Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quilt Show (part three)

Another quilt my eye was immediately drawn to was this one...

Blue Kaffe Fassett prints... what's not to like?

Another interesting quilt was this heavily quilted entry.

The center panel was embroidered and there is a pleated ruffle between each panel.

Very pretty but I would find it difficult to use this type quilt... 

Another mini.... this one appliqued.  You can get an idea of the size by the pin holding the label to the quilt.   I forgot to get a photo of the whole label... there were 5-6 people in the little nook the minis were displayed.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quilt Show (part two)

There was one intriguing quilt that was hung so that the farthest you could get away from it straight on was four feet... so it was impossible to get a photo of the entire quilt.   I was lucky to get any photos because of the crowd.


I took this photo at eye-level (and I ain't short) so it will give you some idea of how large it was.  I figure "eye-level" is appx. 5'6".... you can see the top of the quilt at the far side... and where the quilt is draped onto the floor at the bottom.   Yup... it is a big one!

What made this quilt interesting was that it was made from antique Dresden quilt blocks found in 1967... and turned into a quilt in 2013.

This photo shows one of the rescued blocks that didn't make it into the quilt.  Each Dresden plate was removed from the original background and appliqued to a new background.

Using 1930s repro fabrics, a yoyo was added to the center of the Dresdens and sashing was added.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quilt Show

This weekend, the Sandhills Quilt Guild held their annual Quilting in the Pines quilt show (link) and I attended with two quilting buddies and a young woman who we are attempted to lure to the dark side!  *lol*  There were a nice variety of quilts and more than usual vendors.... and a LOT of people viewing quilts so it was difficult getting photos of my favorites.

I love blue & white anything and this was a charming quilt that caught my eye.

As usual, not the best photos but I did try to take clear pictures.

This quilt didn't "wow" me the first time but it did draw me back for a closer look... and it became more impressive as I studied it.

Everything.... and I mean... everything on the outside border was cut out of whole cloth and appliqued, including the basket strips/lines.  Each was appliqued separately... it was amazing.

This quilt caught my attention because it was 1) fabulous, and 2) my blogging buddy Janet O. makes minis!

Yes, this is a mini.... and here's my hand for a comparison.

There are 1406 pieces in this little quilt... and ALL the quilting was done by hand with the tiniest stitches I've seen.  At first, I thought it was machine quilted but it wasn't!

I'll share some more photos tomorrow....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Quick Project

Sometimes, one needs to do a quick project because closure is a good thing!  So, this weekend, I made a table runner from soft neutrals that are supposed to resemble beach sand.

I had enough to make a matching table topper too.

Finishes are good for the creative soul!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Swoon Block #1

After cutting out the two FQs for the first Swoon block...

...I read thru the assembly instructions again and then tackled sewing everything together.   Let's say I learned a lot.

Hopefully, assembly will go more smoothly for the second block.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Off on a Swoon Adventure!

I've never liked the cutting-out part of any project whether it be something for someone to wear or cutting multiple pieces at one time for a quilt.  But for this Swoon project, there was no way to get around the amount of white background fabric that needs to be cut... so I bit the bullet and got it done.

In this photo, there are 234 squares/rectangles and 18 WOF sashing strips.  The prints I can cut as I make blocks but the white is ready to go.   Yea, me!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quilter's ADHD Redux

When I started the tiny house project, I wondered how long it would be before I got bored.  I'm not bored but... I think I'd like a change for a while. Instead of 4.5" finished blocks, how about 24" finished blocks?  That would definitely be a change!

I already had the Swoon pattern by Thimble Blossoms (link) and I had a fat quarter bundle of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms sitting in the stash.

All I needed was some white fabric and something for a border because and 80"x80" quilt is a bit small for a queen bed.

I've selected the 18 fat quarter's I'll be using and ordered the periwinkle dots fabric for the border.  I've even cleared the cutting table.

Let the fun begin......