Saturday, October 31, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
I am a fan of finger pressing! It's only taken my 20 years to figure that out, but I am finding that if I finger press a seam before pressing it with an iron, then the block or seam doesn't get all distorted out of shape! Now why didn't I figure that out 50 quilts ago?? I don't know, but I'm glad I finally did. Also I realized that pressing and ironing are two different things. If I press, voila! Less block distortion :)
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
So I've spent the last couple of days making a LOT of these....
And these ....
So I can put together blocks that look like this....
I learned on The Quilt Show today that a "fabricologist" is "one who has perfected the art of stashing fabric"!
And that "One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by LOVE".
I love this baby! Isn't it sweet how she's clutching onto the quilt her grandma made her?? Maybe this will become her favorite "blankie" :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
It never ceases to amaze me that Annie, who is in her mid 80's, is still able to do such beautiful hand work. Here she is showing a back basting hand appliqué project she is working on. I hope I can continue to do hand work well into my 80's! She is an inspiration!
I definitely need to get back into my sewing room this week - it's been far too long. I'm not sure even where to start, but I doubt it takes too long to figure it out :)
Have a great day!
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
OK, this first picture isn't knitting but I had to show the cute crocheted pumpkin hat my daughter made for her daughter!
My daughter has several colleagues who are knitters and she has received some fabulous gifts! This baby afghan is made from Alpaca yarn bought in Peru. It's the softest afghan I've ever felt - and I love the colors!
This isn't knitted either but one of Megan's friends made these adorable little shoes!
A knitted hat, also from Alpaca.
And this amazing knitted dress is made with wool yarn! It's also very soft. You can't tell too well in the picture, but it's a beautiful lavender. I love the design. These women are obviously VERY talented! These gifts are much cherished and appreciated :)
I'm sort of tempted to take up knitting, but I should probably just try to get better at quilting....
Thursday, October 22, 2015
My Little Bits Miniature group always has great show and tell items!
Here is a wool piece finished by Leota. I love all of the embroidery stitching she did for embellishing. Beautiful work - and she is all ready for Thanksgiving!
She finished two monthly minis as well. She re-designed this Halloween one because she loves cats, so needed a cat sitting on the pumpkin.
Fall is definitely in the air! Have you carved your pumpkin yet??
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
First of all, check out this video of Ann Romney sharing tips on how to be a "Freakin' Awesome Grandma"! I need all the tips I can get!
Secondly I got my December wool block done! I've decided these are going to be a Christmas gift, so now I have a deadline :)
Happy Quilting or whatever you happen to be doing today!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Every day at the luncheon at Quilt Fest there were several new quilts on display. Some, like these first three by Cynthia England, were made by the speaker for that day. Others were from members of the Utah Quilt Guild. It was like having a new quilt show to look at each day at lunch!
Pieced and quilted by Marilyn Hausknecht
Carnival Lights by Verla Hasler
quilted by Carol Rawson
Patriotic Friendship by Kaye Evans
quilted by Pat
Happy Quilting! I need to get back to holding my granddaughter :)
Sunday, October 18, 2015
If you like miniature quilts you might want to go check out the Rogue Quilter's blog at:
I met her at Quilt Fest and she showed me this marvelous miniature quilt he had made. You might want to visit her blog for some miniature inspiration! (And other - she makes more than minis, wool etc.)
I'm feeling very inspired to make another miniature quilt myself! I just picked up Lisa Bongean's new book "Little Gatherings" from Hi Fashion on Friday - full of good ideas! Happy Quilting!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Yesterday my son sent an article entitled
"The Man Who Kept a Quilt for 70 Years"
It's a story about a British man whose family received a quilt from the United States in a care package in 1941. It's a very touching story about how much that act of kindness, and that quilt meant to them, and how his mother, and then he has treasured the quilt all these years.
We've all given away quilts and we just never know how they touch the lives of those who receive them. Read the story at the link above and keep on quilting!
Friday, October 16, 2015
The rest of the quilt show pictures from Quilt Fest:
The Long and the Short of It
made and quilted by Donna Moyer
The quilt depicts the quilter, who is not tall, taking a walk with her very tall husband!
made and quilted by Carmen Geddes
1st Place Machine Appliqué award
I love the colors and quilting on this one!
made and quilted by Shirley L. Olsen
1st Place Hand Applique
National Teacher's Choice Award
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This quilts is called Bended Knees and it was made by Pamela S. White and quilted by Carol Rawson. It is all hand appliquéd.
This cheerful quilt is called Hello Sunshine, by Dolores Montoya and quilted by Kaylene Parry. It won a Judge's Choice award at Quilt Fest.
made and quilted by Susan Madden
Star Spangled Majesty
made and quilted by Kathy Porter
What is it?
made and quilted by Kathy Porter
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I still have a few quilt pictures from the UQG's quilt show. Right now I'm more inspired to hold my granddaughter than quilt! My Dad, her great grandfather says she is his new ski buddy. I already have plans to teach her to quilt :)
Made and quilted by Chris Robinson
Paokalani African Tulips by Karin Crawford, quilted by Pat Gorelangton