my fabrics for
the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery, Grand Illusion.  These are mostly from my stash, but needed the cheddar for the
"yellow constant".  Naturally, these are not Bonnie's choice of fabrics.  Hers are much brighter, but this is my color palette and will work in my house much better.  This will be my first experience with one of her

     Moving on to another subject; I recently ordered a repro hand crank from Cindy Peters at Stitches in Time for that electrified Singer 127 I bought recently.  The information kept mentioning something called a "motor boss" and I thought it meant the bolt that attaches the motor.  I finally decided I needed to confirm my thinking and sent the first picture to Cindy, asking if I had the right machine for the conversion.  Well, I don't on the 127, but the second picture has the proper thingy (motor boss).  

The motor boss is that squarish molding in the machine casting with the groove down the middle.  Cindy has a great post about it on Treadle On, in case you are confused about this too.  I decided to keep my order active on the hand crank and either put it on the 128 or find another machine with the motor boss on it.  (Any excuse will do).   

Last, but not least, here is what I'm working on this week.  This is a free pattern on the McCall's Quilting site called Country Spirit.  I think it was designed as a patriotic, so I thought it might work as a Quilt of Valor.  I had this jelly roll I wanted to use, so adapted the pattern to 2 1/2 inch strips and made it this week.  I really like it, but will simplify it a little if I make a Quilt of Valor.  It has star-pieced borders which are really effective, but pretty time-consuming.  

     My next project is a charity quilt for our guild meeting on November 11, so I need to 
Keep on Stitchin'

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