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651 pieces from the collection of Joanna Rose.
A year has passed since I packed my bags and took the red eye to The Big Apple.
It was a trip that included a lot of firsts. The first time I dared to take a trip like this.
People thought I was crazy, travelling across the country to NYC to see some old quilts.
What I didn't know at the time was how this trip would change my life. I, like most of you, are passionate about quilts and quilting. To see a show of this magnitude was amazing and beyond words. Reflecting back on it, it almost seems surreal.
This show has sent ripples through the quilt world. Yes, world. Linda from Quilts in the Barn is working hard on a Red and White exhibit for her annual quilt show. Just Takes 2 is working hard at reproducing blocks from many of the displayed quilts. All over the world, R and W quilts are quietly being made again, all because of this one show.
My version of Just Takes 2. A work in progress that will deviate from the published patterns. I just don't know when that will happen, but I'm sure it will.
Making 1/2 square triangles that finish at 1" I really like using Triangles on a Roll
Can you guess what block I"m making? So far I have one of 4 sections togher for the corner squares.
Slow and careful will win this block.
I had to stop for this! I wind 10 bobbins at a time.
Aurifil, can you please make pre wound bobbins for my machine?
Then I do this. 10 bobbins and it's time for a new needle.
And for one last shot, here is my next block, #23 of 25 for my BTCT.
I hope you take some time to reflect back on this show, it was truly an amazing experience.