Friday, May 13, 2011

Between Friends Jr.–Comfort Quilt

Another comfort quilt is complete.  I really love how this one came out.  It looks so much richer in person; the border looks like leather.  I just need to get it washed and then sent onto its new home.  This is the first one completed from the four quilts that I was able to cut out of one box of batiks. 


The backing is very out of the box for me.  I’m not a scrappy back person but I was persuaded to buy a bunch of batik fat quarters during our Fat Quarter Frenzy sale at work so that I could make some inexpensive backs to go on my comfort quilts.  I hated it at first; but it’s starting to grow on me.  I won’t be as intimidated when I piece the next one.


The wind was picking up so it was impossible to get a decent shot!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2 Weeks Ago

My best friend lost her battle with cancer.  Yesterday Mike and I took a Fire Hydrant to vet.  It can be there in her honor for all dogs to love. 


I miss her more and more every day. 

Holly Berry

11-5-1999 – 04-26-2011

It was storming when we were on our way home from the vet on the 26th, but a friend of ours unknowingly took a picture of a rainbow.  I’m confident she was running across it.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

It’s Done!

Woo hoo!  The binding on Hugh’s Urban Cabin Quilt is finished and it’s currently in the wash.  I’ll mail it out tomorrow.


Tomorrow I’ll finish piecing the backing for TH’s Comfort Quilt.  That’s the next one to be quilted on the frame.

It sure didn’t start out well…

I was beginning to believe this quilt just wasn’t meant to be quilted.  It had a horrible start and finally I decided I was going to rip out the two rows I had quilted and start over with an entirely different thread.  Only I forgot my needle was DOWN and ripped a hole in the quilt.  To make matters worse, I opened the fray check to dab onto the hole and since the top was clogged I brilliantly decided to cut a bit off and proceeded to have about a tablespoon of the crap dump onto the quilt.  Let’s just forget about that and be happy that it’s now quilted!!!


This quilt is a replacement for a quilt that went missing in shipping.  Regina sent a quilt to Moneik’s dad and it never made it.  We kept hoping it would show up but now that it hasn’t; it was time to get rolling on a replacement.  Hopefully I can get it bound between today and tomorrow and get it shipped off.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Popsicle Sticks QOV

A few weeks ago I started a QOV quilt for my friend Ruth's brother Adam. I finished the block assembly this morning and was able to put the top together before leaving for work. Now it will go into the "needs a back & to be quilted" pile.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

These little buggers are addictive!!

I now have a gaggle!!


Here’s my stack of awesome hand dyes from Dye Candy that I’m working from:


Mini Paper Piecing

I bought some gorgeous Fat 16th’s from Dye Candy while at the quilt show this past weekend.  I decided I wanted to make some teeny tiny paper pieced squares.  Not sure quite yet what I want to do with them but they sure are fun!  Each one is 1-1-1/2” Finished.



Monday, May 2, 2011

May Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Blocks

Queen Charlotte’s Crown


Orange Peel – Quick Turn Machine Applique


Orange Peel – Raw Edge Machine Applique


Birds in the Air


Contrary Husband


Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 Crazy Quilters Quilt Show

I just got home from the Crazy Quilters Quilt Show.  It’s my very favorite show.  I entered 3 quilts.

Berry BurstIMG_1224

Here’s what the judges had to say:

-Graphic presentation with great movement.

-Curved quilting complimented geometric piecing.

-Generally good piecing technique.

- Flange is well handled.

-Corners should be 90 degrees.  (This has me scratching my head)

- Minor tension problems noted on top. (This has me scratching my head too)

Quadruple Block PlanIMG_1221

Here’s what the judges had to say:

- “I sure do like this quilt”

- Good Corners

- Love the texture and consistency of black

- Good workmanship

Just a 1/4 InsaneIMG_1220

I seriously LOVE how the ribbon is almost larger than the piece! 

Here’s what the judges had to say:

Like the quilting in keeping with asymmetrical design.

My friend Diane took home two ribbons as well.

1st place

photo 3

3rd place.  I’m pretty sure her 3rd place win was in the same category as my Quadruple Block Plan Honorable mention.  =)

photo 4

And, it was fun to see a quilt in the show that Diane wrote the pattern for.


I didn’t take many pictures because well…I forgot my memory card.  Luckily Mike came to see my quilts hanging and brought it with him. 

2011 Mukwonago Quilt Show