Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quilty Weekend- Updated

I didn't put any stitches in this weekend but still managed to have a fun quilty weekend.
I went shopping with a friend who has an account at a quilt warehouse in Portland. I would have loved to pick up a bunch of bolts of fabric, but I'll leave that to the quilt stores. It was a lot of fun to "help" her shop!
Our next stop was Fabric Depot. They had 35% off fabric and 25% off of everything else. 1 1/2 acres of bliss!
The next morning we went to the Northwest Quilters Annual quilt show at the expo center. 
I thought this was an unusual way to put together the Salinda Rupp (Nearly Insane) blocks.

These next few quilts were all made from a nine patch swap. This first one is my favorite setting of this group.






This red one looks old but it isn't! This was one of my favorites. The circles were off just a bit to make it more interesting.
I found the info in the quilt show booklet. The quilt was made by Mary Glassmeyer. "My 12 year old grandson sent a picture to me of a quilt he wanted me to make for him. There was no pattern name so I drafted my own. It was not easy because the "circles" were not true circles."
You can see the original one at this link: Museum of Florida History
 I'm gearing up to see the red and White quilt exhibit in NYC and that may be why I liked this one so much.
 There was also a room with vintage quilts. This beauty, belonging to Bill,  caught my eye. I love the zig zag border only on two sides.

I forgot to take a picture of this whole quilt but was quite thrilled to see this little block was pieced! I would have thought the diamonds and the circle were appliqued. Pretty amazing!!

Bill was also working with the Oregon Quilt Project. I saw a few beauties getting documented too.

After the quilt show we made a jaunt to the country.
It is still as full as ever!!!

36 comments:

  1. OMG, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU POSTED PICS OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO BUY FABRIC, AT FABRIC MANOR IN Battle Ground, Wa. I used to shop there all the time, Great fabrics at Great prices. If you saw any hand smocked dresses hanging about, I made them for Susan's Daughter when she was little. Fabric Depot always over whelmed me. Looks like you had a grand time at the show in Portland, some wonderful quilting gets accomplished in the NW. Thanks for the pics. Enjoyed my trip down memory lane.

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! What fun.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the photos from the quilt show you visited. I can see some inspiration for some bags of 9 patch blocks l found when tidying my sewing room. I am looking forward to meeting with you on friday week at the dinner in NYC.

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  4. great pictures oh I just love nine patches that one setting is just great! oh the circles are great, ah red and white, its going to be great to see that exhibit! Love that the borders are only on 2 sides, I would love to see Bill's collection, after seeing so many on his blog, amazing I guess I will just have to make my own!
    Kathie

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  5. I was there too! We could have met in person! Thanks for the pics. I took a picture of the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler that was next to the Nearly Insane quilt at the NW quilters show.

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  6. Wow! Look at all that fabric. What a wonderful weekend!

    I really loved the bear paw quilt. So pretty.

    So are you going to NYC to the Quilt museum? Lucky girl!

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  7. What a weekend of fun. I can't imagine fabric discounts like you found in those amazing places. I loved seeing all the quilts, all wonderful and the red and white is so unusual.

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  8. I find the red & white circle quilt quite interesting. It does have an old look.
    Also, I think the setting used for the Nearly Insane blocks is a very good one. Less busy looking and a joy to view.

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  9. Fun, fun fun! I love that pieced block - wonky and beautiful!

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  10. Oh, that looks like so much fun! I love the red circle quilt. Thanks so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

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  11. Whoa, you went to fabric Disneyland. Very exciting! That red and white does look old. Were those curves machine pieced? When are you heading to NY? Did you already tell me?

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  12. What a fun weekend! Next time I visit my cousin in Portland, we'll have to make a visit to those shops. Like you, I love the setting for the nine-patch quilt. It has a cool tumbling blocks look to it. Love, love, love the graphic appeal of that red and white quilt - it just takes my breath away. Thanks so much for sharing your quilt pictures!

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  13. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love the setting of the Salinda Rupp quilt. Thank you for sharing the beautiful scrappy quilts with us.

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  14. Looks like heaven! Nothing better than being surrounded by fabric!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

    *hugs*
    Debbie

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  15. It's so hard to resist while wandering in these candy stores for quilters, looks like you had a great day! I know you must have saved some fabric allowance for NYC ;-)

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  16. I just wanted your post to keep on going. What a wonderful weekend, all things quilty.

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  17. Sounds like a fun weekend. Love those 9-patches!

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  18. This is the nirvana of quilt lovers! I think this post has more of us drooling than the finest steak or slice of cheesecake! Thanks for sharing, Lori!!

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  19. Oops, I posted the wrong link. I photographed the whole show, and posted pics at Flickr:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60696573@N08/

    Bill

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  20. A wonderful quilty weekend for sure! Not to mention the impending NYC R/W quilt show! You must be in quilt heaven!

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  21. oh drooool~all that fabric~!!!~
    AND those beautiful quilts~!!~

    looks like you had a fabulous weekend.

    i think i like the nine patch/bears paw quilt the best but many great ideas here.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  22. Thanks for the 9 patch inspiration. I too like the 9 patches set as building blocks - a very innovative idea.
    Looks like you had a fabulous time, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Beautiful quilts, it's amazing what variations you can create with the humble little nine-patch block!!! I also love the red/white quilt, incredible work!!!

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  24. Oh my gosh what a great post. I am speechless. I think I'm going to have to add this link to the sidebar on my blog or in a post or something. Everyone should see this, Lori. You are so wonderful to share all these inspiring quilts and I'm so happy to just happen to have the same taste. What a complete delight. I'm a happy girl this morning!

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  25. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing all the different looking quilts that used 9 patches.
    I think I might have had to just stay at one of those fabric shops. Most of the stores in my area are fairly small. Of course my checkbook is better off at home. LOL

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  26. Lori, what an unbelievable day. What fun. I've been to one of those warehouses. Got some wonderful deals. Love the quilt show. I'm fond of 9 patches. That circle quilt is fantastic. Hugs.

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  27. Seems like a great weekend. I hope you have saved some dollars for NYC!

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  28. I wish I was there, I wish I was there.
    Nope didn't work, still here. My red shoe must not be magic. Someday...

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  29. I forgot about the quilt show until Sunday when it was over. Hopefully next year. I'm glad you took pictures. I love that red quilt, too! It looks like you had a great weekend.

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  30. Thanks for sharing this wonderfull quilt!!!
    This quilt shops are like haven for me...here are all so small :)
    Hugs,
    Denise

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  31. Looks like so much fun! Oh I would have been a shopping fool! Love the quilts!

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  32. Wonderful post. Lots of pictures and info and food for thought. I always enjoy seeing the layouts and inventiveness when people start playing with their 9-patch blocks. My favorite is the baby blocks layout.

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  33. Lori,
    Thanks for sharing. I love the 9 patches. I am going to NYC to see the red and white quilts...very excited!

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  34. Sounds like a fun weekend. Did you come back with lots of fabrics to add to your stash? It must have been visual overload seeing all those bolts in the warehouse. How fun it must have been to help your friend pick some out.

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  35. Wow! what a fun time.
    Those quilts are amazing! I have been in a couple of 9-patch groups and it's so fun. I like the first one too!

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