The church balcony was the home for Grandmother's Choice during the show and it was wonderful to see it in the late afternoon with the sun shining on it.
I was very fortunate to be able to arrange for a new home for Grandmother's Choice and I know she will be well cared for, and I was again thrilled when my Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt went to a fan of the show and a fan of my quilt.
We had hundreds of visitors over the duration of the show, many of them quilters just like you and me, and a few fellow bloggers to boot! Speaking of boots, meet Valerie of Purple Boots and Pigtales, and a fellow member of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. Valerie is like a breath of fresh air and her enthusiasm is contagious. She had lots of fun posing with my attempt at a modern Charming Stars quilt!
Although I was busy during the day, I managed to make a few things at night. I fell in love with Edyta Sitar's mini-charm pattern, Little Love, and made a couple of the mini-quilts. The finished quilt is about the size of a piece of paper. I appliqued the hearts by machine and added straight line quilting to finish them off.
The first one I made using her Heart's Content fabric line. Can you see the thimble on the quilt? This gives you the idea of its size.
Then I decided to make a larger version of the quilt using her pattern, Sweetheart. This version finishes at about 45" x 54". I used Autumn Festival fabric by Henry Glass. I combined it with my neutrals and another blue from my stash and finished binding it one morning as I worked at the quilt show.
I chose to use straight line quilting because I had seen Carol's at Just Let me Quilt and I loved it! The quilt is so soft, perfect to cuddle, to throw on a couch, or to hang on a wall.
I made a few extra hearts and used one as my label.
Of course I had leftover fabrics, so another mini-charm quilt was added to the mix, and another tote bag!
Now that the show is over, I am focusing on finishing up a few projects and starting a few new ones. The sewing machine is busy and it's a great day for quilting!