Saturday, August 22, 2015

Keeping busy

Margo wanted custom quilting and for me to do whatever I wanted.  That's fun when it's such a cute quilt!



It's hard to find a thread color for these Japanese taupe/browns.  Brown thread looks too brown, grey thread looks too grey.  I finally found the perfect mucky greyish brown from Superior Masterpiece - #181 called Nightscape.  Masterpiece is 50w cotton, not a thread I would use on a bed quilt but for a wall hanging it works fine.


Cecelia waited a long time for me to get to her humongous quilt!  This will be a shop sample for her quilt shop in western Kansas. 

I thought this quilt needed some curves.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Prairie Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt


I finished quilting the Opportunity Quilt for my guild a while back but waited to post pictures until it had been presented to the guild members at a meeting.



This is a pattern by Edita Sitar and was made by a group of quilters from the guild.

The drawing for the quilt will be at our show  next June.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Oops, I missed July somehow

Oops! I seem to have missed July.  I've been working on a few projects that I can't post pictures of yet: my guild's Opportunity quilt and a quilt of my own but I do have a few things to post.

This is Judy's Christmas quilt.  The center tree applique is from a pattern and the smaller appliques she found at copyright free sites online but the setting is hers.  All that piecing!  She was very ambitious and also had me quilt two matching pillow shams and two matching window treatments.  She will have a very Christmassy bedroom this year!

She was very specific as to what kind of quilting she wanted me to do.  She wanted heavy quilting; lots of background quilting and detail.

I will be the speaker for my guild, Prairie Quilt Guild this September and will be doing a workshop on machine trapunto.  I had to come up with a project for the class and this is what I ended up with.  It's really a technique class, not a class to produce a finished masterpiece but I had to make the sample look presentable.

A few weeks ago I drove down to Oklahoma City for the Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild Show.  It was a good show with lots of quilts and vendors.  They have a great location; a huge building at the OK State Fairgrounds.
I took pictures of some of the quilts that caught my eye. 

This is Night Blooms by Linda Rinehard and it won Best of Show.  It's made from a Pearl Pereira pattern and she quilted it herself on a longarm. 


Here's another pretty applique quilt with a black background.  I'm always attracted to them because the colors show up so well but I don't enjoy quilting on a black background!  This is Springtime Roses by Frieda Grischkowsky, quilted by Marilyn Karper.


Charlotte Hickman had several quilts in the show.  Thread Painted Tulips won a special NQA award from the two NQA certified judges.

The texture in Fly Away Butterflies  is amazing.  Just look at the close up of the tree bark.


This is Marilyn Karper's Amazon Star.  It was so big that I couldn't get all of it in the picture!

I really like this small quilt, We Got Cow... by Alice Kellogg.  Oklahomans do know a thing or two about tornados!

This is Bertie's Whole Year by Jeri-Alynn McGee with no information about the pattern.  That is one criticism I have about the show, I do think it is important to identify the pattern designers on the hang tags. 

I like her use of plaids in this quilt.  Blogger would only let me load this sideways for some reason.

This is another quilt by Jeri-Alynn McGee called Wonderland by Night and it is wonderful!  I think this is an original design.

So now I am all caught up.