View from the top of the Ferris Wheel
I'm fearless! Like a shark! Levi and I braved the big Ferris Wheel at the North Carolina State Fair on Saturday. It's always a little scary how the ferris wheel cars sway, really, it is! But we got a great view from the top. It was a fantastic-ly fun day with my three boys. I took pictures of some of the prize winning quilts, too. They're at the end of my blog post.
Don't forget to visit my blog on November 7th, & tell all your quilty friends, too! I'm going to be on the blog tour for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 4. I'm so excited! I'll have a little giveaway for a free copy of the upcoming issue. I've seen a few of the blocks, and they are as diversely awesome as ever! You will definitely want a copy of this for your collection. Great quilting fun!
Outer Banks Bunny Quilt
Here's a look at the latest pattern in the Curlicue Creations Shop, Outer Banks Bunny. So cute! Four large, needleturn applique blocks with an Ocean theme, and a zippy, striped border. Visit the shop for more info, and close-up shots of each block. curlicuecreations.com
Ice Pellets Quilt Top
And, yes, I'm still working on straight-line quilting the Ice Pellets Quilt top. Will I finish it this week? Will I finish it EVER? Will I ever get better at machine quilting? The quilts at the fair had such gorgeous examples of machine quilting. I will get better, I will get better, I will get better, with practice, practice, practice. Why can't I afford one of those beautiful Handi Quilter machines, like they got to test drive in the latest issue of Quiltmaker? Sigh....
Here's some photos of the quilts I saw at the NC State Fair:
This one was my favorite.
Gorgeous brights against a black background. Levi got into this photo.
Cute and bright cottages by Roberta Morgan.
Stunning! By Mary Williams. Wish I could have gotten the whole quilt in the photo.
Also, the results of our survey is in. For "what traditional quilt block do you like to make?", it was a tie between Star and 9-Patch. Maybe a Star & 9-Patch quilt would be ideal for everyone.
Until next time, please visit the Curlicue Creations shop at curlicuecreations.com, and have a super day!