Saturday, April 17, 2010

Yes I really do work on projects. Here are my 16 Blocks Done! These are my Signature Blocks that are done on June the 12th. I hope everyone else will have theirs done. I know Barbara Sindlinger has her blocks done. Does anyone else?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It such a beautiful day! I just thought I would share how beautiful my yard is right now. Before everything gets burned from the summer heat!
Well, I'll be off to the Best of the Valley Quilt Show in a little while. My Mother and Husband are going with me this morning. I'll be working this afternoon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Best of the Valley Quilt Show

Here is the "Best Use of Color" winner at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show! Janice Minyard! It was so exciting walk into the show with Janice. She was so surprised and happy. She told me she never wins. Well she did this year. Good for her.

This quilt was made by my friend Diane Mitchell. It is the Vintage Moments Pattern. She received a second place ribbon. Congratulations Diane! A really Beautiful Quilt.

These two Quilts were made by my friend Barbara Sindlinger. Aren't they Beautiful? They both received Honorable Mention Ribbons.

Here is my quilt "Autumn Wood". It received a First Place Ribbon. I'll show more tomorrow.

"Little Squirt"

I finally finished "Little Squirt"! I'm so please with this project. It really looks just like my Little Squirt. Squirt is 16 years old now. I love him dearly.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Empty Spools

I bet you have been wondering if I had fell off the face of the earth! No, I have not! I've been very busy quilting and having fun. Last week I spent a marvelous time at the Empty Spools Quilting Seminar. My class was with Ruth McDowell. She was a wonderful teacher. I highly recommend taking a class from her. Next year will be her last at Empty Spools.

Here is Anna and Barbara. Anna is resting after all her Quilting with Don Linn. She loved her Class. Barbara is doing her Therapy for her Shoulder. She wasn't to happy with her class choice. It was not what she expected.

I was lucky to have my work station next to the Artist in Residence, David Taylor. What a wonderful and gifted Artist he is. And a very fun fellow. He will be teaching next year at Empty Spools. I would love to take a class with him.

This is Ruth McDowell's Quilt. It is her Daughter's Dog. It was my inspiration for my Quilt.

Here is my design. It is my 16 year old dog Squirt. I took the picture years ago. It is one of the best pictures I have every taken.

This is what it looks like as of this morning. I worked on it yesterday for awhile. I'm really happy with it. Someone in the class said to me, "This class makes you look like an Artist, even if you can't draw." I think that statement is true.
I had a great time at Empty Spools. I met a bunch of wonderful, talented people. And I will remember last week for a long, long time.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This year at the Orange Blossom Quilt Guild we have something new. Becky Hoskins is leading us in a theme quilt. Our Quilt is from the Seasonal Delights Book by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan. "1776 Let Freedom Ring". Here is my first month's project. I used only fabric from my stash. I did not have to buy anything. So each month we will make the next section and by the end of the year we will each have a completed quilt. This should be a nice project for me to do.

I haven't done any piecing for a few months. So this weekend has been nice. I've been worked on the Material Girls Challenge. The Material Girls is my friendship group from the Common Threads Quilt Guild. This year we are making signature blocks. Each of us picked a theme or a set of colors. We each stated the size we would like. In June we will get together and exchange blocks. Then we will have to create a quilt using those blocks by our December Christmas Party.
Last night I made 5 blocks. I only have 11 more to go. I think I'll work on more tonight. I can't show them yet. It's another secret.......

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here is my 3rd entry for the BOTV Quilt Show. It's called "Edith's Hankie". It was an Old Hankie that belonged to my Aunt Edith. It is yellow with Flocked Flowers. I set it on top of yellow sateen. I Quilted it and did Trapunto. I added some little white lace at the edging. I'm happy with the out come. Now we'll see if any of them get juried into the show.

This morning Diane Mitchell came over and we did some planning for the Orange Blossom Quilter's 2011 Opportunity Quilt. Here are the fabrics we are using. I wish I could show you one of the Blocks, but it's a secret......... I can tell you that it will be an appliqued quilt. We think it will be beautiful! We hope everyone else will too!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I was told I needed to update my Blog. It won't happen very often. I've been working on this for 30 minutes already. I'm just not good at this, I don't know why I thought I should have a blog....

Today I took a beading class with Tom Adkins. I was really disappointed that I didn't come out of the class with a beautiful work of art! Ha! Just kidding. I would love to make something like this beautiful flower.

Instead my project turned out like this.

So I came home and started quilting on my Table Cloth that I purchased 2 years ago at Road to California. I like the way it is turning out.

Well, I'm going to get back to my Table Cloth. Beading is just too stressful!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Well I've done it. I started my Blog. What am I thinking???? I don't have time for this! When am I gonna quilt? I just felt so left out. All the Cool Quilters are blogging. So I want to be cool too.

So here goes.

Today I took pictures of the quilts I want to enter into the "Best of the Valley" Quilt show. I took pictures of 2 of them. The third one doesn't have a sleeve yet. So it will have to wait.

Here is the first one. I named it "Autumn Wood". It was made for my Friendship Group, The Material Girls, 2009 Challenge. It was a Paint Chip Challenge. We each drew Paint Chip Cards and had to make a quilt with those colors. We could add one other color.

The second one is an Antique Dresser Scarf. I just did the quilting on it. I took a class from Cindy Needham last year a Road to California. She is amazing. If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, take it! It was great fun.
I'll have to get the other Quilt picture next week.