Monday, September 16, 2019

Small Landscape finished

This quilt was also at the quilt show.  A non-judged exhibit where members show projects they made from guild workshops the previous year.

This was from Ann Loveless' workshop in January.  I like it.  I never finished my poppies quilt from her other workshop.  I am not happy with it.  It is sitting in a drawer having a bit of a time out

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bethane Nemesh's class The Devil is in the Details.

I have been a fan of her work since I first saw it a few years ago.  She spoke at our guild Thursday night and it was an excellent lecture.

Today I had the pleasure of taking a class.  Someday I would like to take another class from her.  She is a great teacher.

Some of her quilts hanging in the classroom:

some of her samples:

she supplied us with small quilted samples to try techniques. Below is some of my work.  It was so much fun.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Good Fortune Bonnie Hunter Mystery Finished.

This was the other quilt I finished for the quilt show.  I helps me to have a deadline otherwise my projects languish.

Caveat, I love doing Bonnie's mysteries but I start rushing in my piecing and points aren't perfect much of the time.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Play Modern from a workshop with Gyleen Fitzgerald

Recently I had two quilts in the Plano Guild Show. They were not of a quality to be competitive but I wanted to participate and use the opportunity to finish a couple quilts. Of course the Judges gave some compliments and critiques. I was explaining how judging works to my granddaughter France. She gave me a double edged compliment saying, " I don't care what they say - in our house it's a masterpiece!"

One of the judge's critiques was that it wasn't quilted modern - valid-I had entered it under modern.  I did wavy lines, moving into leaves and then flowers in the big cubes.  I debated straight line quilting in the background which I think I would have preferred but once I started quilting wavy I stayed with that rather than rip out.  I have no issue with the judges comments.  It is simply information to file away if I wish to be more competative.

Here is a closer view of the quilting.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Two Workshops With Ann Loveless

Ann Loveless  spoke at Plano guild on Thursday night.  She is an entertaining speaker and a lovely lady.  I attend two workshops with her.  We learned techniques and it was especially gratifying that we were able to mostly finish both projects in class.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lots Of Fun Sewing With Friends - Good Fortune

This mystery season I sewed on 5 Saturdays with old and new friends working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery.  I want to sew this way next year.  It was lots of fun and I kept up my momentum better than when I sew by myself.  We sewed at a day retreat center in Dallas (Best Little Retreat Center) and plan to do it again next year.

For info on the mystery and to see others' progress click here