Monday, April 11, 2016

Quilting Interrupted

I recently took a trip to Austin to visit my kids. I love Austin and the times that I get to spend with them. One of the highlights was a trip to Waco to visit Magnolia Market.
If you are not aware of what Magnolia Market is, you really need to watch Fixer Upper with Chip and JoJo Gaines. 
It is just amazing how this show and remarkable couple has changed Waco! The Silos in downtown Waco are now a shop complete with a store with lots of items for decorating, a family play area, food trucks and picnic tables. 
While the kids were at work, I spent time hiking with Sadie, my 'grandpup.' We had ventures to the Botanical Gardens and the Boardwalk.

My DD2 and I also crafted a bit making a wreath for our doors. Here is mine. 
Many more fun memories!
Once I was back home, I got busy on the April Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Orange is the color of the month! 

Here are 4 of the 6 blocks that are finished. 
I also worked on making a few more Little Blue Houses for a total of 12!
These are fun to make...not sure when I'll stop.
Also, this past weekend was the International Quilt Festival in Chicago! I love this show. Although I took many pictures, I will only show you a few of my favorites. 
Love the concept of the Drunkard Path block used as Butterflies!
Amazing work!
Beautiful colors and stunning hand work!
I was excited to see this quilt in person! Lovely!
Another great quilt using the Drunkard Path block!
This winner is a woven quilt. If you look closely at the detail shot, you can see the structure of this quilt. Amazing pop art!

I'm back in my quilt room, starting a new project with several more swirling in my brain...inspiration is everywhere!

Hope you have a great quilting day!


  1. We love Chip and Joanna! Waco is on our someday list. One of these days I'm going to jump in with both feet on the RSC. At the moment there seems to be too many other things to finish up first but I have been making a little Pinterest board of ideas. Still love your little blue and white houses. What pattern are you using to make those? Garden season is nipping at my heals.... so I am trying to be SEW productive before I get side tracked with summer. The days pass so quickly. Take care. Janita

  2. It appears that only your quilting was interrupted, Everyone else's went along just fine. LoL. Your new block looks great as well as the others you've done. I love your variety of little houses too. It's gonna be a great neighborhood. What a wonderful quilt show you brought to us. I really love that Goodnight quilt!

  3. Love your scrappy strippy blocks, don't know the name. Your blue houses are really cute. Glad to see you on RSC16. Thanks for the online quilt show, some amazing quilts.


Sweet sentiments