Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What? I forgot my camera!!!

My daughter, Nicky and her husband Patrick, came for the weekend and we finished making this cute Santa face. We saw the pattern in Branson, MO and had to have it. We started it last time she came for a visit and now it is finished. As we were working on it we weren't sure it was going to be so cute. The beard is a trim and went on so easy. The hat was supposed to be old red ties but we just used fabrics. She used machine stitches to fancy up the seams. The button eyes were sewn on and the glasses, nose, beard and hat trim were just glued on. It was fun to finish it so she could have it ready to hang for Christmas this year.
Yes, I forgot to take my new camera to the Quilt show I went to yesterday with some of my quilting friends. I'm just not used to having one I guess. Anyway, the quilt show at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City was great. The quilts are beautiful and all have to be hand quilted. They don't just hang the quilts....they stage them. Each quilt has cute things all around them that relate to the theme of the quilt. There was even an old vintage quilt that was made by a man, all by hand.
After the show and lunch we stopped at Quilts Etc. for a few "much needed" items. It is always fun to wander that store that has every fabric imaginable. I purchased a blue snowy background for a snowman wallhanging I plan to make soon. And a black background for a Spook wallhanging in the makings. I also got a darling baby quilt fun flower pattern that I know I need to make. Can you see the cute little faces on the flowers and butterflies? I also borrowed a couple of patterns from friends that I have wanted to make for some time now. That should keep me busy for a few weeks.
I wonder what I did with my spare time before I started quilting? Thanks for stopping by. Lynda


Brenda said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

Mrs Moen said...

The santa face is so cute, and the show sounds great! Sorry you forgot your camera.

QuiltSue said...

I love the Santa face!

Also, I loved your Buggy Barn stars quilt.

Guðrún said...

The Santa face is so cute.