Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lots of quilts

This is Renee's cute Halloween quilt.  She did a great job on the embroidery and I had fun quilting it.


I quilted spider webs in the setting triangles:


And pumpkins in the background pebbles.

Lori used some really wonderful African fabric in her quilt.  I didn't want to clutter up the  blocks so mostly followed the lines in the fabric. 



It's hard to see in the photographs on that dark fabric.

In the border I quilted a zebra skin design.


Barbara said she had been working a long time on this Piece of Cake design. 

I love all the plaids she used in the applique.

Today I went to Salina for the auction of the estate of a quilt shop owner, Shirley Wolf who owned the Quilting Bee.  She was quite a collector of many things: fabric, quilts, linens, patterns as well as matchbook covers, advertising art and 19th century restaurant china.  I spoke with a woman who used to work at the shop and she told me that Shirley had them cut three yards from new bolts of fabric for her own personal stash.  There was a LOT of


It was sold in stacks about 1 1/2 tall and they mostly sold for $50-60.  A bargain, with fabric selling for $12-13 a yard these days.  I didn't buy anything, amazingly enough.  I can't find the time to use the fabric I do have but there were a lot of other people beefing up their stash! 

I think it is appropriate that my quilt appears during the week of my birthday in the AQS Quilting Arts Calendar. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In need of sunflowers

Barb is redoing her sewing room with a sunflower theme so brought me five small sunflower quilts to quilt.  She will definitely have the best dressed sewing room around!


When she brought me the quilts, the pieces had started to fall off two of them - probably from sitting in her car and getting hot.  She took those back to re-iron the pieces back on.  It was hard to get them to stick so I told her to use Elmer's School Gluestick to keep them on long enough for me to quilt down.  I don't think we lost any little pieces!

The fun challenge of quilting fused applique is stitching around all the little pieces.

This has been an unusually cool and damp summer in Wichita this year with lots of rain.  Sedgwick had it's share of flooding and I have had a damp basement to deal with. 

This was taken before the water rose high enough that the road had to be closed.  Usually the water level is far below the bridge, far enough that you can't see it very well as you cross.

This is taken from the other side of the bridge - you can just see the top of a fence in that field. Welcome to Sedgwick!  Bring your boat.