Friday, June 19, 2015

Quilt Walking!

Last weekend I was down in Panguitch at the annual Quilt Walk Festival. As usual, always a good time! I taught my Wiggle Quilting class on Friday morning. There were 6 students and they all seemed to have a wonderful time!

My fantastic students!



 Here are some examples of my students work. Everyone did a great job playing with all of the various ideas that I had presented. One student said that she didn't think she could quilt her own quilts and that I "changed her life"! What wonderful praise! I floated around the rest of the day! I love it when a class goes smoothly!

Bernie in action

I then headed over to the open sew area. I was able to sit next to a friend I hadn't seen in a while and we sewed and chatted away the afternoon. 

Date your work!
I went through the quilt show with my friend Sandy. This vintage quilt was made from suiting wools. Some of the embroidery stitches were wearing away. I didn't get a full view of this one.


Close up
Another vintage quilt. This one had been made with all kinds of satiny fabrics. Tons of charm! She must have ran out of fabric, the last round has a variety of prints.

Wild flower
I had some lovely wild flowers in my "nature-scaped" backyard this year. I don't know why blogger rotates some of my photos, very annoying.

Sego Lily
This one is a Sego Lily, the Utah state flower. They only last for a week or two. But very lovely flower. I am working on a piece using this flower. One of these days I will show it off.

This is my off the wall post for this week.

Friday, June 5, 2015

What else?

On June first the registration opened for the Utah Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Festival that is being held September 15-19, 2015. Always a fun time! It is a chance for me to hook up with my Salt Lake quilting buddies. The theme this year is Quilt Camp. I designed "Tent City" just for the theme. It is a fun, easy, paper piecing project. Great for those who would like to learn how to paper-piece. I will have some tree designs for the students so that they can customize their quilt.

Tent City
Last night I baked a loaf of bread. It looks so wonderful! Usually the loaf will grow a nose or something, but this one was picture perfect, so I just had to share!

Pretty loaf!

The start of my Cording
I saw someone mention this blog post about making cord out of leftover strips of fabric. It involves twisting the fabric and then back on itself to make a double ply. Since I am trying to get into spinning, this really intrigued me, so I had to try it out. (I have a big bag of thin strips that I use for my clothesline bowls) It works!  I don't have very much done yet, but it really is simple. I can see this cord making my bowls and maybe some coasters or placements.

Close up of the twist
Speaking of spinning, I plied! It turned out well, for a first try. The last time I was at Karen's house for knitting/coffee group she spun and gave me a lesson as she was spinning. Her yarns are fabulous! Check out her yarn shop to see some of her wonderful spins! You will have to look at her sold section, since her yarns are so popular that they sell out quickly.


Right now my singles are still very thick and thin. It takes practice to even that out. But sometimes I like the look of the inconsistent thickness. It will knit up an interesting texture.

This is my Off the Wall post for this week.