When you watch the Olympics or see ads on TV, keep your eye out for all of the patchwork designs incorporated into the logos and advertising. Yes, even TEAM USA is dressed in patchwork. Quilting is widely popular in Russia. Here are a few of the logos being used. Notice the fantastic colors and patterns included by the designers.
Now isn’t that just too cool! Quilting up in space and quilting at the Olympics!!!
To own a recliner
10. Always comfy!
9. Room for me and my sewing!
8. Nice big armrest to support embroidery hoops.
7. Perfect place to stitch binding!
6. Place to kick up my feet.
5. Scissors and pin cushion fit on the extra wide armrest.
4. Mine has a drink holder.
3. Lots of room for chocolate.
2. Really easy on my “quilter” back.
1. Perfect place and size for my very large fur baby, Champ
Well, getting ready for a great guild retreat next Monday thru Thursday – can’t wait. I will be teaching a quick free half-day class on this super easy way to do a landscape quilt. Being so close to the Gulf of Mexico I thought it would be fun to do a beach scene, and, I had to add one of the Lorelei beach ladies to my scene. My studio bathroom is decorated with them so guess where my little quilt will eventually end up. The quilt needs to be quilted yet, and, of course bound, but it’s moving right along.
Well, if the above picture is titled “Sexy Lady at the Beach” it stands to reason that this one should be called “Sexy Paula With Her Quilt! It is so much fun to deliver a quilt and see the big smile!!! Good job Paula!
Off to the Coastal Prairie Guild meeting tonight to learn all about broderie Perse…should be interesting. Always fun to see so many quilters in one space having a great time.
Until later..BE HAPPY
Well, I really had a great time yesterday playing with my first landscape quilt. I’ve been wrestling with something to do for a fabric challenge and hated my first project, sew…here is the beginning of my second try. I have been collecting landscape fabrics for quite some time so now have a big pile to fold and put away again. The roof of the old house is the challenge fabric. Lots to do yet, it is only glued together so far. Trees need foliage (thinking Angelina or snippets), thread painting, quilting, and embellishment. It has turned out to be a fun project!
I love red and white quilts. This one belongs to Paula and I just quilted a lovely edge to edge design onto it. It was a pleasure to quilt, nice and crisp and square!
Hope to get more accomplished on my landscape later today, although I have “the worlds biggest quilt (at least that’s what it feels like) on my table and quilting it. Sure glad it wasn’t an inch bigger. Actually it is a bedspread with extra fabric and is about 120” across and five yards – yes 5 – long….sigh! Pictures later.
I received my mug rugs and have so enjoyed looking at them. I used the owl rug under my morning coffee this morning…what fun. They were made by my new friend, Elaine Rowe or Colorado. She not only does wonderful quilt projects but she is a papercrafter as well. I received a set of hand-made note cards complete with the cutest picture of various styles of high heels…can’t wait to use them! Thanks so much to Elaine.
This really pretty 1600’s quilt belongs to Carol K. who is making it for a wedding present. I quilted it with an Ann Bright pattern with the word Love scrolled all over the quilt with different fonts…great for a casual wedding quilt to drape over the sofa. The quilt was long enough that we quilted the entire thing and Carol plans on making throw pillows to match.
Having a great time today experimenting with a landscape quilt. I need a quick quilt to send up to Kansas for a fabric challenge…this is turning out nicely. Will post a pic as soon as it is more together. Fun though. Never done one of these before!
Meanwhile…BE HAPPY! Karen
This is a really happy and bright quilt, designed and made by Keeley. She really should go into pattern making!
This second, soft and cuddley rose quilt was also made by Keeley. Such a different feel and style to both quilts. I love them both!
Sure glad I had these to quilt on the day my daughter turned 40…and she thinks she feels old! We did, however, enjoy a fantastic steak birthday dinner with most of the family at the Texas Road House..great peanuts too!
Another discovery that really looks great – a new, to me anyway, way to fuse without adding the fusible paper to your project. Check out this tutorial: http://andsewitgoes.blogspot.com.au/2006/04/my-fusing-method.html
I’m heading to Michaels to find some Liquid Thread today! Worth a try! BE HAPPY! Karen
I have been working on customer quilts and have a few pictures to show. The first “pile” of yellow is left over strips of fleece that I braided into pull toys for dogs. I will give them to family dogs and take the rest to the shelter. They were just the selvage edges that I cut off before finishing the edges of the blankets for a dance team. The second picture is a delightful wall hanging, meant to hang on a high wall in a stairwell. Joyce did a great job of designing this. The last is a quilt made by Mary. It has the cutest embroidered blocks. Back to work for today. I have a king size quilt on the long arm, 102″ x 96″
This quilt top came from a workshop with Ebony Love and the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild of Missouri City, Texas. We had the opportunity to work with Ebony and cut out Drunkard’s Path quilt blocks on an Accuquilt Studio machine supplied by Quilters Cottage in Richmond, Tx. It was a lot of fun and I was determined not to let all of the pieces sit in their little zip lock bags as usual. Sew….here is my version of a happy quilt made entirely with Drunkard’s Path blocks. The curved piecing went smoothly and it was great fun arranging, and re-arranging the blocks on my design wall. This will eventually be quilted and become a new table covering for my kitchen table. Bright colors remind me of Spring and Summer approaching.
Isn’t this just the cutest Easter Egg. Haven’t seen any instructions for it but I sure would love to see how it’s made. Looks like the fold and pin method used for Christmas ornaments – I need to learn how to do that as well! Another bucket list item, But…I sure do love it.
I love log cabin quilts and think this one is spectacular. It is a FREE download project of Maria Umhey’s “Stripes & Stars”. The Quilter Magazine is one of my favorites, take a look. Here is the url for dowloading the free pattern. http://www.thequiltermag.com/onlineproject/index.shtml Wouldn’t this be great in patriotic colors for a very special military person!!!
The last picture is one of my quilt that I won hanging on my wall. Not a good picture since the entry in not large and very difficult to get a picture. What I was aiming for was to show you how perfectly level this quilt is hanging with the Hang-It Dang-It system. Can’t get over how great that was!
Off to Quilting Bee…
This is the neatest, easiest way to hang a quilt I’ve ever seen. Too bad I’ve had it in my house for close to two years and never used it. I wanted to hang my surprise win quilt in my entry way and, of course, had no one to help. This took about two minutes. I found a stud and put a nail in the wall. YES, one nail. The small rod fits into the pocket and a small magnetic clamp with a nail hole in it clamps, by it’s magnet, thru the quilt and onto the rod. Just centered it on the rod. One Nail…it is perfectly level and fantastic! I highly recommend these things and they are guaranteed for life and they come in various sizes. www.hangitdangit.com Again, WOW. This is one happy customer!
Meanwhile I sure hope everyone had a great and safe day. I’m still adjusting to the time change. Did you know that there are 8% more accidents and 10% more heart attacks on the day after a time change? Maybe we need to rethink the need.
Cleaned my studio today. Way too many UFO’s! Oh well…the life of a quilter!