Yesterday was a great day to sit outside and sew… so, with a cup of coffee at my side, I made myself comfortable.
The temperature was about 75 degrees, just right!
I spent a happy few hours basting hexagons for a future project.
The fabrics are the new Lady Rose Downton Abbey collection from Andover Fabrics. I’m still playing with the arrangement and design. I’m sure there will be more pictures at some point in the future!
It was time to return to the quilt show this morning. We set off down the hill once more.
The bridges and overpasses always worry me…
This one seems really high and it has a steep tilt as you go around the corner and down to join the freeway below.
A fire was burning in the recycling center and coupled with the strong Santa Ana winds there was a nice smog layer in the valley!
Fortunately the wind was blowing away from the convention center so the sky was clear where we were going…
I spent the first two hours in the African Folklore Embroidery booth. Leora and Matt were showing the lady from the South African Consulate around the show. They stopped for a quick picture by the Special Exhibit.
Then it was time to look at some quilts.
There were lots of quilts to look at! We walked up and down all the rows and checked our show catalog to make sure we didn’t miss one. The quilts in the Cherrywood challenge: Wicked were worth a second look. I took a few pictures…
The green fabrics supplied to each entrant were certainly vivid.
The show closed at 3.30. We were there right to the end. Well, Road to California is over for another year. I’ll be back!
Tomorrow Sheila and I are headed out to Temecula for a Quilt Retreat with the Inland Empire Quilters Guild. I have several projects to work on. The nuns don’t have wi-fi so I’ll be off line for a few days. Maybe it’ll be good for me?