If you live here in America, and maybe other places in the world, you probably had a more difficult time than usual waking up on time this morning. Yes, it is the weekend we all dislike--the dreaded time change in which we all lose one hour. I would say that the opposite weekend, in the fall, is everyone's favorite! And while I know that the time changed early Sunday morning, let's face it--it doesn't really impact people until Monday morning.
Twice I have lived where the time doesn't change--in Arizona and most recently Hawaii, and I really didn't notice much difference with the daylight, so I'm not sure why we feel the need to "save" it. At any rate, at least it is a sign of spring and maybe the cold weather will go away now.
Today I'm going to share more quilt pictures from Midatlantic. Tomorrow I will share some of the goodies that I bought, as I had a request for that. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I photographed the show this year, there was certainly no rhyme or reason to it. I didn't even take pictures of the best quilts! Probably I was too engrossed in them to take a picture.
I also took many pictures of the quilting. I guess that is the technique that I'm most interested in right now. Here are some of them.
The picture above and below are of the same quilt. It is hand quilted. The stitches were so tiny that you didn't even notice them--just the "puff" that they create. Below my finger is as close to the quilt as I could get without touching it--for scale.
Midatlantic is probably like many major shows--it features the entered, show quilts, and then other exhibits. My favorite quilts in this show were from one of those exhibits. The Baltimore Applique Society had a group of quilts in an exhibit titled "A for Applique." They were gorgeous!
The quilt below began, as I interpreted, from a commercial pattern, but the artist added to it, creating a tribute to Texas--featuring long-horn cattle, armadillos...
...and even the creep-crawlies like this perfect, hairy, rendition of a tarantula. There were also centipedes, snakes, and even cockroaches.
This one below was my favorite. The applique is incredible. I have two closeup pictures of blocks so you can get the full impact.
Have a great day!