Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bear Creek Quilt Show

The Bear Creek Quilt Show was great!

It is fun seeing so many beautiful quilts and knowing the quilters is a bonus.

Here are some pics of my friends quilts

 The two above are a whimsical applique Lema did.  The quilt is great, my pictures are a bit cockeyed because I was rushing the photos to get out of the way of others there to view the quilt.

 Dana won ribbons for her Judy Niemeyer Glacier Star (above) and her Jacqueline De Jonge Suprisingly Red pattern below.
 This is Judy's design.
 Lucy's machine applique.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Well I have changed plans. With the gracious concurrence of the ladies running our quilt show I am going to substitute a different quilt for the California Rail.

I was quilting along and got to the bottom and realized that I had excess fabric and the quilting has distorted the shape of the quilt. I just quilted the black sashing, SID on the edges of the border, did the C curls on the borders and feathers on the left side. I expect that once I quilt the inner colored sections it won’t be pulling as much, but I don’t want to rush this to finish it for the quilt show. I may have to unsew some sections and this quilt will definitely need blocking, so I went to plan B.

Plan B is a scrappy split nine patch that I made in 2005 – 2006. It is the quilt I use on my bed and it has never been in a show. I will get a good photo of it at the quilt show and post it next weekend.

I will have 3 quilts in our show, the nine patch which since I made it while living in Bartlett TN I am calling Bartlett Split Nine Patch, Night Garden, and the Turtle.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

California Rail and Science Project

I am working on the California Rail quilt this weekend.  It has to be ready by Thursday morning for the quilt show.  Fortunately, I have Monday off work.

I traveled 3 weeks in January and that is not helping my time management to finish this quilt.

One weekend my Grandson, Brandon, needed to work on making a crab for a science report.  We had a lot of fun working on it and him learning to use the sewing machine and doing some hand sewing.  He had called me when I was in Minneapolis and said, “I need your help with a science project”.  I was slightly dismayed because it’s been years since I had done anything science related but then he said, “I have to make a report on an animal, and I have to be creative – so I am going to make a crab and he is going to be holding the report in his claws and I need you to help me sew him”.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Night Garden Completed

I am happy to have this done. This picture was taken when I had a little of the binding to finish.  That is why it looks odd in the lower right.