Friday, November 16, 2018

Out with the old

I have finished some small quilts recently. It feels good to check them off the list. 


12 1/2" x 12 1/2"

This little guy came from Orphan night. It was a donated block, probably from a previously taught class on Amish Small quilts. We decided that it would be ok to quilt it and then donate it back to the guild for their Mini Quilt Raffle next year. I am pleased with the way the quilting turned out.


8-1/2" x 10-1/2"
At one of my local quilt groups we had a demo on mini quilts. This little guy came from that class. The nine-patch blocks are 2 inches.  It was a fun demo.

19" x 22


Back in the late 90's I used to attend Quilting in the Tetons. It was a wonderful event. Quilt show and classes. Since there were no evening activities, it was a good one to take your spouse along. I would be in class all day and he would go mountain biking and we would have evenings together. This piece was from a class by Shelly Burge. We drafted our own version and then the geese were paper pieced. I had all the geese sewn and several of the background pieces attached and then this got set aside. I brought this along to Quit Fest to work on. Didn't get to it, but then we went to the lake and I was able to finish the top. When we got home I quilted it.

13-1/2 " x 15"
13-1/2"x 25"


 After finishing the geese quilt, the only thing I had with me to work on at the lake were the scraps of the geese quilt. It turned into 2 more quilts! These were going to be one, then the pieces just did not want to be in the same quilt. All of the fabric was in the box with the original project. Another thing that really pleases me is that even though all of the fabrics came from the late 90's all three pieces still feel contemporary today. The colors still work and do not feel dated.

It was great to finish an old project, I will continue to clear out the old.

Linking to:

Nina-Marie

Myra

Sarah

Alycia

Beth

Judy

Emily

Beth

Nicole




Friday, November 9, 2018

Orphan Night

Last month at the Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest I helped with Orphan night. Everyone donated their orphan blocks and then we sorted them into coordinated bundles. At the event, groups of people took the bundles and made tops. There were tubs of fabrics that could be used for fillers. Fun times!


Some of the donated blocks
























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Friday, September 14, 2018

Wedding Quilt is Finished!




I am happy to report that the wedding quilt was finished on time!
Me showing off the quilt at guild.

Another view

Peaceful rowing

View from the rowboat

I was able to get the binding on and brought it along to our trip to the lake. I spent one afternoon tacking it down. Bonus! When digging through my fabric stash I found the exact fabric I had used for the flying geese border that was perfect for the binding.

We came home for about 5 days and then headed to California for the wedding. We took two days to drive there, Mountain View, CA. Stopped in Bakersfield on day one. All of Sweetie's brothers came to the wedding. Our niece, Sam, is the daughter of the youngest brother.

Thursday night was a casual family dinner at the couples house. It was nice to meet the other bride, Kristi, and her family. Unfortunately, Sam's father and step-mom's flight had issues over Dallas and they had to be rerouted finally arriving 2:30am at a different bay area airport. Their luggage did not make it there with them. Thankfully it did arrive later in the afternoon, which had all their wedding attire.

On Friday family and out of town guests went for a  DOF (Day of Fun) to Santa Cruz. We had a lovely time at the beach and then at the arcade.
The four Brothers

Sweetie and me at the beach

The happy couple at the arcade.


Saturday was the wedding. It was one of the loveliest weddings I have ever attended! All the readings, songs, prayer and vows were well chosen and very meaningful. The reception was held at a nearby park in one of the larger picnic areas. Lots of shade, catered BBQ, photo booth, yard games, it was fun!
BBQ buffet

Cup cozy favor

photo booth results


Sunday morning was a family brunch and then we headed out for the two day drive home. Again, Stopping in Bakersfield for the night.

I did not take many photographs, I got sidetracked visiting with family. One photograph I should have gotten that I didn't was a photograph of the happy couple with the wedding quilt. So it goes.

Before starting to write my post I spent some time reading blogs that I follow. What a thrill! Quilt Inspirations  posted several posts about the Springville Art Museum's show and one of my pieces was featured in this post!

Tuesday I am headed north to Layton, UT for the Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest! Should be a blast to catch up with old friends and make some new friends.

Linking to:

Lorna

Nicole

Judy

Beth

Emily

Leanne

Nina-Marie

Myra

Sarah

Friday, July 27, 2018

19 Quilt tops to choose from!

I got an invitation to my niece's wedding recently. It is the weekend after Labor Day. Since she is quilt worthy, I wanted to make her and her fiancĂ© a wedding quilt to celebrate the occasion. My time this summer is limited, so I pulled out a bunch of quilt tops to photograph and email to the happy couple so that they could choose one that suits their style. I sent them 19 photographs! Oh My! And that did not include tops that were smaller than lap, needed borders and ones that they were not allowed to choose from. (ones that have already been spoken for) I really need to get  going on some UFO's!

Here are the 19 quilt tops:

Row Robin from about 2003 or 4

Scrapbag Bargello started in 2002 borders later.

Wales Star Sampler I designed this about 3-4 years ago for my guild

Before and After Curves about 2009 or so

Tropical Treasures About 2009 or 10

Allegra I made this top for my bed, my sweetie looked at it and said 'boy that is busy". So it got thrown into the UFO pile. About 2010-11 or so

Bird of Paradise class sample from 2004 or so

Another class sample, can't remember the name right now. 2002- or 2003

From a class I took 2 or 3 years ago. The Amazing Race

Cloth Carousel's $5 quilt Block of the Month from 2002. I was working at the shop by the end of the year and designed this setting.

Serita class sample 2014 or 15

Sarah another version of Serita 2014 or 15

Garden Path. I used this as a leader project. Top was finished about 2003 or 4.

Nancy's Pinwheels Another class sample. About 2008 or 9

Another of Cloth Carousels $5 BOTM I believe it was 2003

A retreat project designed by my friend Diane Don't remember the name. I believe it was 2014 

Jazzy Another class sample about 2010 or 2011

An old UFO. It was another leader project. It would be pre 2001

Yet another class sample. I forget the name of the log cabin variation. 2004 or 5





Remember, there are more tops and almost finished tops (just needing borders). So the happy couple chose this one:


Now known as the wedding quilt.
I have a backing selected, need to sew the seam and then baste. Hope to get this quilted in the next two weeks. I think it needs something more than just my usual all over wiggle quilting. Stay tuned.


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Nicole

Lorna

Emily

Beth

Nina-Marie

Sarah

Myra

Sarah G

Judy

Beth