Yesterday, I took a short train ride east to Dallas to join my some of my Dallas Modern Quilt Guild
friends and enjoy the Dallas Quilt Show
. These girls are too much fun, as evidenced above by the priceless greeting I received as I stepped off the train. After a big breakfast at the delicious greasy spoon, Mama's Daughters Diner
, we were off to the show.
I did exceptionally well showing restraint while shopping (see, I only bought a few FQs), but an antique quilt dealer from Austin had some inexpensive quilt goodies I could not resist. One of my purchases was a large bag of quilt scraps for $4.
They really are scraps, but I knew there would be something in there I could work with.
Last night, I sewed the scraps together by butting the freshly cut edges together and zig-zag stitching over the join with some fabric on the backside to help stabilize the seam.
Here's the finished mini-quilt; it's just under 15" square. I had enough of the red floral (with it's original binding attached!) to use as the outside once I pieced a little of it together. I love that it has all of it's original hand stitching and batting inside.
As for the quilt show, we had a wonderful day and even ended up back at the diner for some pie in the afternoon. Thanks for letting me hang out with you girls!