Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday I attended a talk at Pocono Sew and Vac, Stroudsburg, PA given by Dave Sirota, a quilter who gives speeches and classes on his technique, No More Tears Paper Piecing.  It is a wonderful technique and he is a wonderful speaker.  Above are two examples of HIS work created using his technique. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Blue was the color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.

I sewed two of the darker blue.  The picture doesn't show the difference in patterns in the two dark blue.  I don't have many dark blue batiks and I loved these two aqua that didn't make it to being made in the aqua month.  

I used much of my blue in the RSC challenge last year and the Orphan Quilt I made.  The orphan quilt contains extra blocks that weren't used in the project they were originally intended.  I machine quilted it...............I hate the process of machine quilting on a regular machine even using the walking foot. 

I've taken a break from my Grandmother's Flower Garden, but I think it is time to tackle this once again.  

Thanks to an incredible quilt artist,  Mystic Quilter ,  I am developing my blogging skills.  albeit slowly. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RSC17 June was yellow.  I finished my 3 yellow bear paw (see previous posts), and decided to work on the Sunbonnet Sue with kiitty and flowers.  it is finished.  I tried my hand at using my Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 to machine quilt it.  I am still not a fan of quilting with machine.  I don't find it relaxing in the least.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Yellow is the color for the RSC 2017 June.  I like the top two but the jury is out about the bottom one.  I think it is too light against the background.

You can see how the top two stand out with this close-up.  

I was honored with a visit to my blog from Mystic Quilter .  She is an incredible artist with fabric.  Her bold color choice has inspired me to explore exciting color.   

Saturday, June 10, 2017

No Scrap Left BehindI came upon this wonderful blog, Crazy Mom Quilts  by the author of No Scrap Left Behind  She has some lovely clear directions for some beautiful quilts made with scraps.  Loved her images of St. Louis Quilt Market 2017. June, 2017 is beginning of QAL with scraps.  This week it is sorting the fabrics.  I'm afraid that I may not have enough scraps.  Unlike other quilters that I see, I do not have bins of scraps.

Monday, May 29, 2017

These blocks were made for the Quilt Block Swap .  Make nine; get nine back.  Quilters come from all over the United States.  

Quilt block was made using the disappearing Nine Patch pattern from Facebook tutorial.  Sew 4 squares together (7" here so I could get a 12.5" square. ) Cut 1.5" to the left, right, top and bottom of the center seam.  Then leave the center square exactly where it is and flip the top, bottom, left and right pieces creating the alternating colors.  So easy, but I love the way it looks.  I will probably make a quilt for my self with scraps for myself.  

I have chosen 6 of my quilts to enter in the Milford Valley Quilt Guild Show, June 24-25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This is a wonderful show that is only held every other year.  Finally got the courage and my act together to prepare the quilts.  A lot more prep work than what I expected.  Looking forward to the weekend.  Here are the 6 quilts I have chosen:

Circle of Friends was created with fabric donated by the Milford Valley Quilters Guild shortly after a house fire destroyed all my supplies.  

Yellow Makes me Smile is made with recycled doilies and scrappy yellow fabric. 

Noonday in the Garden is a hand quilted queen size quilt with cotton batting.  the butterflies are made from folded vintage handkerchiefs and the antennae are embroidered..  Heads of the butterflies are made with appliqued yo-yos.  One of my favorite quilts. 

Evening in the Garden is made with leftover vintage handkerchiefs.  No handkerchief was harmed in the making of any of these quilts.  Who would have the heart to cut into these pieces of art?  They are appliqued to  batik I purchased from Sew Batik fabric.  

Paper pieced teacups sit on recycled doilies.  I made one in pieces which contains quilt information on the backing. 

My House.  Appliqued and embellished.  House has lace curtains and tons of flowers.  The house was built in 1860 and has the unique quirkiness of an old house.