Tuesday, October 20, 2009
My Mini Quilt Show
The Ramona Quilt show was this past week-end and it was another success. Lots of people, wonderful comments and a fun time for the family. I have had a vendor booth at the show for the past three years. I am selling my quilting in this booth. I have some of my quilts hanging in the booth so people can see my work. But I have some quilts out on the show floor and I wanted to share those quilts with you.
Leslie made a wonderful redwork Little Red Riding Hood quilt. I used the digitied pattern Whimsical Roses on it. Leslie selected the pattern because she thought that it looked like a Mary Engelbreit design.
This one is a magnolia print in the cream colorway done by Brenda. Brenda was the Mistress of Ceremonies at the quilt show. Witty and fun-loving, she is a natural for that spot.
This is the Chicken Dance by Kathy K. She entered this fun quilt in the Name That Tune Challenge at Friendship Quilters of San Diego quilt guild. Some of the characters on this quilt remind me of real people.
Then we see Marion's first quilt. Yes, her very first quilt. She must have paid attention in class or she's a natural. The quilt was flat and square and a dream to quilt. Great shades of purple made this quilt so beautiful. I used double-line ruler work in the center star segments. The outer star segments were done in fern feathers freehand. The triangle were also freehand. The blank blocks got some digitized patterns. She loved the quilting. Marion's family was in town from Ohio and she brought them all over to see her first quilt. Great job, Marian.
This king-size green and periwinkle quilt was a dream to quilt. It is covered in roses. I did not a rose that I liked for the alternating blocks or for the triangles. So I decided to try recording my own designs and they turned out great. I made roses for the triangles, the border and the center of the big star blocks. I like the idea that I could build a couple of lock stitches into the recorded designs.
And this one called Cowboy Stars was pieced by Debbie in all blues and browns. I used a combo of freehand and digitized designs also.
My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.
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