Monday, October 19, 2009

A Little Bit of Shopping

Did I promise to show you my PIQF purchases? I was very restrained compared to my last few quilt show forays. Funny that, since I've finished some quilts-for-hire and actually had depth to my checkbook! :) I was just much more interested in the quilts than I was in the vendors.

I bumped into another quilter yesterday at Costco, and asked if she'd been to the show. She agreed that this was the best edition of PIQF in years. I don't know what made it so outstanding. The quilts are always stunning, but 2009 seemed to bring out the very best. Either that, or I was TOTALLY in the mood for a quilt show. :)

But I digress. Here are the few things that I brought home:


I've got a bit of sea-colored roving, some wool that looks like it's still got lanolin in it, a few cones of King Tut, a couple of gewgaws, and a book. I had been looking for the mola lady, and I bought these two pieces. The fish was actually attached to a little burlap bag, but I removed it because I didn't care for the bag. The funny thing is, when I got home, I realized that these "molas" are actually just appliqued pieces. They don't have any of the layers of reverse applique that you find in traditional molas. :) Does this make them "cheater molas"? :)

On Saturday I was sitting on the couch and saw the backsides of Edgar and Malcolm. They were within a few feet of each other, and in identical positions. Their coloring is very similar, so I had to grab my camera and take a picture of these bookends. Malcolm shifted a bit, but they still crack me up.

That's all I've got for you today. My Studio is suddenly upside down, I don't even want to take a picture. The first order of business will be to organize, and then I've got that stack of quilts-for-hire. The sooner they are quilted, the sooner I can play with the ideas I came up with this weekend. I need more hours in the day. Either that, or more energy!!

2 comments:

quiltedtime said...

Curious.... What are you going to do with the roving and the wool?

K.

Lisa Ellis said...

We will have to compare notes on the roving. I mentioned that I purchased the felting attachment for my sewing machine in Houston and can't wait to play with it.