I had the opportunity to escort my friends Ann and Dar to the International Quilt Festival in Houston! Being a flight attendant does have it's perks at times! ;-)
Ann's quilt, "All My Rowdy Friends" was a finalist in the show!
It was really wonderful being able to see her work hang there. I hope to have my work be there with yours one day Ann!
The following are some photo highlights of the trip!
Ann with her beautiful work of art, "All My Rowdy Friends."
And now, some eye candy for your pleasure!
(I did not have the time to write down the names of every quilt and quilt maker because time was of the essence in order to be able to see everything I wanted to......in ONE day!)
"Double Edged Love" Best in Show at QuiltCon by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Lisa Sipes.
This quilt was part of a celebration of the works of Libby Lehman.
And, here are some of the people I was able to meet down in Houston!
See, I AM taller than you Alycia!
And, my quilting star crush...., Eleanor Burns of Quilt In A Day fame!
It was a WONDERFUL trip no matter how short it was! I was so grateful to be able to go!
In other news........
I received these!
No, it wasn't Monday's garbage!!!!! LOL
It turned out to be these!
Which were then sorted into these!!!!
There is tons of variety in these scraps!
Thank you SO MUCH to Vernie!!!!!!! Vernie is my friend Bev's friend, and now, is my friend too!
(At least I think I have! LOL)
For the Neutrals I have chosen:
very light neutrals.
For the yellow I have chosen:
For the blues I have chosen:
dark blues and Navy.
( I know they look purple in the photo, but, trust me, it's navy!)
For the orange I have chosen:
And, for the green I have chosen:
bright yellows and golds.
All in all, I think I will be very happy with this color scheme. I kept my colors for Easy Street very clean and straight forward. Each color used could be seen in each unit, and I think I will be able to do the same with this color scheme. And, just like last year, this quilt will be a donation to Alycia's efforts with Quilts of Valor.
I hope you all are enjoying this year that is passing by very swiftly!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter