Friday, August 28, 2015

Ta Done

I finished this quilt earlier this week...

I outlined the flowers in the center and quilted pebbles in between them...  Yes, that was a lot of pebbles!

I really like the texture it gave...

And for the borders...  Ribbon candy and feathers!


Little itty bitty feathers...

I'm happy with how this turned out!!! 

Oh...   and last night I was the guest speaker at the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild...

I think it went well...  they asked me to come back in the spring to teach a class!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Swirl Ribbon Candy

I was asked about the Swirl Ribbon Candy in my previous post.   I did a video a few years ago showing how I did it, so I thought I share it again....

On the Machine

This what I'm working on.....  having lots of fun!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I haven't posted a Design Wall Monday in many, many moons!!!  So today I thought I would show you what I've been up to.

I've been working on these Castle Wall blocks...

They are all hand pieced!!!

Call me crazy...  but I really enjoy hand piecing!  I bought the perfect templates for the Castle Wall from Mickey Depre.  She has instructions on how to assemble the blocks and a gallery page that show cases her customer's and student;s blocks!!!  Check it out!

It's a great project to work on while watching tv...

If you want to see what others have on there wall you can head over to Judy's....

Sunday, August 9, 2015

On the Machine

I love Kaffe fabrics....  so does my customers!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ribbons at the Fair

Yesterday we went to our local county fair.  Really enjoy seeing all the kids with their animals.  The hubster likes to quiz the kids about what's special about the animals they raised.  It's really quite fun!

After talking to a few kids about their pigs we decided it was time to check out the quilts...  I was delighted to see that my customer, Sharon Peterson, received a blue ribbon on both the quilts I quilted for her.

Sorry that the pictures aren't great...  You can see more pix of this quilt here.

Her Cattails quilt also had a blue ribbon on it...

Then I noticed my quilt, Just Plain Crazy, at a ribbon on it.  Award of Merit!  Not sure what that means but it's a big fancy ribbon!!!

I had also entered my Bubbles quilt...  we had walked all around the quilts hanging and I didn't see it anywhere.  I was starting to get a little worried that my quilt was missing....  Then I notice a glass cabinet...  Yay!  My quilt was in the cabinet.  I don't really understand while they fold the small quilts and put them in a cabinet where people can't see them...  but I guess it's ok since my Bubbles had a few ribbons on it!  One blue ribbon, Best in Category, and a big fancy Second Place (I believe that's for all the quilts entered, but not sure)