6/28/12

Sisters Bound!

 I completed two quilts that are on their way to Sisters to be hung at the anual Quilt show in July.  This is my Swoon Quilt.  I decided I wanted all the blocks to look the same and I like blue and white. 
 a close up
 and from the back.  The quilting was done by a woman in Durham CA named Ester Abshire.  She really is wonderful and did a great job.  I am very pleased with her work.
 This is my basket quilt.  A pattern by Jean Wells.  I machine pieced it and then used embroidery thread to quilt it.  That was a lot of work.  But I finished just in time to mail it off to Sisters. 
 from the back
And a closer view. 

6/26/12

Growth Chart

This growth chart is what I gave my grand children for their collective birthdays.  I love it. 

6/20/12

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2012 Block Contest entry

 My finished block
 Close up of the little piece of metal I used as a flower
 Not so close up
This years poster.... my inspiration

6/6/12

New Kit



I found the kit to the quilt on the cover of Primitive Quilts at The Hen house in MI, When I received the package I was thrilled until I opened it and then got out the magazine to see the pattern.  The pieces that were sent do not match the list in the book.  I assume that we cut our own pieces from the hunks of fabric given but I didn't have to time to measure it all and figure it out.  grrrrrr  Won't do that again.  The fabric is very nice.  To bad the pieces don't correspond to the cuts indicated on the pattern.  I am not a mind reader.

6/5/12

New book


I recently bought this book because I have started to hand quilt a bed size quilt using embroidery thread.  Thought it would be a nice edition to my overflowing Quilt book collection.  I like it very much.

6/4/12

Next Embroidery project


I bought this pattern because I think it is truly beautiful.  Then I opened the pattern and wonder how in the heck I am going to transfer it on to fabric?  The pattern is from Crab Apple Hill.  I read the instructions for Transfer-eze but it seems like to many processes.  Anyone have any ideas for an easy way to transfer the sheets onto fabric.  They are about 36 inches wide and 8 - 10 inches high.  What was I thinking?????