Red Sky at Morning

This is the sky that greeted us when we got up this morning. I was hoping it wasn't a commentary on the day.

My day started early with a trip to the grocery store. I needed to get the grocery shopping done early because I had an appointment for a perm at noon with my new hairdresser. The perm is okay...it's always hard to tell on the first day. I'll say this about it though...the process of getting it was a lot less painful than with my previous hairdresser. I was happy about that.

When I got home, I finished the top-stitching on my block for September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Since I've finished the blocks for Wind in the Whiskers, I'm ready to move on to my next McKenna Ryan project, "And on that Farm". Here's the picture of the whole quilt.

Yes, indeed. I am a glutton for punishment, but when I saw the quilt, I knew I had to make it. The first block for the quilt is the largest. It's called "With a Big Quilt Here, and a Small Quilt There." Here's the picture from the pattern cover.

In a day or two, I'm sure I'll be telling you how much I want to slit my throat for ever starting this project. Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?

And now I'm posting the last of the quilts from the quilt show. There are an embarrassing number of pictures to follow, but I wanted to finish these off. Here you go:

This quilter is in the guild I was attending several months back.

Her trees are three dimensional.

I love how she captured the eyes.

Here's a quilt you've probably seen before.

Although I'm not a fan of the Grumpy Cat, I did like this quilt.

Here's an interesting technique. Wait til you see the detail.

These little squares of fabric appear to be either glued or fused down, and then caught just with the quilting. Tedious work. Yikes.

Pretty quilting here.

This next quilt won first place in the non-representational art quilts category.

June Jaegar is the quilter who got me started making pet pawtraits when I took her "A Cat is a Cat" class at last year's expo. My pawtraits are quite different from hers, but she taught me the basics. I like the use of brightly colored fabrics, and I'd like to try this sometime.

This next quilt won first place for "free-hand quilting".

Here's another interesting technique.

I love the story behind this next quilt.

This next quilt was a part of a special exhibit honoring Native Americans. There were quite a few of these, but this is the only picture I took. By the time I got to this exhibit, I was tired of taking pictures.

So there you go. You've seen all of my favorites. 

Tomorrow is going to be a cooking day, for at least part of the day. Mike and Matthew are taking off for the weekend to go ride ATV's in Central Oregon. I'm being a nice spouse and mom by providing the food. It's fun for them when they get to spend some time alone, and so I'm happy to make it easy for them to do just that.