This is a baby quilt for a good friend’s baby, Evie. Simple and sweet. Can’t wait to meet miss Evie!
It’s been a little while since I finished this quilt, but I had a hard time finding a place to take a picture of this full size quilt! So, in the backyard it was! I started this in Jacquie Gering‘s stitch and flip triangle class when she visited the KCMQG over a year ago. I had so much fun with the technique and it’s no secret that I love Jacquie! She is a great teacher and an amazing person. I sure do miss having her in KC! I have to give a shout out to my mom who did a fabulous job quilting this quilt! It’s one of my favorites!
The post wouldn’t be complete without a dog picture!
I have recently discovered a love for English Paper Piecing hexagons. I picked up a free pack of 2 1/2 inch squares of Comma fabric from Moda’s Bakeshop booth at QuiltCon and immediately knew they’d be perfect for hexies. I read some tutorials online about making hexies and off I went. I loved this process and see many more hexie projects in my future!
I tried some hand quilting on the hexagons and machine quilted the borders. I enjoyed the process of hand quilting, but mine needs some perfecting. I couldn’t have done it without this tutorial from Stitched in Color.
I entered two quilts to the show and they were both accepted! I had one in the Modern Traditionalism category and one in the Dear Stella Fabric Challenge category. This was the first show I entered quilts in and my Dear Stella quilt placed 3rd! Yay!
That’s my Dear Stella quilt “A Modern Day Mystery”. Look at that matching ribbon!
That’s my mom and I with my “Project Habitat” quilt.
It was surreal having people talk about and photograph my quilts!
There’s mom with her quilt in the show!
The middle quilt is Mary’s!
And there’s Trisch’s quilt! What a talented group of friends!
There were so many awesome quilts in the show. Many of them I had seen online, but they were even better in person! Here’s a small taste of the rest of the show.
That’s fellow KCMQG’s Jennifer Dick‘s quilt.
The award winning quilt on the left belongs to Sherri Lynn Wood.
This is Katie Pedersen’s quilt that I’ve admired online many times!
Love the new take on clamshells! Sorry, I didn’t get the name of this quilt’s maker.
LOVE this group quilt!
This gorgeous quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe won best in show. Well deserved! The picture doesn’t do it justice!
Here’s a link to all the winners.
The February KCMQG meeting was the reveal for our Madrona Road designed by Violet Craft challenge quilts. Michael Miller generously supplied the guild with fabric and we were each given a fat eighth bundle. We could add more Madrona Road fabric or solid fabric. We had to choose a traditional quilt block and make it modern. The traditional block had to be included somewhere on the quilt. I chose the churn dash. I should add we have over a foot of snow here, so here is my quilt in the snow!
I made the label and framed it with leftover selvages and lovingly named it “Donkey Dash.”
Here’s Cali helping me take pictures in the snow!
Now that it’s after Christmas, I can show you the quilt I made for my mother-in-law. I made it using a technique that Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company showed us at a guild meeting a few months ago. It was very quick and easy.
All the fabric is from my mom’s stash! I quilted it on her long arm when we were there for Thanksgiving using a pattern from Angela Walter’s book. I love the way it turned out and she did too!
When we were in Arkansas for Thanksgiving, I also whipped up this little project. I quilted it on my machine when I got home. I’m not really sure what it is, though. The project started as a potholder, but was then too big for that purpose. So, it’s going to sit on my kitchen table and look pretty!
I made these lovely stockings last year from Shea Henderson’s pattern. She happens to be the president of the KCMQG and an awesome lady! The pattern is easy to follow and produces beautiful results! I used dupioni silk that I scored on sale at JoAnn and quilted some accents with pearl cotton thread. The silk was a pain to work with but looks great now that I’m done. Well, I guess I’m not completely done. I’ve got two more of a different pattern about half way done. The dogs may have to wait another year…
I saved the best for last. A few of us girls went to Arkansas last weekend and I spotted this beauty in my mom’s sewing room.
After LOTS of begging and pleading, my mom agreed to let it come home with me! I love these darling little birds decorating the tree!
Sorry I’ve been missing from the blog world for a while. It’s been busy! We were in Arkansas the weekend after Thanksgiving and I quilted two quilts on my mom’s longarm! One I submitted to Quiltcon for the Dear Stella challenge. I really was cutting it close on getting it submitted by the deadline. It was a mystery quilt designed by Heather Spence. A few of my friends and I did it and the proceeds went to a great cause. We were supposed to do a clue a week for six weeks, but I ordered my fabric late. Needless to say, it wasn’t so much of a mystery by the time I got started! I decided to forgo the borders on mine. I love the way it turned out!
I love the way the fabric in the center makes a pinwheel effect! Fingers crossed that it gets accepted!