Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Catch up... yes, its been too long!

It's been over a month since my last blog post (kinda sounds like going to confession, huh?). Although I haven't posted a lot has been going on.

I guess I'll start with the fantastic news that one of my clients won Best of Show -- a giant congratulation to her! Remember Claudia's Three of a Kind quilt (pictured to the left) that I quilted back in July - you can read here. Not only did she win Best of Show, but also made the front page of the newspaper - pretty cool!! And, the show awards two ribbons, so here's a peek at new pretties for my wall and a close up of Claudia's photo:

I worked on a quilt for Esta - she calls it her flying geese quilt:

Had some great family time -- and caught some amazing fish!!

And we went to the World Quilt Show - Florida Competition (Mancuso).  This year they moved from West Palm up to Orlando. It was a great day with my Journeys Thru Art group. I took some pics of my favorites - that will have to be another post. Here is a picture of me with Just the Two of Us - sorry about the awful lighting, goofy face, and strange sort of cell phone blur going on:

And then there was Ellen's Chinese Coin quilt... this quilt had some border issues. Not to worry, I fixed it - soon I'll share a slideshow of how I corrected the issues (I'll be sure to share it when it is available).

So here are the finished pics of Ellen's quilt:

Now I'll share the before and after pictures of the problem border.

And I've been busy preparing for two upcoming teaching events - updating class handouts, writing new ones, ordering supplies, and preparing kits.  This is the first time I'm teaching back-to-back and I think it's taking its toll... I am wiped out just in preparations! I would rather be teaching and sharing with all the students than the kits and paperwork part -- creativity is way better than paperwork!

Next week I'll be teaching at the East Coast Gammill/Statler Conference, and the following week I'll be teaching at the PSL Crazy Quilters Biennial Show.  You can follow my teaching events on the Workshops page of my website, or click here.  I can't wait to see & catch up with some of my quilty peeps and, of course, hope to meet a few new ones too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Silk Ties and a Baby

Between life's little crazies and finishing up my pelican project, I did manage to squeeze in two quilts for Mary.

First is a quilt make from silk ties, with silk background - which explains all the shimmer in the not-so-great photos:

The back was an upholstery fabric (more shimmer):

And then a super cute baby quilt:

And the back:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Joey's "HAPPY" quilt

Tonight I finished Joey's "Happy" quilt - I know, the lighting isn't the best, but it'll have to do. The pattern is Fresh Picked Posies by Piece O'Cake.

So here it is:

And some detail pics:

And a peek at the back:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A little catch-up

So it's been raining all weekend - and you all know about me and quilting in the rain.  Because of all the rain I haven't been able to work on the client quilt that is on the frame so I decided I would share some of the beautiful *hush* projects I had quilted for RJR.  Since they are now public I'm going to assume they are safe for sharing (all appropriate links will be included). See, when I say I can't share now but will, I really do mean it!

We'll start with these beauties - the Lotus pattern by Jinny Beyer in two colorways. I quilted both of these and they are spectacular! The link to the kits can be found below the photo.
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Here are a few pics while they were in my studio:

Then we have Cotton Candy done in beautiful handsprays (one of my favorite fabric lines):
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And some pics while it was in my studio:

And the awesome Diamonte quilt:
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This one was a beauty! Some pics:

And then the Fleurissant table runners in three colorways:
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And here are my pics - all three colorways - front and backs:

And then these beauties from Fall Market - The Barn Quilt:
photo credit: RJR Fabrics Instagram
And here it is in my studio:

And another awesome Jinny Beyer quilt from Fall Market - Catwalk:
photo credit: Jinny Beyer Studios facebook
And photos from my studio:

That's just some of them - there are still a few exclusives and catalog quilts that I am unable able to share, hopefully soon!

...and with that it has stopped raining and the sun is starting to show its face.  Off to catch up on quilting!