Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival -voting is open

Just a reminder that the Blogger's Quilt Festival is open for voting. 

My "Conversation of a Marriage" is in the small quilt category.  Check all the small quilts out HERE  and
then check out all the categories. So much fun to see all of the quilts from so many talented quilters. 

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2016 -

Linking up with Let's Bee Social with Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Conversation of a Marriage - Blogger's Quilt Festival

"Conversation of a Marriage"
Weight of Love Pattern by Libs Elliot
53" x 59"

My entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Small Quilt category. I took a class with Libs Elliott thru my local modern quilt guild.  I collected many of the fabrics for a while as I love text.  These have some special meanings to me and I tried to include elements that represent my husband and myself over the years. 

Some of the fabrics includes are the Pastel Thift text letter fabric that I used to put the "lbs." to represent another kind of unit of measure in the 'weight of love'.   Also I ordered this great Pride and Prejudice fabric from a designer at Spoonflower. (sorry I could not find your name to link to)

The backing has tons of text and graphic prints. 

Please stop over the the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2016 fall edition and vote for your favorites when it opens. 

Also linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, September 16, 2016

I am...

 I am a Maker
24" x 24"
pattern by Liz Harvantine  HERE
matchstick quilting

I have loved this pattern since it came out and this is my third time in making the small wall hanging size.   It is really fun to make.  This piece was inspired by a piece of text fabric that a friend who happens to be co-chair of this quilt show, gave me a few weeks ago. It has text and sheet music on it. Then I found some fabric that has sewing pattern terms and quilt blocks on it. Some fabric with writing, photography, architecture and diagrams and put them all together to represent the makers of many beautiful things.

This wall hanging will be donated to one of my local quilt guilds for their quilt show auction coming up Oct 6-8 to raise money for the guild.   I might have to buy it back I love it so much! If you are in Lincoln Ne during that time stop by to see the show or bid on a favorite piece to own. 

linking up with Crazy mom quilts

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fits and Starts

First off, I finished a small version of the Libs Elliot "Weight of Love" from her class here a few months ago.  I am finishing the bigger one from class right now but I took time to play one weekend with some friends. They had a Accuquilt Go Big and so while they played around with these shapes I used my Hex n more Ruler by Jaybird Quilts and cut small pieces to play. This time I played with color and it came out looking like a "Persian Sunrise". I love it and have to say I don't mind sewing Y seams. 
Next up, I had to finish a kit I made up for Quilts for Kids. This was a design challenge last year in one of my guilds and this simple design by Maryann Morris won.  I had this cute flower fabric and made up the quilt with circles to match. This quilt would make a sick child smile so can't wait to turn this in so it gets to one soon. 

 Another local guild is having a quilt show soon and we are all asked to make up some things that would be great for a silent or regular auction. I wanted to make the Poolside Tote by Noodlehead for a long time so finally got after it.  This tote is huge and so roomy for whatever the occasion. 
The back side is just as cute as the front. 

They are also asking for pincushions so I made up a couple easy ones.  I would like to have them so I hope someone buys them and loves them like I do!

At the last sew day for our Modern guild, I did a dem on wonky houses. This is my nebraska weather house. It features: snow, rain, wind, cloudy and clear sky which is any given day here.  This little wall hanging will probably go to Habitat for Humanity to welcome home a new family. 

I took a little better picture of my CrossCut quilt along. HERE is my original post.

Linking up with Kelly@Needle and Thread Thursday from My Quilt Infatuation.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

On the side

A week ago while at the county fair a small group of lovely ladies gathered to sew on some quilts for Lincoln Quilts for Kids. The vintage look fabrics were donated to this organization to make some sweet quilts.  I thought it would be fun to do a scrappy trip quilt using Bonnie Hunters Tutorial.  

Part of the fun of working on a quilt at the fair or anywhere out in the community is to see the wonder in the eyes of the children who come up and watch you sew. The interest in their eyes gives me faith that the art of quilting will keep passing on.  It was really a fun experience. 

I found the whole experience so rewarding and fitting as I am co-chair on a lqg challenge for their show this year. The theme of the show is "Celebrate Community".  I truly believe that each of us with the love of sewing and the love of quilting should share what we know and do at every opportunity.  Part of being in this lovely world of the quilting community is supporting and helping where we live. 

How do you "Celebrate community" where you live?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Crosscut n more

approx 30" x 30"
I have been super busy with county fairs and have a few other irons in the fire so.....did not have much of a chance to get a great pic of my crosscut quilt. This is from the crosscut quilt along by Debbie at A quilter's table on IG.  I decided to post my pic anyway. 

I made the light background blocks and decided to add a frame of the opposite and i really love it. (that is the more)  Wish my quilting was up to par. 

Oh and i tried to quilt up the binding. 
before quilting

I did sort of a scribble on the binding with different colored threads. 

Such a fun project so shout out to Debbie!!

linking up with Needle and thread thursday with Kelly @My quilt infatuation
Confessions of a fabric addict for @Whoop Whoop Friday

Friday, August 5, 2016

Patchwork in the Park

Deconstructed Windmill quilt from the Modern Patchwork magazine by Gosnia click HERE  Notice I tried to recreate her park bench photo shoot. :)

I love the colors in this one.  I used an Ikea backing and it was pretty thick but I love it so much. I did have trouble quilting as the top wanted to pucker up. I had it pin basted but then gave up and tore out the quilting and then tried glue baste but it did the same thing. 
So it is done but I am not so happy with it. I thought by now my quilting would be smooth and straight. Still not happening. Below is my crosscut from the week long IG quilt along by Debbie at A Quilter's Table

I am working on the quilting right now but that is giving me some fits too. I will keep at it.....sigh

Linking up Confessions of a Fabric Addict for can I get a whoop whoop friday!