Saturday, April 16, 2016

More Quilt Show Pics

Picking up from my first post on some of the pictures at our quilt show HERE, I've a few more to show you.

The first one is especially for my friend, Barb at 3 Cat Ranch.  She did this pattern with an added kitty in each block.

This was an A-team challenge, (A=applique).  We were to use a particular piece of yellow fabric and Judy used the yellow in the tails and face of the fish.  This was such a cute quilt. It had applique, pieced background and great quilting.  

Another project of the A-Team was to make children's quilts with pages from coloring books.  We each chose 1 or 2 pages and made blocks.  Then we had a sew day to piece them all together into tops. We made 7 or 8 and volunteers quilted, bound and labeled them.  This was one setting that we used and it was given to a charity for their fund raising event. Most of the applique was hand stitched, so we thought it a good fit for making more $$ for the charity than just a donation quilt to one child.

Another beautiful example of piecing.

Another group that  participate in is called Cover Our Kids and More (QOV). This was our display showing some of our quilts going to many different organizations around the St. Louis and St. Charles area.  The Marine Stack 'n Whack on the stand is one that I did.  That is folded in half to fit the stand, but really is sized for a veteran.

Can you see those little blocks that are above the curtains sitting in the bleachers?  Well, those are actually 4 ft. squares of barn quilts.  We had a quest speaker who gave a class on making the wood barn quilt blocks and we used this area to dress of the bleachers.

There are more, but I'm late to an appointment now, so I'll get back to this at a later time. 

OTN -April 16, 2016

I've finally finished my sock#1 with the rust/red/brown variegated yarn.  I hope the 2nd sock won't take me as long.   There is no rush now that Spring has arrived, except for the anticipation for my next adventure in sock knitting.

What's the reason I'm so motivated to finish that 2nd sock?  Take a look.  I was thrilled to receive a squishy package from a fellow knitter with some of her sock leftovers; so now I can make some scrappy socks to go along with all my scrap quilts that I love to make.  I can't wait to see how these wonderful variegated scraps will knit up!!  Look at all these fantastic colors, would you.  Thank you so much Carol for making my day.

Here they are dumped out so you could see the bright, fun colors much better.  Doesn't this look like so much fun.  It will be my first experience in adding new pieces of yarn along the way.  Any tips on how to do this easily and securely for socks?

I'm linking up with Judy's OTN party even if I'm a little late. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stash Report - April 10, 2016

Not much has changed with my stash numbers except a yard to make a matching pillowcase for my Rainbow Soul Searching entry at the quilt show.

Fabric Added this week - 0
Fabric Added YTD - 0
Fabric Used this week - 1  yds
Fabric Used YTD - 26.15  yds
Net used in 2016 -  26.15 yds

However, I can show you my finished Rainbow Soul Searching that was quilting frantically right before the deadline of our quilt show a couple weeks ago. I quilted a continuous spiral on my old standby Bernina 730.

Here are a couple more scrap quilts that were hanging near mine at the show that I liked.

 I especially like the bright boldness of this one and such a good use of scraps too.

And this was a beautifully appliqued gem.  It didn't win a ribbon, but I thought it should have.

I'll post some of the ribbon winners next time.  It's back to the grind doing the taxes. Ugh.

I'm linking up late with Judy's Patchwork Times.