Aside from a little bit of embroidery this morning, I've spent this Mother's Day morning cleaning up after last night's dinner. The dinner was very nice. All the kids were here along with Mae's mother, Jane. I hadn't seen her since Erik and Mae's wedding in 2009. She's here on a 10-day visit from Georgia. The food was good, and we laughed a lot, and now pretty much everything is back to normal.
Today I have another batch of quilts to show you from the Northwest Quilters Guild quilt show. When I left off yesterday, I told you I'd have a few more to show you from the Hawaiian fabric challenge. Each quilt is preceded by the tag that gives the name of the quiltmaker and the story behind the quilt. As before, if you pin any of these images, please give attribution to the quiltmaker.
The hand embroidered quilts always catch my eye.
Her stem stitch is so beautiful and perfect, it almost looks like machine embroidery.
And I like how she used a fancy machine stitch to quilt the sashings and cornerstones.
To my eye, the most striking quilts are black with bright colors.
The next group of quilts were made by the "featured quilter" for this show, Rita Young Kilstrom.
Pretty quilting with metallic thread.
I love the movement in this next quilt.
Do you have so many quilts you want to make that you can barely make them fast enough? That's how I feel sometimes. Recently, I purchased a slew of mini quilt patterns and this one made me want to get busy on them. So many quilts, so little time.
I purchased a whole pile of these little buttons for another mini hand embroidered quilt I want to make...and that's in addition to the above-mentioned slew of patterns.
Even though I spent a lot of time getting ready for dinner yesterday, I still had several hours to sew. The Adirondack chairs look like this now. They're getting close, and I have high hopes of finishing the quilt top today.
With that said, I think I'll get at it.