Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I'm here...

I am here, but I about to become more quiet - weekly instead of daily posts, kind of quiet - unless something "big" happens... Too much going on & something had to give...

In the mean time, my GF showed me how she finishes a binding, not how I wanted to do it, but it works...

So I finished my Doll Quilt II swap quilt & mailed it. (I'll blog it when it gets to its destination.)
& I finished one for me:
doll quilt

One more to bind for a one to one swap...

I also mailed a gift quilt, that I will also wait to blog until it is received.

But I do have some neat eye candy, from my fellow Sew-n-tell members (that is what we call our mini-group.)
applique basket of flowers watercolor background
Double wedding ring with horses

If you have anything that you want me to check out, or that you want to tell me, send me an e-mail...

Friday, June 22, 2007

3rd post is the charm

During my little luncheon respite, I worked on my travel EPP (Ping) project. Quilt Otaku (Have you been to her blog, she is a Doll Quilt I & II Swapper, go take a look, I'll be waiting.) pointed out that the new Pireuds are being sold as 6 inch charms... Bless their little hearts & my pocketbook - No I haven't purchased mine yet - but I will... I just know how I am... Maybe after payday?

So I am revisiting the Taupe Snowball idea - no idea what I am talking about? Take a look here:
Taupe Snowball.

So my question: if the main part of the snowball is 6 inches, how big are the small squares that you use to make sew-n-flip triangles? 2.5 inches?

Any bets on wether or not I cut into my nice neat stack of Taupes this weekend? :o) I have been frozen on this subject, even though I have seen quite a few ideas on how to use them successfully... & It's not like the ideas I have are beyond my abilities - therefore a waste of my precious taupe fabric. Heck I am contemplating a snowball block, for Petes sake! & the Isotaupe ( free pattern, I have seen it done with florals - I think it would be great as scrappy - I have seen it with 1 fabric for the cross hatches...) pattern in QNM isn't any harder, nor is County Lines... (Lynn's may look Japanese, mine can be... I even have a Kona Brown...) Maybe my big problem is that I have too many idea for one selection of fabric? HMMMMM No that is definately worth pondering.

Back on the Ping subject... Take a look at what Martha did with hers. So now I am thinking, I can place my ping EPP parts on the mediums instead of the lights and use the lights on the snowball quilt... (Not serious - yet. I am also seeing if I can follow through with a pattern/BOM 100% - I doubt it, because I have already decided to remove the button inserts for the center circles...) I guess the main determinant will be my taupes & how many lights I have...

On quilting & blogging

The questions are courtesy of the Quilting Pirate. Since the subject is on my mind - I am going to blog it (again).
1. Do you make your own binding or purchase it? Both - Although I have not purchased the bias tape that is available at JoAnnes in a very long time... But at the QU quilt show, there was somethign "new to me" Lollypops - have you heard of them? She takes commercially available fabrics (I got some to go with my Loralie cats) & a black & white batik. It is packaged in a manner that is reminiscent of an old fashioned lollypop... (Loralie is a hyperlink, If you want to see the cats - the binding looks just like the background - pink & white stripe - I have 2 ufos for this fabric...)
2. Do you sew on your own binding or let the longarm machiner do it? 99% long armer...
3. Double fold binding or Single fold binding? Long armers choice - so far 100% double
4. Have you ever done strips/plaids on a bias binding? No, but I have used stripes that are printed on the bias to achieve the same effect.
5. Have you ever made binding on a scallop edge? No, but now that I have seen it done on Sewing with Nancy, I am not so intimidated by the concept...

I have just gone through the 100 blogs of the Doll Quilt Swap II swappers. All I can say is I LOVE BLOGLINES - going through a mess of blogs that have not been updated since the last time I looked (or the last couple of times that I have looked) reminded me of how nice bloglines is - even when it burps or acts annoying. OH & there are some neat sneak peaks out there...

Squaring up - I just realized that I may have been straightening, more that squaring...

Ask a quilter (or group of quilters) and get a million answers

A bit mellow dramatic, no. (It isn't really Mellow Dramatic, is it? tee hee - I'm leaving it anyway.)
I got the range of answers...
Couple of things about me & this project:
no hoop - I am doing the Georgia Bonesteel method, excpet that I am not doing it 1 block at a time.
I don't worry about ruffles - they don't bother me...
Squareing up - great concept, but one that I rarely bother with... I did square up my doll quilts, but then Nancy (Of Sewing with Nancy fame) told me that I should not trim the batting and backing until after the binding is attached - oops. So far it has worked out o.k. anyway. Two of them are 3/4 of the way bound completely & all.

Most - as in 99% of my quilts are done by long armers & then 99.9% of those get the bindings attached by the long armer - so she is doing any squaring as she trims to attach the binding...

My biggest concern - is if I bind it first (& I will) will it be finished before its time? Good possibility in general - with me, but I am going to quilt the courthouse steps 1/4 inch in from each seam, so I have fixed that problem, on this quilt.

Thanks for all of the answers - it was fun to see all of the different opinions.

A happy snap from last night:
my turn I was adding a bit more quilting (going around a few of those red squares in a random manner) - after I hand finished 3/4 of the binding, when my big helper decided that it was time for him to have a nap in my lap - ending my quilting time...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Q*U*E*S*T*I*O*N

If you thread baste a quilt, can you bind it before hand quilting it?

If Only

I had my camera or call phone video at the ready the other night...
You see, we had an 8 legged visitor.
My mighty hunter, saw it & was 100% completly enthralled.
The funny thing though = when he actually swatted at it, he shook his paw immediately to get it off! (not that he injured the creature at all...) He continued to stalk it for a few minutes more, but no more paw shakes...

On a quilty note, I attached 95% of my bindings on 2 doll quilts last night. I mitered incorrectly on the first one, but corrected it & did the second (swap version) correctly - I used my personal keeper as the guinea pig... Yes, I remembered to start in the middle of a side - I almost made the mistake of starting with the end of the binding on the corner...

Now for my GF to try to teach me how to "finish" the ends... I usually pay to have my Longarmers to attach the bindings...

Can I hand sew to the back the 3 other sides now before the ends are sewn together?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

On being a fanatical cat fabric collector

So as I previously mentioned, equilter sent me a coupon. (THANKS! Equilter.)

When I look at equilter, I start by typing "cats" into the search box. ("Cat" includes category - so use the plural.) Luckily (that is up for debate) I have quite a few of the cats being offered, or I don't really care for them - which is a big step for me, to not buy the ones that I don't really like a lot. So I add several to my order - just to see how bad it can be... GULP. I even found a fat cat template... A tool to help me use what I have, how novel... But the urge to get new kitties it to darn strong...
After looking at "Cats" I look at the Animal-Cat category, quite a bit of overlap, but not as much as you would think, considering it is an official category & not just a word being searched. I then look at "Kitty." on equilter, Hello Kitty is only under kitty - but there is some over lap & some interesting "hits" like the cowgirls named, Kitty. :o) Finally I look up Kitten... This is where the "hidden kitties" are usually hiding... Like "Peas and Carrots" (A popular MODA line of fabric) has a print that has kids playing with a couple kittens & a victorian doodads inspired print includes some kittens, etc.
equilter did not have the cat print that I saw (& WANT) by Michael Miller = the bad cats... (Yes, I want all 3 color versions...)

So I started out wondering what I could possibly buy with my coupon to making my decision the 3 colors of the peas and carrots hidden kitties prints... (That means, that the toile, the birthday kitty prints, the needlework divas, and the playful kitties on chocolate brown are staying at equilter.) So I will get $12.75 worth of fabric for $2.75 +shipping... Not bad for 1.5 yards, huh?

My bike...



Here she is, my new bike. She is a Dynamic Ricochet. Yes, she is chainless. She is shaft driven. (There is a video that shows how it works - somewhere on the website...)

And some asked about an aqua-jogger - so here that is too: Aquajogger I only have the belt...

My new washer & dryer are nothing special to look at - but I had to buy a pair last night, grumble... The only good part of that is that now I get the bonus 20,000 air miles in my AA card...

Oh & Equilter must miss me, because they just sent me a $10 coupon! Off to shop... I am so funny when I shop with a coupon verses when I shop without one...

Case in point, I had a $10 off of a $50 purchase of clothing at Sears... They carry Land's End & I like Land's End - so I was looking & looking (Luckily they have a hubby couch in that area) Then I get to the line & find out that the coupon is not valid on Land's End. O.K., coupons have stipulations - but I got the darn coupon for purchaseing Land's End clothing... GRUMBLE. I ended up getting a twin set, I can wear the shell comfortably in this weather & stretch the togetherness of the twin set into the fall/winter. Oh & since I had to spend $50, I try to get as close to $50 as I can get... Another funny about me & shopping with a coupon. :o) We have a drug store chain, CVS that gives out coupons based on your previous purchases & they also give out save $5 on a $30 purchase ($10 on $50, is what my co-worker gets...) I am real good at getting right to $30... (I keep track - roughly - in my head as I shop...)

Am I alone in shopping this way?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This gonna get me in trouble, but here goes...

Starting on Wednesday, one of my LQS's is going to be closed for painting. So for yesterday & today they are offering 20% off - the more they sell, the less they have to move...

So I bought some thread, a new thimble - the leather one that I use for hand quilting got is not working anymore - the needle kept getting stuck in the seam, and a pack of needles. You see I carry a tin pencil case for my English Paper Piecing to go project. All of my needles must have fallen out at one point or another - but then again that original package of needles dates back to my infancy in quilting... (When I thought was going to do it all by hand... O.K. you can stop laughing! As I am expecting a quilt to be on its way back from the long armer any day now.)

All in all I bought inexpensive items on sale, so it is not bad.

So I did not get to try out the skin saver yet... Since it is supposed to get to 96 degrees Farenheit with TOOO much humidity, I will be staying in my office and doing EPP during lunch. - But I don't prick my finger in the same manner when doing EPP as when hand quilting... (When I prick my self doing EPP - it is a complete accident, instead of feeling for the needle to know that I made it through the 3 layers of the quilt when quilting.)

Monday, June 18, 2007

skin sheild

skin sheild to repair my hole... I am about to try it out on my english paper piecing - not that I pricked my under finger doing that before - I will on purpose this time to see if my fix works.

I used this stuff in the past when I was a hiker - to help prevent and to help treat blisters.

It smells suspiciously like nail polish & it goes on like nail polish, too. It has hardened& fells like it should work... I'll let you know if it is a bust...

Doll Quilt Swap II almost done...

Well, I started out using one one those charm packs & was completely not happy with my result... It is a medalion that starts out with 16 broken dishes blocks that measure about 2 inches each... I probably should have bitten the bullet & made more & just had a broken dishes quilt... But alas, I had also cut the charms to make 4 patches (also small) thinking border... & the broken dishes were/are tedious especially that small... (but they are as close to perfect as I can muster...)

So I went back to plan sub-A & hand quilted 3 doll quilts this weekend...
Here are your sneak peaks (it is supposed to be a suprise - I'll unveil the top when it arrives at its destination):
quilting Cross hatch in peach thread - Heather Ross print for the back.
quilting green Same Heather Ross print (That will also be the back for my courthouse steps quilt - the 2 browns go well together.) green thread - barn raising quilting?

FYI I love Heather Ross's new prints as well. Click on the hyper link to see them.
quilting red quilting...
hand quiting evidence My under hand - owie! I apparently need to build up some calluses.
RAK 1 part of my RAK form Evelyn AKA Starfishy in Canada. Thanks again.
& if that was not enough, she also sent these:
RAK 2 Yes some of them are new to me & I only had a tiny bit from trading for my first cat charm quilt.
Norma, found my latest inspiration piece from QNM online - so you can see it too! I have more than enough for all but the border...
My husband & I got bicycles on Friday. :o)
We rode them on Saturday :o( It is official, I am out of shape. Apparently, there has been a disconnect between my mind & body on that subject...
We rode again on Sunday & we went swimming/Aqua jogging on Saturday & Sunday as well.

I hope everyone else had productive weekends!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

on Quilting... & a challenge

Thanks for the many opinions expressed here about my courthouse steps quilt, it is now a complete top. :o)
Freshcut courthouse steps

And I got my Doll Quilt Swap II partner's name yesterday... We were allowed to express one like or dislike... I did not want a holiday quilt, I plan to display these year round & a Halloween quilt in the spring would not work for me. She asked for "Quilter's Choice" - which is the same as no specific likes or dislikes. So I stalked her blog. That so did not help. (At least my partner did not specifically request a genre that I do not own already...)

I was about to assume that just because blogger "A" is on my bloglines (I'm up to 150+), that I am on hers or that she reads my blog.
With that said, there are about 10 bloggers on my bloglines that are participating in Doll Quilt Swap II! My challenge to you (& any other Doll Quilt Swapper's reading this post) is to post a "sneak peak" of your doll quilt. The sneak peak can be a fabric bundle, a pile of scraps, a pattern, a photograph - yesterday one of the Doll Quilt Swappers (sorry no hyperlink - there are 100 of you & that was yesterday) posted her inspiration - children's books - & it inspired me too! (No I am not taking her idea, well I am by posting this challenge!)

After checking out about 100 Doll Quilt Swapper II blogs, I found that there are a lot of knitters participating! (Granted I did not delve deep into the blogs, but I did see more yarn that fabric) This excites me, because I think knitters see color, design, patterns differently than quilters... They also do not seem to be hung up on rules - like you need a light, medium, & dark, small, medium, & large scale print in your quilt...

Since I issued the challenge...
Here are my 2 pieces of inspiration... I may or may not use these & I am not 100% sure how I will use them... Even if I only use them to make a doll quilt for me - I am inspired by them...
charm 1
&
charm 2
Both are older Moda Charm packs... I just love to have the "Complete" line. Which is odd for my "I love scrappy" brain to comprehend. Although 40 of anything is scrappy. Maybe thats it. Have I just figured somthing else out about me? YAY!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

more quilts

Jovial Quilts (have you been to her blog? - Go take a look. I'll be waiting.)
has just posed a lovely I Spy quilt (How many times have I mentioned I Spy quilts? Don't answer that, more are UFO's than FO's - It is too darn tempting to add to them or to swap out...)
& I saw not 1 but 2 (I think there were actually 4, but I only snapped 2) I Spy Quilts at the Annapolis Show.
I Spy 1 Love the blue & yellow...
I spy 1 close up Do you see that Kitty on red? I am 99.9% sure that she does not live in my collection :o( Forest Jane, do you see her? She is Siamese-y.
I SpyYellow again.
I Spy close up I did a hexagon and triangles I SPY once upon a time ago (pre-quilt photography) using paper piecing - A technique that in general I dispise, but for this it worked GREAT!

Clarification (more quilt show photos at the end)

The shops that I mentioned yesterday are not all close - 3 (one that I did not mention at all) are... The others are up to 2 hours away... (there are still others in that 2 hour radius that I do not visit...) I am also about 3 hours from Lancaster County, Pa. home to a multitude of quilt shops... Z&S has an online shop that I know several of you have used or at leasr perused...

& I am grateful for the local shops & I try to support my local shops as much as my budget can allow...

I know narrow-minded Thirtysomethings... & I know that there are avant garde 60 & 70 somthings out there in the quilting world - Freddy Moran, off the top of my head...

My file came back to me soon after my post, so the afternoon time killer worked!

Wanna see what I "expected" to see at the Annapolis show?
storm at sea mariners compass Storm at Sea with Mariners Compass
storm at sea boat Storm at Sea with applique
blue crab Blue crab
You see, Annapolis is a "Water" oriented town - home of the U.S. Naval Academy & all... & Maryland is known for crabs... There are some places where crab houses are more prevalent than McDonalds! (I used that analogy, because there are some places with a McDonalds on every block!) So I always expect to see watery/crabby quilts... :o)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I wasn't gonna...

Post again today - something about saving something for tomorrow... But I have 1.5 hours to "kill." I hate that mentality, but there you have it. (I am officially waiting for my supervisor to finish reviewing a file... & I am officially tired of editing my paper. Anyone want to write an executive summary? No, I don't either.)

So I am going to rant a bit about the quilt show in Annapolis... It has been on my mind since I was there & have chatted about it with my friend - so is in agreement... This goes beyond the quilt show to local shops...

The White Glover (I can't call this on a lady - based on her attitude, & some other issues...), I know they have a place... This one was actually knowledgeable, but when someone is standing there with a camera & you are just discussing why a hand quilter does not quilt on the actual applique - can't you move over a bit? I had to ask her to move (the ladies she was lecturing - she really did go beyond just an explaination - even stepped aside, they knew I wanted to take a quick snap.) - I am ususally very patient & wait (& wait)... This happened near one of those Album quilt shat I shared yesterday.

I ran into her again near this quilt:
snowball
Her comment was that this style was "trendy" with new quilters. The tone and scowl left no question that "trendy" was a bad adjective... How did she expect to get new people into quilting - women her age are not going to live forever... (Sorry, from her appearance, I made an estimate on her age 60 if not 70+. I am not agist, but I am against narrow &/or closed mindedness. It is o.k. for you -her- to like 1 thing or just super traditional things, but not at the expense of bad talking other things...)

Luckily that was near the end of the show - I can't imagine what she though about this one...
B9P

How this relates to local quilt shops... 99% of them can not carry everything. We all know of some that are definately catering to one style/crowd. What are shops to do? Do they carry the "trendy" fabrics, trying to lure new quilters in to the shop? What if their "bread & butter" clients are not into those prints... Should geographic locations have quilt shops choose styles... That way if you are into 30's you go to shop X, Batiks shop Y? No that isn't really feasible... I knwo I don't want to go to hin & yon to shop for a piece of fabric that may or may not be in stock... But they also should not question their clients who purchase online... Ah online shopping the bane of local quilt shop owners... you see without leaving your chair, you can search & usually find exactly what you are looking for - & it may even be less expensive that the stuff available locally...

Case in point, I want Katie Jump Rope (love the tumbler quilt) by Denyse Schmidt (Have you seen her "pattern" in the current Quilter's Newsletter Magazine? I bought the book - the magazine has paper piecing - vs. templates in the book & the magazine uses printed fabrics - her fabrics - vs. the solids in the book...) - I even know right now how I would use it - but so far it is not in any of my local shops.

Aside: the QNM also has an article on my lovely taupes... That is why I bought the magazine... Over all I am not happy with their "new"format...

Quandry - do I state the names of the quilt shops? (I am going to use their initials...)

I know not to check S. E. - they usually sell overstocks - it was a great place to go when I wanted Jan Mullen Prints a year or two after they were in my local quilt shops... That is also THE place to go for 30's prints... I also know not to go to B. P. - they carry a more Thimbleberries style of fabric... S. S. probably would not get it - but they do have a rather wide selections style wise - even if they only have a few bolts from most lines... C. Q. is another that "might" have gotten it but then again, that is hit or miss. G. S. may eventually get some of it - very hit or miss. J. B.'s shop only carries J. B. fabric. M. G. in the most likely location for me to get it locally, but I am not sure that I want to drive that far to find out... There is another shop that I have seen vend at a couple local shows that might carry it, but then again, do I want to drive there to not find it? (Maybe if my friend is up to it - they did have some other cool stuff - like that paint by number bird print that I was gaga about a few months ago...) You see all of the local shops have a place - they just don't seem to fit my current "wants." There are other local shops that I don't frequent, that I have only been to once or twice & some of them a while ago (I did the whole quilt shop hop several years ago - I did not win anything, so I do not have the positive reinforcement to do it again. I'd rather spend my gas going to the big shows - Like the one in Hershey at the end of July.), so they are not listed here - not that I was trying to purport a complete list...

So what am I left to do? Well right now I am hoping to find a FQ bundle at Houston - or there are a few shops on the internet... (I am not going to buy enough to have any one shop carry it for me... - Unless they can just buy a fq bundle... Oh wait a minute, Husband said, "No." When I asked if we could send his Momma to Purl Patchwork in Soho to buy me a bundle...) if it were a Moda brand and available as a charm pack - I would own 1 if not 2 - do you hear me fabric manufacturers... is that a Moda only thing - do they have the rights to the idea on selling charms from their fabric lines - what about Jelly Rolls - I am so suprised how well those are doing! There is a bit of sticker shock there, but the ability to take it home & start sewing is GREAT! - No, I don't prewash - often. I have to prewash my bolt of Kona Snow- it had a vinegar smell - which is better that some other smells, but too much when you plan to start right in cutting strips!

45 minutes to go...

More from Annapolis

I have recently become more attracted to log cabin quilts... So I keep snapping them at quilt shows...
twisting log cabin Twisting log cabin - I love the quilting & the brown...
red court house steps Courthouse steps is a log cabin variation - Mine using Freshcut fabrics is pieced to the top stage... :o)
pineapplePineapple is another log cabin variation - though not one that I see myself doing...
log cabin 2Straight furrows - limited number of fabrics, limited pallette - Can you see this in Taupe? (Yes, those fabrics are taupe-y, but in reality I thing they are 80's-ish calicoes...)
log cabin 1Log Cabin star - super scrappy - great value control. This is not a good candidate for very medium prints (very medium kind of includes light dark and dark light tee hee...) Can you tell that I have been sorting according to value recently?
log cabinBarn Raising variation, blue & blue - I really like the quilting - you can "see" it in the light sections...
bright quilt"Not" courthouse steps...
bright block see? (big squares and 4 rectangle units. I think this uses the principle that is the basis for Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles by Rolfe & Turner + the big square. The fabric placement make the overall design. I am going to do this with my Jan Mullen prints - should I limit my pallette or go scrappy?)

WOW

The doll quilt swap that I participated in last time & signed up for again is officially closed. Through word of mouth here & on other blogs, 100 people signed up!

So if you were on the fence, or if you are new here, or if you have been absent for a while - it is too late to play this time. However, due to the overwhelming popularity, there will be another swap in the fall.

More quilt show photos after I finish reading my bloglines. :o)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Do you like Applique?

Do you like Baltimore Album applique? Then this was the show for you. I am going to share 3 quilts by one lady. Her technical skill can rival any "professional" appliquer out there! (I stated "technical" which in no way is mean to detract from her color choice, quilting, etc. Her quilts are great all around.) All of her quilts are wall size... those stems may be a 1/4 inch in width...

BAQ type
BAQ type block

BAQ
BAQ basket
BAQ birds
BAQ with penny for scale

BAQ 1
Other applique quilts...
folk album This one is about twin bed size.
china I know the pattern designer for this quilt.
water fowl I used that Water fabric in a quilt...
This guild had a "fan" challenge...
Here are a few from that group.
part of fan challenge
part of fan challenge - winner
And one that was not finished in time for the challenge, but in my opinion, the best one in that theme.
fans I count 5 fans, how many to you count?

My long weekend

I went to the quilt shop where the Quilting Pirate works - we did not meet, but I did meet the shop dog. On her blog, she posted these questions...

1. Do you collect Fat Quarters? Yes, & collect sounds so much nicer that hoarde...
2. How many Fat Quarters do you have? I don't even care to hazzard a guess - but I wish that quite a few of my cat fabrics were only fat quarters... So I could get MORE! & Spend less - even though you usually pay more for a fat quarter that a quarter yard...
3. Have you ever made a quilt just out of fat quarters? Who hasn't made a YBR to TT quilt... Not to mention that fact that I like nickles, scrappy, & charm quilts...
4. What color do you have the most fat quarters in? Taupe - not the color, the style of Oriental print. I wish these were sold as fat quarters more often... I had to get long quarters most recently - I could not justify 1/2 yards...
5. How often do you purchase fat quarters? I get them when the print I want is available as a fat quarter - fairly often... I love it when shops cut fat quarters :o)

The Maytag repair man - this may end up being a saga...
We called on Monday - we have a two oven range, the top oven is not heating to the temp. stated... (I had to use both and 350 was noticeably less hot in the top - so I broiled the fish instead.) They said, how about tomorrow - for having a repair man visit... We said, no Friday would be bettter. They (Maytag) said, O.k. Friday between 8 & 12. If you had that conversation, which Friday would you assume you had an appointment for? If you assumed the next Friday, you would be WRONG! SO I get to wait for him again this coming Friday... (I called the sub-contractor at abpout 11:30 - to get that information...)

Saturday I was in class all day & it wasn't that bad - Thankfully.

Sunday I went to a quilt show - you wanna see my pictures?

I'll post them later this afternoon & tomorrow.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Even More Quilt Show Goodness

Same Caveat, I was in a hurry & did not jot down makers names or quilt titles. I am probably about to exceed the legal limit for photos in one post, but tomorrow I get to wait around the house for the Maytag repair man - hopefully there aren't too many Xerox machines in line before me... & then I get to go to the motor vehicles to register my car & get a new license & then I will hopfully get to meet the Quiting Pirate at the LQS where she works (its new to me!) & then the bicycle shop - MIL is getting DH & I Bicycles for his birthday... I want a chainless bicycle & that Bicycle shop is one of the few resellers of it - so I am going there to check it out. So enjoy a 2 day's worth of a virtual quilt show in 1 post!
op art medalion Op Art?
nuts and bolts Susan do you recognize this?
mini Hawaiian  meas. about 9 inches meas. 9 inches square
log cabin variation log cabin variation
lattice There were quite a few non-Taupe Oriental quilts.
kimono quilt Kimonos
bargello Oriental Bargello - reminds me of my Trip Around the World...
Oriental leaves Oriental leaves - simple & effective...
Oriental hazy quilt Most of these are Oriental prints. I like everything about this one!
All Plaid All Plaids!
50th anniversary quilt This is a 50th Anniversary quilt. There are "calling cards" that friends signed... The appliques are quite different from each other, so they may have been gifts too...
Album quilt There were a few Album quilts, I took a photo of this one, because it only has 9 blocks... (I may not have to finish my last block after all...)
Art Neuveau Art Neuveau?
AustraliaAUSTRALIA! I own (or owned) several of these prints...Australia 2 I know I have some of this print left, but this specific part, I may have donated to a sew-n-tell gift quilt...
I don't have this, but I would like it...Australia 1 I actually had Billy Tea - with Lamingtons.
Buggy Barn cats Why did I cut out all 12 fat quarters? & What happened to her other cats - each cat used 3 fat quarters... - so 1 set would make 3 cats...
Denyse Schmidt inspired DS fabrics Very Mod quilt that used Denyse Schmidt fabrics...
Shakespeare in the Park Judy Martin pattern Evelyn, does this put you in the mood to do another?
I heart cats Yes, those are cats & Yes, I think I have them all...
another black & white Do you like Black & white? Then this would have been the show for you! QU is made up of several Bees - their Bees are bigger than some guilds... One of the Bees had a black & white and 1 color chjallenge - this was not part of that, but those are about to follow. (I love the border onthis one - too bad I only got a fat quarter of that print...)
black & whiteAlso not part of the Challenge, but effective nonetheless - & reminscent of a few of my tops...
These are from the Challenge:
black & white & blue light blue
black & white & pink pink
black & white & yellow yellow
black & white and turquoise turquoise
these are not part of the challenge, but use the black & white very well... (I have a nice stash of black & white & am inspired)
black cats Cats
black-n-white-n-bright brights
Another bee challenge was circles - I think they had to use a specific Kaffe Fassett print too...
circle quilt
circle quilt 1
circle quilt 2
circles
circles close up close up so you can see the hand work - I think they were all done by hand...
See what I mean about the Kaffe Print?
dolphins Dolphins - also done by hand
folk art Something Folky for several of you folk Enthusiasts - Patti, Jeanne, Karen...
gradiation Graditation - again I love everything about this...
gradiated stars Perfect - reminds me that I need to finish mine...
green leaves SPRING!