Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Weekend with the Chattahoochee Evening Stars

     I had a lovely time at the Chattahoochee Evening Star Quilt show. Everyone was so nice; and what beautiful quilts! I can't resist sharing some of my favorites.

     I loved how the bright colors peak through the dark sashing in this one. Doesn't it look like it would be fun to make? Besides, I'm a sucker for blues, especially dark blues.
      I am fascinated by equilateral triangles and have several quilts planned(and started) using them myself. I love how this person broke into the border with the design.

      This was a quilt back, but wow what a quilt back!

      A very striking black and white quilt.  love this block.

      Love love love how this person played with the plain block and border colors on this one-so effective!

      What yummy soft colors here; and I loved how the color placement mde a secondary pattern. Another favorite block.

     I could go on forever.There were so many gorgeous ones.

      This was their Log Cabin raffle quilt.Isn't it fabulous?! Unfortunately, I didn't win it.

     As usual I tried to get as much work done as possible in between talking to folks. I got all of the HST trimmed and paired up with a center bar, but I can't seem to find that photo just now so I will have to post it next time.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chattahoochee Evening Stars Show Quilt back, and More

     I am getting packed for the Chattahoochee Evening Star Guild show this weekend at the Lakewood 400 Antique Market. I will have a booth, selling patterns there. Come by for a visit if you are in the area.
     I also, finally took a photo of the quilt back for the Let's Polka Quilt. I wanted my customer to see it since one of the colors she chose was unavailable.

     I got all of my HSTs sewn, cut, and pressed yesterday, when my friend, Elenaor came to sew with me.

Now I have plenty of trimming to do to keep myself busy in my booth this weekend. You know I always have to be doing something.

Just as I was ready to pack up My Water Lilies for it's trip to the Georgia Quilt Show, I realized that I didn't put a label on it yet. So, of course, something had to be done about that.

     So that's what I have been up to this week, along with all of that other non quilting stuff that always seems to need attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quilt Back, Potholders, etc

     Believe it or not, I have been working, but there is not much to show you. Yesterday, the fabric for the Let's Polka quilt arrived; so last night I put that back together. It was so huge that I didn't even try to get a photo of it. 

      I made my 1st set of pot holders. A friend of mine is moving; and I made them to give to her as a going away keepsake. I intended to take a photo of them after I got the binding stitched down, but I forgot! I really like how they tuned out, but since I failed to get a photo of them; I can't show them to you. I will have to wait and show you the next set. They were fun to make. I look forward to making more of them.

     I have also been working on putting a "D" sleeve on the My Waterlilies quilt to get it ready to ship to The Georgia Quilt Show. I didn't realize that I never put a label on that quilt so it will need one before I ship it.

     Tomorrow, my friend, Eleanor will come over for a sewing day. Hopefully, I will have something more to show you after her visit. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fabric Spaghetti

      I sewed all of my strip #1s to my strip #2s, all of my #3s to my #4s, all of my #5s to my #6s...you get the idea... through #11s and #12s.

     Then, I pressed all of the seams toward the even numbered strips.

      I also added a D hanging sleeve to the My Water Lilies quilt to make it ready to ship to The Georgia Quilt Show. The Georgia Quilt Show sent me this link to show how to make the sleeve. tallgrassprariestudio.blogspot.com I was a bit conflicted about this. I always put a hanging sleeve on my quilts, but I usually prefer a flat sleeve  because I think they are nicer when the quilt is on the bed, which it is most often. I guess I can always take it off later. I spent the evening with friends; doing the hand stitching, which made it go much quicker.

     My next task? Sewing 1/2 combos to 3/4 combos, 5/6 combos to 7/8 combos,and 9/10 combos to 11/12 combos.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waiting for back fabric, a new project

    I found out today that one of my quilts will hang in the Georgia Quilt show.  

    I met with my client last week, and she chose colors to go on the back of the Let's Polka quilt. Now I am waiting for that fabric to get here before I can proceed.

     In the mean time, I have been working on more HSTs for the solid quilt. All of the squares are paired and marked.

     I also have been working on some pieced triangles for the Bird Cage Quilt.

     These will be mixed in with a couple of other types of equilateral triangles in groupings in the blank areas in some of the corners.

     I made these by cutting the central triangles. Then I added a long thin strip.


I trimmed the strip after it was sewn to the triangle. Ignore the piece of tape. It is on the ruler for an entirely different project. 

     I even let myself start a new project. I have been wanting to try his for a while. It is going to be similar to a trip around the world, but I want to try something a bit different. I have all of my strips cut.

    I have made myself a cheat sheet so I can  remember the order of the colors.

     I got one strip set sewn together to see what it looks like.

         But when you find yourself sewing strips of the same fabric to each other, it is time to give up and go to bed!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Top Sewn Together, Pillows Finished

      The Let's Polka quilt top is sewn together. I took it's picture in the back yard yesterday. Good thing I took the picture yesterday; because it has rained most of today.

     I have a meeting with my client tomorrow so she can see it and choose a color for the back, and a color for the binding.


   She also wanted 2 pillow shams. I made 7 pillow tops for her to choose from.

     I sure hope she likes them!

      When I was in Batavia, one of the neighboring vendors suggested that I should approach a distribution company with my patterns.  In preparation for that I am redoing most of the covers. Some of them have my previous P. O. Box on them. Most of them needed to have my Etsy and blog address added to them.

     Speaking of Etsy, I was approached on Etsy to do the Briar Patch Arts Festival in Eatonton, GA, on October 27. Since I have always wanted to do a show in that area; I decided to try it. 

     My friendship group met tonight. I got to work a bit on my Solid quilt, and my Birdcage quilt. I haven't yet photographed what I did tonight, but I will in time for the next post.

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