Zigzags, and streak of lightening quilts are on my (very long) favorites list. When I saw Sujata's http://therootconnection.blogspot.com/zigzag, I just couldn't get it out of my mind - oh, the possibilities! The plan for these blocks, that I just completed today, are to add a border and use it as a backing. Vicki has been making pieced backs for some time, and, it is such a smart idea (2 for1!), that it was time to try my hand at it. This pattern would work in any combination of fabrics, and there are many examples on other blogs. Wouldn't it make a great Halloween quilt? It just makes me want to start another!
Life is good - the sun has been shining on me! In October, I visited the Texas Quilt Museum with my daughter and granddaughter. The current exhibit, "Celebrating Great Quilts", includes antique quilts from the International Quilt Festival Collection. My granddaughter, 11, was the featured guest of the day. She was asked whether she preferred new or antique quilts. She replied, "Antique quilts because they tell a story." That's my girl!
A couple weeks later I attended the Houston Quilt Show. Antique quilts from the International Quilt Festival Collection were also on display at Houston (block above). It was quite a weekend. I had a quilt accepted to the 'In the American Tradition' exhibit. It was a wonderful experience. My quilt was included in show exhibitPRand was displayed at the end of the row.
That put a smile on my face until .... I spent 14 hours in Trauma 1 ER advocating for a friend. We missed a night's sleep, but with the help of some pain meds and antibiotics, we powered thru.
The next weekend I attended the Colonial Williamsburg Quilt Conference. The weather was sunny and there was alot to see. I missed getting a spot on the DAR trip, but check outBarbara Brackman's poston the DAR and the Baltimore Album quilts on display at the Williamsburg DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
This quilt (1800- 1820) was also on display at the museum. It is a whole cloth quilt made from handerchief yardage which was meant to be cut apart and hemmed.
I wandered through an antique mall on my drive back to North Carolina. This sweet crib quilt caught my eye, but didn't come home with me.
I stopped atBacon's Castle, even though I knew the property was closed on Monday's. The plantation was built in 1665 and owned by the Allen family until 1844. The family was briefly driven from their home in 1676 by the Bacon Rebellion. There was renovation work going on, but I was graciously treated to a personal mini tour.
Being a nothern girl and a quilter, I've been interested to watch the cotton crop mature. It's harvest season and the shoulder of the road looks like wisps of batting have been blowing.