Sunday, January 27, 2013

Road to California

This was my first year at Road to California and it was soo worth the trip.  However, I was surprised that most of the quilts were applique-there didn't seem to be a 50/50 ratio.  I love applique but I was surprised.  Another thing that was not what I expected was the quilts were all so heavily quilted that they looked like tapestry rather than quilts.  I went to the San Diego Quilt Show in September and saw more what I expected.  I was just surprised-not disappointed.

Best of Show and no wonder!

I notice that I am taking many pics of this shape:)

I just loved this one!

Striking on a metal fabric that was heavily quilted.

The Monet Gallery in Paris had nothing on this beauty.

Would love to try this snail trail!

These were so tiny-unbelievable detail

This was breathtaking

I am taking the class to make this type of quilt next month

Our happy band of 5 got there about 10am after stopping for breakfast along the way.  I came away with a pressing sheet for fusible applique, a 4x6 inch stamp for postcards, 5 packs of steel buttons and some wonderful threads for the postcards I am planning to make.  I also ordered 1 1/2 yds of a graduated turquoise fabric that will be the backing of my next seascape. Got a ton of ideas and a great day altogether.


Quiltedtime said...

Great pictures, Elaine, and it sounds like you didn't spend too much. Soooooo difficult to do at the big shows.

Janice D. Green said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing them.