Monday, October 13, 2014

More Of Monadnock

When my sister Suzanne and I get together for a long car ride, we usually sing old campfire or vaudeville type tunes when we run out of conversation. "Goin' Home", "Side By Side", "You Are My Sunshine", were sung out by us as we went along. Such fun!
Here are more pretties from the Monadnock Quilt Show for your enjoyment.

Don't forget that you may click on any picture to enlarge it.

There were two large quilts that were tiny pieces!!

My hand is not touching this quilt but I wanted size reference.

The other one was a braid.

I know it doesn't look like it, but I was NOT touching that quilt, but rather about two inches away from it. Now we go back to more normal sized piecing quilts.

I loved the one above, done with HST's and 4-Patches!

It staggers my mind to think about the total number of manhours of work housed in this gymnasium! Or is that, "Womanhours"?

On the other hand, I hope that it is more like play rather than work. I know that it is for me!

As we left the quilt show, someone mentioned that the town of Peterboro was celebrating it's 275th anniversary and that there was a parade that might be blocking the route to the Peterboro Basket Company. Alas, it was just breaking up but the streets were closed off to traffic. But we were determined and found a way around the throngs.

This company has been here since 1854, uses American workers and the outlet store has a seconds bin with great bargains. Wheee!

The last stop on our trip was across the state and technically not on the way home, but it was to my friend, Camille's, Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop.

We chomped some chocolates and I bought some lovely Fat Quarters. What could be better?

Well, the sun even came out! This is my neighbor's farm, and it shows that, "Horses Make The Landscape More Beautiful", as Alice Walker has taught us.

It was a perfect day!

Happy sewing!


Nann said...

Thanks for sharing photos from the quilt show. The little-pieces 9-patch is called Oh My Gosh by Sue Garman. I don't know what extra you get by buying the pattern--perhaps tips to make little blocks more easily? The HST/4P you admired is Sunny Lanes -- I think it works best when the blocks are symmetrical. (I've seen it with an odd number of blocks and it looks weird.) Last Saturday I helped with the layout for our guild show. Getting them all to both fit and progress with some logic was harder than I thought.

Melanie said...

Lovely quilts in the quilt show, thanks to Nann for giving the name of the little 9-patch it tempts me!
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog Vic, thanks for taking the time to document your quilts and your adventures.

Janet O. said...

What a fun outing for you and your Sis! You saw some lovely quilts, and I want to know if you bought anything at the basket store.
I hope to get to Camille's store next time I am out that way.
Lovely pastoral shot with which you closed!

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