Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Traveler........

Well, since I have been gone the last few days, I have been having fun, fun, fun and seeing quilts galore. On Friday, I went to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana for an exhibit called "American Quilts: 200 Years of Tradition. It will be on display until March 15th. It was a smaller exhibit, with about 30 quilts but just wonderful. If you live in the area, you should go see this exhibit. There's are pretty quilts to see and lots of places to have lunch.

Friday night, I sat and got the binding stitched down on UFO #3 on my list.

It was a pattern by Billie Lauder and she gave the pattern away at a retreat I went to with my sister a few years ago. I didn't start the quilt at the retreat but did it a few summers ago. It's not that complicated, being a nine patch, but you do need to sew the fabric strips in order. It gives you a scrappy quilt but with a more organized look. I got it quilted this week with a simple grid pattern.

Here is a picture of the back. I just pieced 10" squares together.

I will keep this one for when my grandbabies visit. I don't have any grandbabies yet. I hope the fabric holds up until I get some grandbabies. I suppose dust could eat away at the threads and it could disinegrate before I have any grandkids. lol I went to a quilt show with my friend Neena. It was the South Bay Quilters Guild in Torrance. It was a nice size show with a good variety of quilts. Here's a picture of a quilt I really liked.

You can find more pictures of quilts from the quilt exhibit and the quilt show on my webshots album here. Sheesh, good thing I'm going back to work tomorrow. I'm exhausted!!!


Barb said...

I love all of the quilts....and I too want a grandbaby or two??? Not too much to ask??

3anklebiters said...

thanks for sharing the pics of the show. the quilt is adorable and will hold up until you have grandbabies. ;) patience is a virtue. ;)

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Great Quilts. I love when backs are quilted not just plain fabric. I have done a few of those. Also so nice to have finished a UFO I am sure. Have a great week

Conni said...

The museum sounds like a wonderful day! And lots of places to have lunch...well, you just might have to eat lunch 2 or 3 times to try them all!! LOL!!!

Laura-IH said...

Dust might dissolve thread? Oh, man! Am I in trouble! ; )

That's a really cute quilt. I know your future grandbabies will love it!

Christie said...

ooohhh I love the grandbaby yumminess of that scrappy quilt you sewed up! It'll be like wrappin' up in love and sunshine! Great job Liz!

ozjane said...

This grandma envy is just the worst. LOL.

I could not have chn as I had major surgery when very young and I went through the envy of others with babies stage, but it was tempered by the fact that as a teacher I had lots of contacts with children and my friends shared their babies with me.

But this grandma stuff.
I am just plain envious.
A few of them share.......I do have one baby picture on my fridge.
Have not yet met the baby...but was given the photo by the proud grandma. And the grandmas who are having their daughters children seem to undergo such a different experience from the one with their sons children. Not that the children are treated differently ...they just seem to get to share more.
So enjoy your grandma quilts..I just make them for the babies.....
But then I do not have to babysit when the parents work and I have to admit to being too tired and unwell for that.
So hope those babies come soon for all of you ladies who are waiting.