Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
We did lots of cool things, like shop hop, go to the Country Loft Sew for a Cure Quilt Show, eat, check blogs, cut out hexagons, and think of more quilt projects! Of course I caught the cold that has been going around, BUT I didn't let this stop us from having a good time!
Anyway, I am way behind on downloading my pictures! When I get this done, I will share all of the great stories with you! This could go on for awhile!
Until next time...Happy Quilting!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Then I am going to hand-piece them together! What am I thinking? Am I insane to start a hand-pieced project? I can't help it, but once you start making a couple of them, you are hooked!
The second insane part about all of this, it the amount of Simplicity fabric that I have! As you can see, the basket is overflowing with the fabric. This has become my favorite Moda line of fabric. I dream about it and I am even going to make a table skirt for my sewing table out of the blue floral fabric. I guess I better love the fabric because I am going to be seeing a lot of it now that I am going to turn it into a hand-piecing project!
If you want more hexagon inspitation, check out Camille's tutorial . You too may also want to join the insanity!
Until next time.....Happy Quilting!
I have the next few blocks prepared and ready to be stitched. So for now, the "cows" will be joining my rabbits and dove, where they will await the company of my other "ark friends!"
Thanks Lynette for this GREAT BOM! Soon I will be up to date!
I also have a few other projects in the "works", so check back soon!
Until next time...Happy Quilting!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So here are the completed blocks (3 months worth). They are are now hanging on my portable design wall so that I can enjoy them and be reminded of how time flies!
(By the way, I still love the blue and chocolate polka dot fabric!)
Until next time......Happy Quilting!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It was done by Gigglee Designs . They had some cute stitchery patterns, so check out their website.
Farewell Long Beach Quilt Show!
Until Next Time........Happy Quilting!
Of course there was booth after booth of fabric at the quilt show just calling out my name! I tried to restrain myself from buying too much fabric because I could buy most of it at my local quilt shops. However, I just couldn't resit buying a few things!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Let me start by saying that ALL of the quilts that were displayed showed lots of creativity and talent! However, most of the quilts that were displayed were "artisitc quilts." I could appreciate their beauty, but I enjoy traditionally pieced quilts and there weren't as many displayed!
Another challenge was getting pictures of the quilts! Most of the quilts had been labelled "DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH or TOUCH!"
With these thoughts in mind, I was able to get a couple of pictures. This quilt had won an award for "best hand applique".
Of course, I was drawn to this quilt because of the blue & white colors!
How about these?....
This quilt has a great little bit of history. The owner rescued the quilt, "undid" the quilt, hand-pieced it back together, and then hand-quilted it!Now that deserves an award! I was drawn to the quilt because of its history and it inspired one of my purchases!
Hope that you enjoyed seeing some of the quilts that were at the show! Check back to see my "LOOT!"
Until next time....Happy Quilting!