(Back on the PC, so I can use more than one photo & hyperlinks.)
Marlene went to the Show that I went to on Friday. (She jotted down names & titles... I didn't.) I will only post one quilt that she posted because it was my favorite. :o)
I believe that her quilt was my favorite last year (Not that I can find the post to hyperlink it...) But according to my flickr & Marlene's information, she did make both quilts. Last years quilt was also made out of 1 inch squares, but the picture was of the University of Maryland mascot.
I thought that this one was a clever scrappy/ I Spy quilt.
Close-up of one of the rockets with my all time favorite cat print in red.
This pattern is by Mimi Dietrich. While the colors - are not me, I love her border:
I have a pieced quilt with an appliqued border in my future... (Not saying "when" in my future, but...)
Snail's Trail Charm Quilt. Take a look at the 2 close-ups below & then look again at this quilt...
I had never seen anything like that... Well, I had seen water colors, but not as a Snail's Trail.
I also got a goodie from Australia:
Thanks Tracey. I love it! (I wonder how many Aussies actually get to see Kangaroos out their windows? When we were in Australia, it was too windy for the roos - in areas where they are normally seen. We did got to 2 "zoos" where we got to see a lot of roos, they are soft.)
I also got this:
YUMMER! (if you are an Aussie & you participate in international swaps - do drop one of these lovelies into your package...)
In this time of financial insecurity, independent stores are not doing so well... Quilt shops included. So they come up with gimmics... If you went to the quilt show this past weekend & read the newsletter, & went to the shop, you got a yard sale coupon. $7.95 per yard (whole yard minimum). Not a bad "sale" idea...
Unfortunately, the fabric that I got is Minkies cousin & was closer to $20 per yard, but my baby is worth it. Now that to do with a mint green & a yellow backing? Does the backing have to "go with" the front? Not quite stashbusting...