Tuesday kicked off this years annual Quilt Fest, with meet the teachers. I can't tell you how thrilling it was to meet Mary Lou Weidman. She has been an inspiration to me for years now. I love her use of color and whimsical style. And for the next to days I will get to learn from this amazing quilter. Can't tell you how excited I am!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I really love my Sew Bee Wonky group. I love the quilts I have made with their help. You can see them here, here and here. I always look forward to seeing what these creative ladies come up with. Not only for my quilts but for their's as well.
I got a little behind this summer with my bee blocks. So Cyndi has had to wait for her blocks. I feel so bad. She chose wonky trees. She created this great tutorial here. So this last week I repented and got busy on her blocks. Three little wonky trees are now on their way to Cyndi. Oh, I feel so much better.
Now I must patiently wait for October to see what Jennifer is going to have us make.
Monday, September 15, 2014
My friend and neighbor, Cheryl asked me to take part in this fun blog tour. Cheryl is an amazing quilter. She has published two books. If you have not visited her blog you should. She has some pretty great stuff their with lots of eye candy.
For my part of the tour I get to share a few answers to these questions.1. What am I working on? Well, a lot of things. The next scrap squad quilt is in process. You'll have to wait for pictures of that. Samples for classes this weekend. And in my spare time. HA! HA! That's funny. More like when I'm being naughty and put off what I should be working on for what I want to work on. That's when I pull out my Blue Bird Flour Sack quilt.
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre? I like to pull from the past and give things a modern twist. I love anything scrappy. I take the Pirate's of the Caribbean approach to quilting. In that the rules are more like guidelines. So a little wonkiness is perfectly acceptable.
33. Why do I write and create what I do? I love the creative process. Letting an idea evolve in my head. Trying new things and seeing how they work. Besides if I don't use all these scraps and bits of fabric they might just take over.
4. How does my creative process work? Most often it's because I can't put a lid on one of my scrap bins. When that happens I have to figure out a way to use up those precious little bits. Heaven forbid that they should fall on the floor, get lost or dirty, and remain homeless forever.
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Friday, September 12, 2014
I never met my Great Grandma Ida. She passed away the year before I was born. I have seen a lot of her handiwork and felt a connection to here. That maybe some of my love of this art came from her.
Linking up with Sarah to celebrate this finish.
I was thrilled when my grandma, her daughter gave me her quilt. I loved the pattern so much. I wanted to make my own. If you've visited before you have heard this story. I worked on this project now and then. Mostly it sat in a bin patiently waiting. Grandma would ask me about it when I would visit. I'd always have to tell her I was still working on it. Well her only living brother and sister passed away recently. That was a wake up call for me. I knew I had to finish it. Thank you to everyone who gave their two cents as I decided borders.
I put some of the piano keys that auditioned on the back. Quilted it with a meandering vine. And some day great grandma and I will sit and chat as we enjoy our love of quilting.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A little more eye candyWomen to Women quilt show.
It was hard to choose
Which ones to share with you.
Wish you all could have gone
Monday, September 8, 2014
Saturday I went to a lovely quilt show put on by Women to Women.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Do you remember this post I did about painting on fabric with crayons. Well, I got a lovely email the other day with these beautiful pics from what Janice did using this method.
Janice did a wonderful job teaching this method and a cool binding technique I want to try. I met new friends and was happy to see I knew a few of the members already. I'm kicking myself because I forgot my camera. This group has some very talented ladies.