Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lancaster Quilts

I thought I would put up some more photos of the fabulous quilts. Such amazing talent and creativity.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lancaster Quilt Show

I just returned from the fabulous quilt show in Lancaster PA. I visited the downtown area and surrounding countryside. I am VERY careful not to take any pictures of the Amish people front the front. I did get this wonderful one of a young man about to turn into his field.

I met up with several of my friends from across different states. It was THE perfect trip. We saw wonderful quilts---ate too much delicious food-----spent too much money---stayed up too late and laughed and reveled in our togetherness. AND---not one speck of NEWS.

Believe it or not---the world will still turn if you do not watch any TV or listen to radio news. You will not hear the shrill voices of discontent.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Golf Hospice Quilt

I was cleaning up my sewing room and refolding my stash. I found a yard of this wonderful golf fabric I do not even remember buying. It may have been given to me by a quilt friend for a charity quilt. I also found a sports type one that will be perfect for another mans quilt.

I used the easy block pattern and have a really fast quilt for a guy. I tried my ocean wave edge to edge quilting design I am learning. I like this design and am getting better at it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easy and Fun Quilt

Somewhere out in cyberland I saw a picture of a quilt that I liked and the sewer said was very easy. It is from a fabulous website with hundreds of wonderful blocks.


I quickly made 2 of these quilts using lots of my scraps..I chose a neutral type background as I knew it would be very busy. I also featured a novelty type print for the center of each blocks.

I love how I have come in my quilt making journey to be able to figure out how some patterns would look in certain fabric. This is one of the quickest patterns I have ever made.

These quilts and 3 others will be journeying to a vacation home for families who have lost a loved one in the military. I heard about this wonderful project on the news which I seldom watch.

Thanks Dee for the Navy fabric. This is the second quilt I have made using it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Childs Little Quilt

I like to make at least one child's quilt to donate at our guild meeting. We have a member who takes them to our local hospital. I realized I had not done one the day before the meeting.

All went well until I was quilting it. I was trying to use some bright gold thread but it kept shredding. Grrrrrrrrrrr So I switched to red that I had JUST used for a Quilt of Valor. It still broke a couple of times but not as bad as the yellow. I think I need to get some larger needles to have on hand for moments like this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Orion's Star Quilt

I love the quilt patterns by Eleanor Burns. They always contain a huge amount of pictures and directions that are easy to follow.

I could not figure out why my blocks were bigger than hers. I then realized I had added an extra row. But I knew if would be just fine. This was fun to make and I see more in my future.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another E. Burns Pattern of the Month

I received the second pattern in the monthly mailing. This one used Layer Cakes and I had one waiting on my shelf. I bought it on sale and then had no idea what to do with it. This is not a fabric line I would ordinarily choose but turned out really pretty. This will go to our local Hospice.

I always learn something on each quilt and this one taught me DO NOT try stitch in the ditch with dark thread. I changed to my little wiggle line and all was fine. I had my beloved prewound bobbins and had no problem with tension.

More stash was used for the backing and I can see my fabric dwindling. There is still plenty but I am definitely using more than I buy.