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Great Finds In Centerville

Yesterday while at the Centerville Quilt Show (my first time there) we checked out several gift shops and went to a crafts show. The small town was hopping. As soon as we parked at the square we spotted a cute little gift shop where I was so happy to find this precious little piggy. I might have mentioned I have pigs in my kitchen - just a few now I've recently down sized the collection cause they were taking over the place. But I just couldn't not bring this one home.

Another find was this paper towel holder that really made my day. I though it looked great with the counter/backsplash and I'm a total sucker for pottery and, well it was just going to be mine - nuf said.

OK now for the quilts.

This wall hanging was my favorite and got my vote for people's choice. This was about 24" square at the most and has over 541 pieces. It was made by Ruth Smith of Dallas Texas. I love it.

A postage stamp quilt that looked like it had been fussy cut. I wish I'd taken notes to remember the age of some of these. This show wasn't just for showing the quilts you had made but also to show the quilts you've collect. Some of these were very old and made by the grandmother or other relatives. The one rule for this show was you had to live in the county.

I've seen wall hangings made from ladies hankies before but this one really caught my eye. The stitching was wonderful and the buttons were a nice added touch. Paula had seen this hankie design but hadn't seen the buttons before. It might have just changed my mind about this type of quilt, it was very sweet. I will have to admit thou that the shape of the butterflies did remind me of oriental - I'm hopeless.

This was my favorite big quilt. I really liked the off centered pattern. The colors are right up my alley too. I'd really like to make a full size log cabin one of these some day. Guess I'll put in on my list right under the crazy quilt.

This was the only contemporary quilt I saw there. It would have stood out to me even if there had been many more. Loved the fabric/design. The quilting was very nice too, it fit the quilt well.


Angel said…
I am LOVING the paper towel holder! That is cool!
Jackie said…
I love the paper towel holder...never seen anything like it!

Aren't miniature quilts great? One day, I hope to make one!

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