Saturday, August 08, 2009

This and that

Just when you think your brain is truely fried a little miracle comes along...for me it was this quilt. Last week was a really bad MS week but by Friday I dragged myself out to the LQS for some retail/fabric therapy. Cathy, who owns Quilt Shop on the Corner, asked if I could identify a quilt pattern for her. A local man had brought in this quilt made by his mother and he wanted to give it to his son.

Not feeling very confident I said yes. When she showed me the photo it was like having a finger snap in the brain...Trail....Indian Trail...no...China Trail...no. I knew I was close. I told her I would check Brackman's Enclyclopedia when I got home (for which Cathy called me a Quilt Geek...ok, it fits....) Anyway, halfway home it hit me....Mohawk Trail or China fans. Yay...the painkillers haven't eaten away all of my brain!


I thought I would show a few photos from my quilt guild. One of the things I really like about it is how many styles of quilts and quilting are represented by the members. For instance we have a new self taught quilter who showed this very vintage looking quilt at our last meeting. I'm generally not a yo-yo person but I loved this quilt!
But I also really like the bright and modern look of this quilt (by another quilter) made after a Diane Hires workshop.

Blogger is being difficult with uploading photos today so I will try again later....back to cleaning the house and hopefully putting some quilt binding on!

7 comments:

Shasta said...

These are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. I also really like the quilt you are making. I've put it on my long to-do list.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

that stripe yo yo combo. absolutley love it. Different, modern, fabulous.

sewprimitive karen said...

I hope you have a better MS week next week!!

*karendianne. said...

What a really, really neat pattern! And fun to read you work your brain through to the quilt pattern name ID.

I think there's something in the realm that's bothering us and I guess it's the heat but who knows, ha? I've had a rough time as well. Not a dramatic scene but a sudden dragging sense.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

my brain doesn't work - and is just getting worse - and I don't even have an excuse. sigh.

sewkalico said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling so well :-(

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Isn't it nice when the brain fog lifts for a moment or two...I know exactly what that is like!

Well done for remembering both names...I wouldn't have know.