Saturday, January 21, 2012

Buttermilk

I've been MIA since before Christmas.  The New Year started with alot of activity (not much of which was at home).  Finally, last weekend was three days of free schedule.  Top of my list? - Lori's Pink Lemonade doll quilt at Humble Quilts.  Saturday - picking fabric from stash (alternate print from 2000 Brackman/Thompson line - yikes!) and sewing full blocks, Sunday - setting and corner blocks, and Monday - assembling quilt top.  I named my quilt Buttermilk - combination of quilt pattern (Churn Dash) and coloration.  THANKS, LORI! 


Colorado vacation was the start to my New Year.  We take one 'off day' in the middle of the ski schedule.  We headed to Denver for a stop at Harriet's Treadle Arts.  There's usually a stop at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, but I'd already seen the current exhibit three times.  So, we stopped at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.  It's just off the expressway - I've always wanted to check it out.  I found this unusual Fenton 'Minerva' pattern sugar bowl.

 And if you're feeling a little blue - same piece, different side.











Awhile ago I posted about the small pitcher I use to fill my iron.  Well, the Majolica pitcher now has a buddy.  This whimsical beauty is from Staffordshire, England - no maker inscription.  I tried to take pictures of each figure, but the transferware just won't render a sharp image - two frogs (one drinking tea), a jester, and a mob-capped woman holding a child.




Another first on the free day was a stop in Georgetown (historic Victorian mining town).  I love old architecture, so I'm including pictures of the Georgetown Public School and First Presbyterian Church, both completed in 1874 (and opposite each other on the same street).

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

20 comments:

Phyllis said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful state. We go to the Brass Armadillo quite a lot, probaly too frequently, and I love to just wander. Have a great Saturday.

regan said...

Vicki....your Buttermilk is beautiful! I'm about to start my own, can't wait! I love your new china finds....they're lovely. And I like old architecture, too.....those spires on the church are fabulous!

Lori said...

Love your Buttermilk quilt and the name!!
How fun to travel and see such beautiful places.

Kathie said...

cute name and great fabric choices!
oh I love old buildings too I can walk around looking at the buildings in many towns and be happy
Look at the view of the mts behind that school, lots of daydreaming out those windows I bet.
love your teddy bear
Kathie

YankeeQuilter said...

Your little buttermilk quilt came out great!

Janet O. said...

Love Buttermilk!
Great old buildings, too. : )

Kyle said...

Love your interpretation of Lori's quilt along. I try to shop at the Brass Armadillo in Denver a couple a times a year, I can always find a treasure or two. Like what you found!

Barb said...

Happy New Year!
I love your new sugar bowl and your staging with the bear is darling.
I really like the soft color of your background for Lori's Quilt Along -
Those building photos are great, I love the gothic windows especially.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Vicki -

Enjoy seeing the pictures of your travels - it's fun to see where other people go. I, too, enjoy the old houses and buildings they provide such opportunity to think about the history that took place in those places. If only walls could talk.

After seeing your little pitcher....I think I am going to have to "upgrade"! What a great idea! Your teddy bear is cute and I enjoy the quilt in the background....

Buttermilk turned out great. I still need to finish mine. I have been gone for a week.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful buttermilk!

Eileen said...

I am so glad you enjoyed Colorado, skiing and antique shopping. I live here on the front range and am always longing to head East for antiques.Lovely pictures.
Harriet's is a fun quilt store.

Cynthia@quilterbynight said...

I love Colorado! I was unfamiliar with Georgetown - thanks for sharing those great photos. I agree - Harriet's Treadle Arts is a great store and a must-stop for me when I visit my Grandma in Denver. She learned to machine quilt from Harriet many years ago, and the n she taught me. I like your choice of fabrics for your "buttermilk" quilt.

Dawn said...

Great Pink Lemonade/Buttermilk!
Thanks for sharing pics of the pitchers. I love transferware. Looks like ti was a good trip - glad you got some important shopping in!

Donna Becker said...

Am lovin' the name Buttermilk for the quilt. What a hoot!
Quite some time ago, I spent a week in Colorado Springs with my husband who was there for his job. I was pining to see the quilt museum, but only got as far as the Coors plant and tour.
No. The reason I didn't get to the museum wasn't my visit to Coors!
I'd planned to drive to the museum the following day, but instead occupied myself with food poisoning. Yippee.
Still, I loved the Colorado Springs area. I'd like to go back to try for the quilt museum again! :-)

pinkertonjamesl said...

Buttermilk fabrics look really wonderful and awesome.All fabric art and creations stitch is really fabulous.

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Annette said...

I love the little buttermilk quilt. Perfect!! Your vacation sounds awesome.

Mary said...

I thought the blocks were shoo-fly. Buttermilk pie can be called shoo-fly pie though so the name fits. I liked how the 1/2 and 1/4 blocks were assembled. This was a fun QAL. Cute pitchers you found.

Jeanne said...

Love your version of the lemonade quilt. So many different looks from this simple pattern and all are wonderful.

Sharon said...

Sweet quilt, and I love the name you gave it...isn't it fun to find "old" fabric in your stash that works so well with a new project?

Libby said...

Love your version of this quilt! It was such a fun QAL!