Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Up...The Quilt Walk Festival Classes are up.

I talked to Suzanne tonight and the classes are posted.  Registration won't be open until Friday, February 1st,  so when you see the message at the top of the page that says registration is closed it really means it is not open yet.  The link is right there on the right hand side of the blog, or here, go to the quilting classes on the top of the page to see the classes with samples of the quilts.  I love to look but hate to have to narrow it down to only the few classes I can take.
Picture here is from a class Nanette of Freda's Hive taught a couple of years ago at the festival.

For those of you that are new to the Quilt Walk here is the video our travel council made about it.  If you don't know the Quilt Walk Festival is big stuff in our little town.   Quilt Walk Story

Monday, January 28, 2013

My across the street neighbor, Louise, makes so many beautiful quilts

She usually gives them away.  This one she made just for her.  She brought it over to show me as soon as she got it back from the quilter.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

We had a mystery quilter at guild

Her history was read and we had to guess who it was.  Here are a few of her first quilts. 
This one is really in browns , not sure why it looks green.  
 This blue and white quilt she said she took an all night class and they said she could finish the quilt during that class.  She was there all night but said no way did she finish the quilt.

Monday, January 21, 2013

More from guild

One of the ladies got up to show her quilt and said she had been working on it for ten years.  I have some of those but they are not nearly as impressive as this one.

A block from the class Claudia is teaching at the winter retreat.  

Pat said she got the bug to quilt after her children and families left after Christmas and this is what she came up with.  Fabulous.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bryce country Quilters--It's a new year

We had our first meeting of the year and there were some great quilts.  Here is Claudia's Fractured Flowers with the quilting done.  She is teaching this class at the winter quilt retreat at Rubys next week.  
I think this is Crystal's and she mentioned that it was really out of her comfort zone as far as color but I think it is great.
The name of this one is Birds on a wire

this is Gwen's valentines quilt.
I am having computer errors I'm having to upload one place and blog another so will add a few more next time.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I have a new flimsy or at least the heart of one

I do plan to put on borders but haven't yet decided on them.  I bought extra fabric from this line. One jelly roll made this it is probably only going to lap quilt size.  The fabric is Bittersweet, by Banartex.  Wow! great fabric. I almost hated to cut it because it had such a nice feel to it.  Anyway I am afraid the fabric I bought is too busy so I am thinking solids.  If you have any suggestions let me know. I am thinking purple ( inner border) and gold (outside border) solids, too much? Also sorry for the sun in the window.  This was the first picture with my new Christmas "I pad."

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Jelly Rolls are my new weakness--I am afraid I may have

to give them up.  Green Fairy Quilts has been having such an awesome sale I had to limit myself.  I put quite a few in my cart but had to cut it down to two.  They arrived yesterday and are really awesome looking in real life.  Here are the 2 I decided on.

Odds and ends by Moda and 
Paris Flea Market.

Then when I really shouldn't have I checked out the Missouri Star Quilt Company's Deal of the Day and saw this.  It was such a good deal how could I pass it up?

I don't have any big plans for them yet but I love having them. I take it back it is not just jelly rolls but all fabric.   I have a few in the stash but used the benartex one I got last fall for a hexagon quilt that is turning out even better than I expected.  I can't wait to show it to you.  As soon as I get my computer back.