Pumpkins and baby quilts, from earth tones to bright colors.
A scrappy pinwheel made primarily from Collection for a Cause layer cakes.
And of course my favorite, from Quilts by Darlene's QAL, Darlene's Mystery quilt, which I have renamed "Mystery Solved". It is a pretty heavy quilt so I am surprised I managed to get a picture of it blowing in the wind. What must the neighbours think when they see me out there waiting to snap that windy picture!
Some quilters keep track of how many hours it took to make a quilt. Mystery Solved took a lot, but I am so happy with the result. Thanks, Darlene, for your inspiration. Darlene is a fellow Nova Scotian who has opened her own quilt shop in Digby called A Needle Pulling Thread. It is almost a day's drive from here, but well worth the drive!
Our show started yesterday with a very successful first day. You can read more about the show HERE. Three bed sized quilts have already left us, on the way to their new homes. Here are a few pics I snapped before the show opened...
My Country Charmer quilt is at the front of the church, on a pew to the right, with the other display quilts. People are so impressed by the customized quilting that was done by my wonderful blog friend and quilt designer Lynn from Sew'n Wild Oaks. We see mostly edge to edge machine quilting here, so it is a special treat to see a quilt with such stunning customized quilting. You can revisit Country Charmer's quilt story HERE.
In addition to all the bed quilts in the church, the church hall in the back is filled to the rafters with smaller quilted and hand crafted items. You can tell we had a long snowy winter because our quilters stayed inside and sewed, sewed, and sewed!
If you live in the area, please drop by and say hello. Our hours are from 10-4 every day through to August 14. I'll be waiting!
It's a great day for quilting!