I won't duplicate any of the photos that Nicole posted on her blog, so here are a few that she did not show. First up, we have Diana's beautiful show and tell of a paper pieced New York Beauty made with these beautiful Kaffe Fasset fabrics. These fabrics are so totally out of my comfort zone, but stay tuned and you'll see how I really warmed up to them! Diana was also working on a beautiful batik quilt that was absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. I was really partial to the straight setting that she originally had up on the design wall. I'm anxious to see how she decides to make the rows in the end - it seems the diagonal set was the crowd favorite.
Saturday we went down into Danville for a field trip to the quilt store and for lunch. Poor Nicole got so sick and had to be taken back to her bed. I'm not sure how we managed to have fun without her, but there was fabric involved here - I am easily distracted. Here is my new friend, Isabel, with the batiks we were picking out to play another round of Left Center Right on Saturday night.
Remember how I said earlier that Kaffe Fassett fabrics weren't for me? Well the Quilter's Inn in Danville had this fabulous quilt on display in the shop and I fell head over heels for it. They had a kit in a lighter color combination, but I really loved this one. I asked if they had any more kits and even though they were swamped with customers, they offered to build me a kit, if I could just come back closer to closing time. Could I ever! Isn't this just beautiful? The ragged edge machine applique seems like it will be very fun to do and who cares about precision???