Friday, April 21, 2017

Thread Heaven

Last week I was in St. George, UT for the Dixie guild's "Gems of the Desert" quilt show. It was fabulous!  I was also teaching and had two wonderful classes of students. But I didn't get any photographs!  LOL Sometimes you are so busy teaching that it is difficult to remember to pull out the camera. I did get a few photographs at the quilt show, but I did not get the info for each quilt and per the show rules I am not allowed to post the photographs without the proper acknowledgement. I guess you will just have to believe me, it was a good show! The guild has photographs up on their site of the prize winning quilts, check it out here.

After lunch with a friend we headed over to Superior threads.  Can you say "Kid in a Candy Shop"!

Superior Threads warehouse

The rows stretch out forever!

And ever!

So many colors
I had never been there before! You can shop through the warehouse for your thread! I did ask permission to take photographs and to be able to post to my blog. They also have a fabric shop on the upper floor. I did not get photographs from that, but I did buy a couple of batiks. The one is a beautiful blue and really wanted to come home with me. I just couldn't disappoint that guy.

40 miles from home
We did a "big" city run to Page,AZ the other day. On the way home we turned off on a dirt road just to see where it went. It dead ended after a few miles with a campground and some hiking trail heads. I just love the rock formations in this part of the country!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Finish!

I love to hand stitch my bindings. It gives me a good feeling to finish a project, and having the quilt on my lap for the grand finale gives me a personal relationship with the quilt
The Helga Quilt
I am very pleased with the way this quilt turned out. And Helga was thrilled with the quilt!

Glamour shot 

Close up
I used my "wiggle" quilting technique. I go edge to edge using my walking foot.

Crocheted rag rug
A friend gave me some junky polyester fabrics. I cut them into 1 inch strips.  I then crocheted the fabric strips into a rag rug.  Just a simple single crochet with a large hook.

Detail
I am linking to Nina-Marie, Amanda Jean, Myra, Sarah, Emily, Judy, Beth, Nicole

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pin Basted and Ready to Quilt

A couple of weeks ago I posted a photograph of a quilt top that was missing the final border. The border is now on and I have it pin basted, ready to quilt. It always amazes me how this design changes with the addition of a simple border.

The Helga Quilt


Half Hexagons
I also pulled out a top that was finished at least 6 or 7 years ago. Time to work on some of those UFO's. So this guy also got pinned. I hope to have a productive weekend machine quilting.

Back Patio
And then we had another snow storm on Monday!!! It stuck a bit, melted the next day. I really am hoping that is the final snowstorm for the season.

Asparagus Souffle
And I baked a souffle this week!  I haven't made one in years. They really are not that difficult, just labor intensive.  It was good!