Thursday, March 26, 2009

Eye Candy

How gorgeous is this?!!! It was made by our president, Pat, and not only is it beautiful, but it is very complicated and made very well. It is a Stack 'n Whack with three different sizes of triangles. I think she said she took a class at MAQ. I am very impressed, Pat. Oh and she won second place.
This beauty was made by Jackie and it is BIG. I would guess at least a full size, maybe even a queen. The pattern came from a magazine, (I will be finding out which one because this one might be in my future) All hand appliqued. She won second too.
And you've seen this one before. It is my Merry Moody Blues. The Adirondack chair was part of our theme, A Day at the Beach.

More to come
Until next time...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Quilt Show weekend

Whew and was it ever a good one.
Our guild members sure are talented. We showed some of the most gorgeous quilts. I will be showing a few over the next few days but these I want to show first.

I gave you a teaser here a few weeks ago. This quilt is so different I thought people were going to look at it and say either wow, that is beautiful, or ugh that is the ugliest quilt I have ever seen. Decide for yourself.
Well, I guess more people liked it because it won first place in the large pieced category. It is by Maria Tamaoka from Pinwheels, and all made from the beautiful Daiwabo Taupe fabrics. I was thrilled to win.

You all have seen this quilt here before but here it is actually finished. it won second place in the medium pieced category.
My Glacier quilt from the kit I bought in Alaska this past summer. It is designed by Lisa Moore and made with McKenna Ryan fabrics. This one was actually finished at 10:30 the night before the quilt show set up. Well, I should say the binding was finished because I still have a little work to do on it. I want to put some of those heat set crystals on it and make a label with our picture standing in front of this glacier. I had this picture pinned up next to it so people could really see that this quilt really does look like a glacier!
And here is the photo that I want to put on the label.
So check back later for more quilts from the Southern Comforters 2009 Quilt show in Bowie, MD and to see who I happened to recognize visiting our show.

Until next time...

Friday, March 13, 2009

ISO this fabric

I am looking for just a 1/2 yard of this fabric. It is a Thimbleberries and more than five years old. I would be willing to buy it or trade for it. If anyone has a half yard piece that they would be willing to part with, please e-mail me privately.

This is why I need it.
I bought this kit at the Williamsburg (VA) Quilt show years back. I liked it so much I decided to make it a king size. So I went on-line when I returned home and bought more fabric. Well the kit sat and sat for a few years, long enough for me to not want a king-size anymore. So I pulled it out and decided I had enough fabric to make two twin sized quilts out of it EXCEPT for this light background.

The first quilt is made and if I can't find any of this background I will substitute another for the background in the second quilt so all will not be lost. I just thought I'd ask around.

Until next time...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Annual pincushion

Every year at our February retreat Georgia has a pincushion for us to make. This year, since we were there over Valentine’s Day, we made hearts. They all turned out so cute and we had fun embellishing them.
This one was my favorite. Click here for a look at some past pin cushions.

Until next time...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The real silk purse

The blocks were BEAUTIFUL!!!! I would have loved to win some but alas it wasn't meant to be. Five people won and I can't wait to see what they do with them. People kept to the Asian theme too. See the lanterns, the kimono and the cute Asian guy? There's even a scene with a pagoda!
Remember my last post, where I showed you last years blocks? Here is what Amy did with the ones she won.
The solid purple squares are actually satin. Very striking huh?! My block is in there too. (upper left). It's is so wonderous to me that when I see these blocks separately they don't appeal to me but put together in a quilt they are stunning.

Until next time...