April 30, 2008

Here They Are!


I really didn't intend yesterday's post to end up being a tease about photos, but that is the way it ended up. My photo to the left here just disappeared by the time I was ready to write about it, so here it is now! This is my Mother and I showing off the totes I made. I talked about the tote I was making for me but didn't post a photo of it because I didn't want to spoil the surprise when she received her gift. Since I won't see my Mother on Mother's Day I gave her the present early. She likes pastels where I like the darker reproduction types of fabrics. As I made hers I added a little button flap on her bag. I didn't like the way my bag gaped open as I used it so I thought this might help. I will probably add one to mine as soon as I come up with a nice looking way to add it now that the bag has been completed. I think I know how I will do it, now to get it done! The Spring wall hanging behind her was part of a Christmas present I gave her two years ago. I gave her four wall hangings for the different seasons. Seeing her wallhanging on the door reminded me that I don't have mine up. Wait a minute - I might not even have mine finished! Ugh! I had better check!




Here are a few photos from the AQS Quilt Show this year. The first is Diane Gaudynski's quilt that won Bernina's Machine Quilting award. I wasn't able to get a better photo of the whole quilt. There were too many other admirers around to maneuver to a better angle. I have also included a close up look at her fabulous quilting. I love her style of machine quilting and have been fortunate enough to be able to take a couple of classes with her. She is a wonderful teacher and I so enjoyed her classes.


This photo is of the Hand Workmanship award winner. Yikes! What a beauty! The Feathered Star is on my list of quilts I want to make. This was a must have photo for me. What an inspiration! I have a couple more photos that I wanted to share, but blogger won't let me download any more photos right now! Honest! Yesterday my photo disappeared, and now it says I don't have a Internet connection. Weird. So, guess I have left you with another unintended teaser. Sorry! I will try to post the other photos soon!

11 comments:

Libby said...

Gorgeous . . . I'm drooling on my keyboard right now *s*

Marlene said...

Loved the totes and the picture of you and your Mom...sure made me miss mine!

Could you e-mail me - have a blogspot question. :)

Paula said...

The picture was worth the wait. LOL I think the spring colors are lovely, but those reproductions....I'm with Libby....I'm drooling! Beautiful!

Carin said...

Great totes!
That quilting is amazing!

Cheryl said...

Sweet pic of you and your mum. Love both bags, but I too am partial to the reproductions. Love them both.

Bren said...

Those quilts are AMAZING! I, too, want to do a feathered star someday.
The bags are beautiful and I love the spring wallhanging!

Sharon said...

I love the bags. I also like the dark shades.
The quilts are just super.
Have a nice week end.

Teresa said...

Cute bags and how fun to have one for your mom on Mother's Day. I enjoyed the pictures of the quilts, thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

The feathered star quilt is amazing. Lots of work to make that one.

Tanya said...

I have some of Diane's books and what I wouldn't give to take a lesson from her! Lucky you!

Lea said...

Woooooooo.... I love your bags!!!! Boy, You did a great job, Marilyn.