Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Butter & Beauty: Savannah!

Photo Heavy Post all about Savannah (with a zillion links).  Not much quilting - just a little hand quilting on the plane.
Our home away from home.  The Old Harbour Inn on River Street.
 I fell in love with the Live Oak trees with Spanish Moss.
We had dinner at The Grey.  What a great vibe.  Is is an old Greyhound station.
Best Cosmo of my life - and that's saying a lot!
Wow - that's a lot of candy.  They love their sweets in south.
butter.  butter. butter.   Hey Ya'll.
Voted the most beautiful street in the USA - Jones St.
On Kelly's suggestion we ate at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.
 Two hour wait in the hot Savannah Sun......Worth it!
21 bowls of southern food and sweet tea:  $22.00.    The chicken is soaked in buttermilk before frying, of course.

We highly recommend the Old Savannah Tour Trolley .   Judy (on my right) and I have been friends since 5th grade and Joan since I was 20.   Some of you may know us as the Champagne Girls and we did have some. We missed Martha who was in Europe :(
Characters hop on and share Savannah Stories.  This is Franky, she was a welder in WWII.
 Next time I want to eat here!
Here is the sight of Forest Gump's bench where he narrated his story while he waited for the bus to see Jenny.
Fun shopping at the Paris Market.
Woo hoo a new Pressed Penny for my collection. What a cheesy ham I am.
Handsome devil.....
During the rain we checked out the Jepson Center Museum.  This is a giant air balloon mobile.
This where you can find The Bird Girl monument, made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
The River Walk area has these gigantic cobblestones which was balist in cotton ships on the Savannah River.
 This reminded me of Diagon Alley.
The Bohemian Hotel has a very cool bar both on the roof and this one just steps from the River Walk.
I loved you Savannah!  Spending time with my oldest (ha ha) friends was a blessing and a gift.

Regular Quilt Posting will resume soon.  Tonight I'm presenting a program for The First Dutchess Quilters in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quilts on Parade!

Thank you Herring Run Quilters for such a warm welcome last weekend.  Your show and tell was amazing!

The Northern Star Quilt Guild Show awarded my Alice Payne Quilt with a Blue Ribbon.
Hot Flash received an Honorable Mention.
Brownstone Quilters Guild  won a Blue Ribbon in the group category.
Thank you to all the quilters who shared their work at this show!  If generous quilters didn't take the time to enter, we wouldn't have a quilt show to attend.

Here is my Best in Show.  It was my favorite quilt of the day and just a wonderful wonderful quilt!
What majestic whales.
The details make it very special.
Here are a few more that I really liked.
Here is how I prep my quilts for shows:
I drape my big board with a clean bed sheet.  I also place one on the carpet under the board.
Then I set about checking the whole quilt for threads.  I use a lint roller over the entire surface, front and back.
Regardless of how carefully I store my quilts, they always pick up lint.  Try this - you'll be amazed!
I'd also like to wish my Applique' Medallion quilt project a Happy One Year Anniversary.  I should be finished by now, but I've had a very busy year.  I'm working on the 2nd clamshell border.
I'm off tomorrow for a girly getaway.  I plan to journal my little trip on IG.
Hope you have a great week.

p.s. for those who have been reading FWB over the years, you'll notice I didn't report on the Derby.  Looking For Lee upset my betting boxes and overall I thought the race was Meh.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Come Over and Play!

is the name of a new little liberated house quilt I made this week using some brights and low volume fabrics.
 I started with these two blocks and a mailbox.  I use the number print because it reminds me of marking the sidewalk for hopscotch...remember hopscotch?  Sky blue and all?
I did machine fan quilting.
Here is the backing fabric.
Can you believe the mess I made with my drawer of polka dot fabric?  gee wiz.
 The goldfinches are back and looking fabulous.  The Hummingbirds are back also, but I haven't caught a photo yet.
 Hello handsome.  I think they heard the shutter through the window.
I finished the king sized log cabin top for my son, Andrew.  
 I'll start quilting it very soon.  It is about 96 x 96" so I'll quilt it in sections.
Coco has been limping lately, so I've been resting her from long walks.  Between that and the rain lately she's been very bored.
I'll be visiting the Herring Run Quilters Guild on Saturday to present a program on Scrap Quilting and hold a Liberated House Workshop.

On Sunday I'm going to the Northern star Quilters Guild Show.