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Piecing quilts

Love those Quilts of Valor Quilts

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Love those Quilts of Valor Quilts

A couple of beautiful Quilts of Valor made by Joyce.  The first is one for her hubby.  She has embroidered all of the locations her husband served while in the military.  What a keepsake!

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Joyce’s hubby’s QOV

This second Quilt of Valor is another for one of Joyce’s family members.  What a fabulous quilt, to be given with love and thankfulness!

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Another QOV for Joyce’s family member. So beautiful.

Happy Quilting….Karen

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TALENT, TALENT, TALENT…GREAT QUILTS

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TALENT, TALENT, TALENT…GREAT QUILTS

When you wander down each aisle of a quilt show it brings to the top the amount of talent that goes into making each and every quilt.  Matching points, picking colors, strong stitches, pattern flow….so many things to see.  I had to walk the quilt exhibit a couple of times (would have walked more if time was there), in order to begin to see the beauty!  Here’s some more from Tri-County.

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Happy Quilting…Karen

Exciting Quilt Show

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Exciting Quilt Show
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BEST OF SHOW

The Tri-County guild, located in Cypress, Tx. had a fantastic show a few days ago.  I hope some of you made it, but just in case, here are a few pictures of their quilts.  They hung approximately 265 quilts and had walls and halls full of great vendors!  Sorry I didn’t take pics of the signs telling whose quilt it was and its story…I’ll try to do better next time.  Meanwhile the next few posts will be honoring their quilts and quilters.  Enjoy!

 

Happy Quilting…Karen

Off The Table Today

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Off The Table Today

This is a gift for a retiring lady.  What a gift to receive!  The fabric choices were great and centered on shades of coral and blue.  The back matched the border fabric and was just so happy.  I embroidered and attached a label in remembrance of the retirement.  It included the ladies name, the date of retirement, the name of the pattern, the piecer and quilter’s names….great idea!  Barbara did a wonderful job on the quilt and I heard that everyone is excited to give it to her.

Look closely at the blue backing to a Quilts of Valor quilt I finished recently.  First time to use the quilting design…I really like it on the QOV.  I believe that it was designed by Nancy Haacke from Canada.

Enjoy…happy quilting.  Karen

STATE OF THE STUDIO

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STATE OF THE STUDIO

Well, this seems a very appropriate day to check on the “State of The Studio”.  I make a really big mess when I am working on a project (kind of like not doing dishes as you are cooking).  That being said, I can’t stand to start a new project, no matter how large or small, when my studio is a mess.  The studio is almost the entire upstairs of my home, and yes, it does overflow downstairs.  The main “game room” holds my longarm, my design walls, my book shelves and longarm thread cabinets along with many other things as well.  Walls are covered with patterns I have printed out, ribbons, notes to myself etc.  Here are some pics of the “main” room.  We will check out the “cutting” room with the another post and then the embroidery/serger/stash room later.  Yes, there are two more bedrooms upstairs and there is barely room for the beds!  Closets are “quilt” full!

Happy Quilting…Karen

 

 

Quilting Survives The Holidays

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Quilting Survives The Holidays

Or, maybe I should say, “the quilter survived the holidays” and is back to a more normal workday.  The latest quilt off the table belongs to Roberta A.  She is a big fan of K. Fassett patterns and fabrics.  I really love these fabrics she used in this great quilt!

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I did throw in a Quilts of Valor quilt.  It turned out really well with a rather heavy patriotic design by Nancy Haacke.  I used royal blue Glide thread on the top with a matching bottom line on the bottom.  I love working with the red/white/blue color scheme!

It is the 7th day of the 365 Challenge for one block per day.  Actually, since this challenge originated in Australia, it is the eight day of the challenge.  So far so good, maybe not one per day but I am caught up with the blocks so far.  I was concerned about the color values but a black/white picture of the finished quilt shows that the border we are working on is very dark and the value comes into effect when put next to the light colored blocks.  The blocks, although 3″ square, are really simple!  Go to http://www.365challenge.com.au if you are interested in joining the fun.  She also has a facebook page.  Here are the simple blocks we’ve constructed up until now.  You can see what I mean by the values.  I choose browns and DSC_0004 (1)creams since my stash is overflowing there.  We shall see…..

Happy Quilting….Karen