Friday, August 31, 2012

Carpenter Star Quilts

Gail finished the quilting on her Carpenter Star Quilt that she made in my class at Cathy's Sew and Vac. This is a class that I repeated, original pattern by Kathie Holland of Inspired by Antique Quilts. Completely quilted by Gail using a walking foot and free motion quilting...
Gail's Carpenter Star Quilt

Close up of quilt back ~ Gail's border and leaf corner quilting designs
 Check out the great job she did with her binding as well
Gail's quilt back
 Here is a re-post of Kathy W's Star quilt made in the same class.
Kathy W's Carpenter Star quilt
 And this is a picture that Kathy sent to me of a quilt she made after the class on her own! Pieced, quilting and binding all done by Kathy.
I am so proud of both Gail and Kathy for completing their quilts and jumping right in with FMQing.
Kathy T is right behind them with a black, red and white quilt she made in the same class. I saw it yesterday and it is beautiful. Well done ladies!!!

Have a great Labor Day weekend
Tomorrow is Saturday Morning Post!!! First block for the Grandmother's Choice: Votes for Women quilt project. Everyone has their fabrics selected and are ready to start. Not too late to join in!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Quilt Classes at Cathy's

Classes at Cathy's.
Tomorrow is my quilting workshop ~ Applique by machine. This is the first one so will see how that goes. We will work on a Mariner's Compass. There will be a flower applique to do as a second choice. This is my sample for the class:

Last weeks woven rail fence class was lots of fun. Four quilters, Kristi, Darcy, Sue and Betty took the first class. Here are pics of Kristi and Darcy's progress:
Darcy's in blues and green

Kristi's in earth tones ~ for her hubby
Next week's class we add borders. Sue had to drop out for health reasons but plans to take my next class and then get caught up on the Woven Rail Fence quilt in one of my UFO quilt days. Sue is a beginner quilter! Yipee!

Kristi and Darcy have taken more of my classes and are well on their way into intermediate quilting. They are doing great! Betty is an accomplished quilter and took the class just for fun. She already has her borders on and is ready to quilt the top. Can't wait to see it!

Our Block of the Month... this month's... Block # 12...
Block #12 made by Kathy T

my purple Color Me Happy block #12
Claudia has hers to bring in at tomorrow's applique class. We have one more alternate block in Sept, after that we will be ready to start putting our tops together. 
Added ~ Claudia's block # 12

Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Samples for HoneyRun Quilters

Theresa at Honey Run Quilters has been very busy making store samples. It's great to have these to practice my longarm quilting on! Here are a few that I machine quilted. This one is quilted with a bamboo design...
 This one will have large flowers appliqued onto the blue fabric over the quilting...
This one is quilted with an all over leaf design and will have brightly colored leaves appliqued in one row...
 close up of the bamboo quilting design ...
 and the owl Theresa appliqued onto this quilt after it was quilted...
There are a few more ready to be quilted. Some of these quilts will be shown at Quilting in the Garden coming up soon in the Bay Area, Northern California.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Grandmother's Choice

Grandmother's Choice:  Votes for Women
New Block of the Week by Barbara Brachman
Starts September 1st
Barbara posted fabric yardage and suggestions this morning on the new blog she set up for this project. 
Dustin set up a flickr page for posting pics of blocks and progress
Here are links:  Grandmother's Choice for the blog and the flickr page set up for this project.
Many of the same quilters that did Barbara's Civil War BOW are participating plus lots of new faces :0)
Come join the fun!  Barbara always includes bits of history with each block. This project will be about the women's suffrage movement here in the States as well as around the world in gaining the right for women to vote.
I believe Becky will be making the block samples on the blog again.
New blocks are posted on Saturday... its the Saturday Morning Post  :0)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quilting for Beckie

My Friend Beckie made this gorgeous quilt. I don't have any good way to take a picture of the entire quilt to do it the justice it deserves.

Love the border print, the peacock center panel and the gorgeous peacock print for the backing. Well made!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quilting for Kelly

 I love quilting for friends who let me practice on their quilts! Kelly made this gorgeous applique quilt. Love her colors and fabrics!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Woven Rail Fence revisited

Woven Rail Fence quilt sample for my class. Finished the blocks this evening. Six inch blocks are set 8 x 8. Borders will be added. Will be about 60 x 60 finished. Definitely an eclectic mix including a Christmas fabric!
A simple modified rail fence, the challenge for this class is fabric selection, value and placement. Click website for more details if you are in the Chico area and interested in taking this class. Also covered are basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting, stitching a 1/4 inch seam, strip piecing, pressing, adding borders and we end practicing some FMQ. There are a few openings. Thanks!

Check out the Owl quilt made by Theresa. In cool grey and blues on a white background. I did the back ground quilting and Theresa appliqued/quilted the owl onto the quilt after it was quilted. You can see it at HoneyRun Quilters. Very clever and she is working on another with big flowers! It's nice to get to practice longarm quilting on these sample quilts for HRQ!
Thanks for stopping by :0) Happy Quilting

Woven Rail Fence and BOM

Color Me Happy BOM at Cathy's/Honey Run Quilters. We meet the first Thursday of each month at Cathy's/HoneyRun Quilters in Chico, CA. Click here for the calendar/website for more info. Also listed is the newest class starting this week, August 9th... a modified rail fence...
These are the fabrics I have chosen and the beginning of my strip sets. Its an odd mix of fabrics including some 19th century repros, some batiks and a really cute Christmas print (the lightest fabric) that I found at HoneyRun.
Strip sets started for Woven Rail Fence
It's been awhile since I started a new quilt and I have to say it feels really good!!! Getting UFOs finished is great but it's not as inspiring as starting a new project. :0) Not that I am actually getting UFOs finished lately. Zero for the month of July. I'm OK with it, I read an article in July's Quilters Newsletter called Make Peace with Your UFOs by Jen Daly. "It's good to have goals but better to enjoy the journey."
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