Thursday, January 30, 2014

Really Random Thursday, 1/30/14

One month of this year nearly gone already....

Deborah and I went down to southern California last weekend to attend Road2California, a large quilt show. We had a great time.

The scenery on the way was spectacular. Kidding...It is SO dry here. Horrible air trapped between mountains with nowhere to go and no rain to wash it away.
And then we got to this interchange. Stop and no-go for awhile.
Which probably prompted a "location" designation like this one:
Seen in our hotel room. Really?
I didn't take pictures of many quilts. But I'm not worried, and you shouldn't be either. Because Elizabeth always has a fabulous recap of the quilt show and it's always interesting to see her perspective. This was one of my favorites.
I met a faithful Randomeer in person. Hi, Christa!
And I had a chance to visit with a good friend. I love this picture of Molly because she laughs a lot, which I LOVE about her.
And yes, of course, an addition to the wine glass gallery.
In my constant quest to clear clutter from various parts of my life, I was going through some email and I came across this one from Terri. From July 2012. So anyway...

You can find the link here.

I want to make a quilt based on this color scheme.
Do you get quilt inspiration from clothing too?

That's it for this week. Tomorrow I'm starting a new series called "My Favorite 31." Intrigued? Come back and find out what it's all about.


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Oh how I would love a road trip with you two! Even with the terrible traffic! Looks like a fun time and that cardigan is brilliant inspiration :)

Deborah said... #

It WAS a fun trip!! Loved every minute! It was great to see Occasional Piece, Christa Quilts, Fabric Mutt and sew wrong, sew right. Actually, I know their real names, too!

Cathy O said... #

A great travel log and meeting up with friends of "like minds" is inspirational. We need to meet up some time!

Carla said... #

Hubby and I are on a road trip right now! Blog post is written for tomorrow's x and + post. I am yarn shopping today : )
Lovely pic of you and Christa. I like the hexie quilt you featured too

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh I'm with you on that traffic jam this week!

Toni said... #

I am intrigued! Excited to see what you have planned! Looks like you had a great time on your trip, other than the traffic. And you really should use that cardigan color scheme in a quilt! It is gorgeous!

Lorna McMahon said... #

Oh my goodness! All those teeny tiny hexagons and those lovely bright blooms! What a gorgeous quilt. Love seeing your smiling face along side your quilty buddies! Sorry your weather is so dry. Up here it is cold, snowy and blowy!!!

Sara said... #

The cutest sign from surprise that it came from her;)! She is awesome!

Clothes are an excellent for quilt ideas! Your "model" for inspiration is going to be quite bright and evokes Spring:)

Vicki said... #

OK...I'm intrigued. "Favorite 31"???? I'll be back for sure.

ChristaQuilts said... #

Hi Cindy! That picture of us turned out cute - I just may have to steel it :-)
I'll be blogging more about the trip again next week!

Susan at said... #

woot! I've got several show to attend in March. I wish it would hurry up an get here - I'm having withdrawals! :)

Michele said... #

Looks like a good time was had by all. I hope to see that show myself some day.