Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yes since the contest the end of January, that a LQS had for the most unquilted tops---I didn't win, I have quilted 2 of my quilts. The black and white is from a BOM back in 2005. We were to pick a color and then use 4 hues of that color. My mom had just finished making a black and white quilt from a retreat and suggested I try those colors. It is quilted with a verigated red and black thread.
The Flower Trellis is from one of the ladies in my sewing group. She saw a quilt a few years back and when she got home she wrote up her own directions. So when I started with the sewing group some of them were just getting started on theirs --- so I had some 8-inch fabric squares from a swap from about 2 years ago that I used some of them and added some from fabric I had. The white is from fabric that I had asked for on my Christmas list in 2007. The only thing I bought for it was the border and thread to use on the top.
I have 2 more lined up to quilt in the next few weeks. I load the quilt on the LA and then have to wait a day to get my nerve up to start quilting. The flower Trellis was the 1st quilt that had no problems in the quilting.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Yes I am still around. Quilting was put on hold as one of the LQS had a contest for un-quilted tops---I took in 19 but didn't win as the top three winners had 30, 29 and 28. They took photos of our tops and ooohed and aaahed over them, they also asked about the patterns. Then about a week later we got copies of our quilt tops and I got a 20% off coupon to use in their store. I did finish up 2 more tops before the contest---one was a king size log cabin that my mom bought a kit back in 1982 from Woman's Day magazine----like I needed them as I had 4 that weren't large enough as they had a minimum size requirement. I also made the Gkids Valentine pillow cases. So I have stayed busy. Now I want to start getting some of them quilted.