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Friday, April 27, 2012


... and oh my goodness!  When I went into my dashboard to do today's post, I was greeted with this message at the top:
The old Blogger interface will be removed in the coming month

Well darn; so now we know.

I had a great time at the Faithful Circle quilt show yesterday with Felicia, the Slow Quilter.  You want to know one group of quilts that really intrigued me?  It was the Rainbow Connection Mystery Quilt that several Faithful Circle members did!

These four quilts are from same pattern, but isn't it great how each person's interpretation of the same pattern can give such different results, when the color choices are not a hard and fast rule - and they're all gorgeous!

And look, someone finished her Orca Bay mystery!  If you were interested in doing this mystery before it gets retired on May 1, better grab it now -- or wait for the book!
I've seen a lot of pictures of Orca Bay when quilters posted their finished quilt, but this is the first one I've seen in person.  Believe me, the pictures I've seen do not do this quilt justice, it is really pretty up close and personal!  She used leftover blue string blocks on the back, great back art!

Now, this still life just spoke to me for some reason...

was it the muted color pallet? the subtle focus on that one piece of fruit? the play of light coming through the window?  I dunno, maybe all those things were calling out to me!  It's one of those kind of quilts you can look at for awhile, especially when the quilting adds extra interest.

Beautiful selvages... two fairy tales...

I was loving it!

After we finished ogling the quilts and not buying fabric (Felicia just had to have a cute drunkard's path-type ruler), we headed over to Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar in Columbia/Elkridge for a quick bite.  It was my first time going to this Houlihan's, I was more familiar with the one in Friendship Heights that closed a long time ago.  I had a very tasty jumbo lump crab melt sandwich, with peanut ginger slaw on the side, yummy!

We had fun and I have more pictures of the quilts to share later, it was a wonderful show as usual.  Have a great Friday! 

Sew forth and sew on


  1. I have been using the new interface for quite awhile but a lot of settings that were in the old one aren't in the new one. I sure hope they add some of them in.

  2. Looks like a wonderful show and that you had a good time. I'm not switching - waiting until they force me into it. Maybe then they will have all the bugs worked out of it.

  3. I was forcefully changed to the new interface on Monday. I don't like change. I still haven't found everything and am hearing that some features are no longer available.

    Love those mystery quilts! All so different yet clearly the same pattern.

  4. Beautiful quilts...especially the still life...I think I may have to put one on bucket list. I absolutely do not like the new interface. I switched over to it by mistake. Finally figured out how to switch back to the old one and now they are going to force us to use the new one. Yuck! Have a great weekend.

  5. I love to see all the different interpretations of the same pattern. Too cool. And that still life? Amazing! I love the tiny pop of color. It makes the quilt.

    I'm glad I just ate my last bite of toast. That crab melt sounds yummy. I loves me some crab!


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