Thank you, Sandi for letting me use your camera when mine failed me at Road to California! That was VERY sweet of you!!
Although Road has come and gone, I thought whenever I get a chance I would share some of the highlights of this AMAZING show!!
It was a huge quilt…with a simple colour palette…plain slightly mottled beige flannel for the background…two shades of green wool, and pink and red wool flowers…simple but absolutely gorgeous!
I really wanted to touch…but alas I was wearing a plastic glove and it just wasn’t the same.
The quilting was exquisite…a work of art for sure.
BUT I would love to see this quilt without the elaborate quilting. There is no way that I could ever quilt like this…in fact few Quilters could!…So I would LOVE to see it quilted with simple stitching…something that a normal quilter would be able to do…
There are huge spaces on this quilt that require heavy quilting….which made me hesitate to even consider buying the pattern…
I came to the conclusion that this quilt would still be beautiful with simple do-able quilting.
So when I stumbled onto the book at one of the booths I bought it!! I figured it was meant to be…The book is called Flannel Gatherings by Lisa Bongean and the quilt is called Portland Rose.
Did you guess that this quilt was made by Lisa and quilted by Pineapple Quilter, Linda Hrcka? What an amazing team effort! This is the quilt that is featured in Lisa’s newest book…Flannel Gatherings!
I’m sure that Lisa has this book for sale in her online shop, Primitive Gatherings…which you can find HERE!! Just in case…
Before I go…I have to show you a Valentine surprise that my hubby got me…a new camera!! I guess I must have whined a little more than I thought about my old camera failing me!! This one is even smaller than my old one, which I LOVED!! I tell ya’ these cameras are wonderful…turn it on, point shoot and move on…
…and it goes anywhere..in your pocket, bag, around your neck or wrist! And they take a licking and keep on ticking…well most of the time! (My old one WAS 5-6 years old…and used daily and never failed me…except for the most important show of the YEAR! See…I’m still whining…hahah)
Yup, I LOVE this dark blue camera…did I mention that it’s the same colour as my car!! We now MATCH…whew! :o) Thanks, Sweetie…you look after me well! I guess this means I have to drum up a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day…wonder if he would be happy with a mug rug instead?
Have a FUN Friday…and remember, if you are in the Palm Springs area and have nothing to do (as IF) then come to our wee Quilt Show at THE SANDS RV AND GOLF RESORT…it’s not the Road to California by ANY means but we will have a good selection of quilts and projects! IF you can’t make it, then don’t worry! I will have a full report, complete with pictures, lots of PICTURES…tomorrow!!
See you then!~P