Thursday, April 29, 2010

Customer's Quilts

Here are some customer's quilts that I finished this week. Both of them belong to Pat. The top one is pretty big, 89 x 113. She wanted it to look like Christmas so I quilted Holly leaves wherever possible.

I really like the fun flowers in the border of this one.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Finishes for This Week

I am really trying to keep up with the UFO Challenge. This Carolina Lily is one of my quilts. I started it in a class by Deb Tucker in April 2006. I finished piecing the top in March 2007 in Ocean City at the Bayside Retreat. Finally, 4 years after starting, it is quilted. Hopefully it won't take too long to get it bound.

Below are some customer's quilts I finished this week.

This is another "Field of Flowers" that we made at 7 Sisters.
Chris's quilt

Kristin's quilt

Friday, April 23, 2010

Trunk Show at Baltimore Album Bee

Yesterday my Baltimore Album Bee met. No wonder I haven't gotten much quilting done lately. You need to be home to quilt. I plan on staying home and quilting today.

Anyway, at Baltimore Bee we had a special guest yesterday, Nancy Wyman from Olde Kent Quilters in Chestertown. Some of our members saw 2 of her quilts at the Olde Kent show in October. One of her quilts there was the one above. I think the pattern is "Little Brown Bird."  The other quilt she had at that show was the one behind her in these pictures. It is a Kaffe Fassett pattern using his fabrics. Both of these quilts are show stoppers. One of our members, Joan, was instrumental in getting Nancy to come and give us a trunk show of her work. Wow! What a presentation! Everyone present was in total awe of her workmanship. All of her applique' is needle turned and done by hand. She also hand quilts all of her quilts. When does she sleep?

Check out the detail. Her work is exquisite.

This is my size applique'. I love it. I think I have to get this pattern.

One more very important thing happened yesterday. My baby became a teenager.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monoprinting with the Art Bee

Yesterday the Art Bee of the Bayside Quilters met at Phyllis' house. She taught us how to do monoprinting. Phyllis had everything set up in her garage.

Phyllis was a great hostess. The rest of us played while she washed up after us.

Margaret looks like she is having fun.

Sylvia is pressing her fabric down for the print.

Barbara is mixing her paints around on her plate.

Sandy had a lot of fun finger painting.

Here's me. I did all of mine with just 2 colors so maybe they will look good in a wall hanging. Let's see how long it takes me to get that together.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jacket Class

On Thursday I took a class through our guild with Barbara Tinsman. It was her "Slip Slidin' Jacket" class. It is a jacket made with a sweatshirt for the base. Unfortunately I had a very busy week and only had time to spend a half day at the class. I can't wait to get it finished.

 This is my fabric and supplies before the class.

This is all that I got done at the class.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easton Quilt Presented

Yesterday was the big day for the presentation of the 300 Year Anniversary Quilt of Easton Maryland. The committee had their first meeting in October. By December all of the blocks were complete and were ready to place on the center of the quilt. I had the pleasure of doing the longarm machine quilting. The first venue for the year of celebration is the parade on April 24th. To see more pictures of the quilt click on photos to the left.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back to Quilting

Easter break is over, my daughter is back to school, and I am back to quilting. This quilt was made by Quilters By The Sea for a raffle.

This is Barbara's quilt.

My daughter's first lacrosse game was Saturday. She had 4 goals and several assists. She was easy to spot with her orange shoelaces.

How old should your children be when you stop fixing their Easter baskets? Son #1 just turned 25. He complained that his basket is starting to fall apart. I said, " It is 24 years old." Son #2 did not get home for Easter.  My daughter is excited when either of her brothers get home.