Monday, November 28, 2011

Quilts on Monday

Judi in VT sure can keep me busy!!  Most of her quilts are lap quilts, but they are fabulous!  The color combinations and the designs that Judi works with are amazing!!  I would say that Judi is very much the non-traditional quilter, throws caution to the wind and ends up with some very cool art quilts.  Here's the ones that I have recently worked on for her......

Cute little I Spy, not a traditional quilt for Judi, but a work of love.

Again, the color combo on these were amazing!! The fabrics were beautiful!

I think this is one of my very, very favorites!  the top is one piece of dyed fabric, and the bottom is a combination of many different pieces.  Judi appliqued some flying geese (used print on fabric) on this and it was stunning!!  I wish I had a picture of the finished quilt!

Don't forget that you can click on the picture for a closer look and as always I've posted more pictures on my other blog, check them out here:

Insanely Cheap Quilting
Hope you all had a super fabulous Thanksgiving with lots and lots of family and friends at your table.  All the kids were home and we had some friends from Indiana join us, it was a great Thanksgiving at our house.  The time passed much too quickly and the house got quiet faster than I would have liked for it too.

I'm off to finish a story about Sally the Left Handed Quilter for the guild, and a couple of other fun games to play at the December meetings.  Got a fun idea of using quilt block names to create words from Sue at Quilt Times.  Using EQ7 to make the words, managed to come up with a block for every letter except the Y and I'll be using "Yo-Yo's" for it.  It's going to be fun....I hope!!

Got to scoot...tons to do, and those quilts are screaming my name!!  Have a super duper wonderful week!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Yep, I've been busy or A Parade of Quilts

Recently I posted that gals love coming to pick up their quilts because they get to see all of the ones I have sitting around in my quilting space.  Can't call it a 'studio', don't know why, just something I've gotten hung up on way back in the scrapbooking days.  Everybody had a 'studio', not me I've got a 'space'.  More on that later.  Let's get to it shall we?

Bev in NH
OMG!!!!!  I just about couldn't let go of this cute little puppy dog quilt!!  Bev does such a fantastic job with her piecing and she keeps telling me she's a beginner.  If we all could quilt like Bev there would be no bubbles in the borders, open seams in the quilt, just
a perfect job.  Anyway here is the adorable little puppy quilt complete with
puppy paw prints.

This quilt was a gift for a friend of Bev's, another perfect quilt....

Andrea in NH
Andrea got my name and number from Karen (Kelsey's mom and I've got a Karen quilt on the frame now).  This lovely quilt had been laying around unfinished for a few years.  I got the impression that Andrea loved the quilt, but not the hand quilting. I can completely relate!!  So for about $35 she got the quilt machine quilted and here it is ready for binding....
Tudy in OH
Tudy is a blogger, and is Terry's Mom.  Terry always has great projects on her blog!  Just checked Tudy's Craft Cupboard and the gals have posted lots of pictures and a short story about Tudy's quilt.  The thing I love best about this quilt is the name of the quilting design, Emily.  Emily is Terry's daughters name and the quilting design looks beautiful on this great quilt.  Here's a picture that I have to share...
Betty in NH
This is the second quilt I've done for Betty, it is an adorable little girl's quilt with
lots of colors and pieces!  She did a fabulous job....
Sue in NJ
Sue has sent me a few quilts, but this one is the best yet!  Love the color combination of this one.  Sue now has another great quilt to add to her collection.
Gene in AL
We all know Gene from Gene Black an Alabama Artist he sent me his Lantern Quilt for quilting.  Here's a picture that I got before sending it back to Gene.
Sue in NH
This is another example that simple meandering can finish any quilt nicely.  Here's a quilt that I quilted for Sue, the charge was $35 and her quilt is just about done.  Looks great!!
Joyce in NC
The gals from North Carolina sure do keep me busy, but I see some super fabulous quilts working with them.  Here's the last batch that I got from Joyce, I think she's been working on or through her stash.  Some really great quilt here...

Well, that's it for today!  I still have more that I could post but I need to scoot the feet and get busy!!  Making all of those Thanksgiving plans to cook, picking up Marcy my sweetie daughter later today at the airport and hopefully some friends from Indy will be joining us too.

As always, I've posted more pictures of each one of these fantastic quilts on the other blog pop on over and check them out, you won't be sorry that you did!

Thanks for checking on me,

love to hear what you've got to say............

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Catching up....

Things have been as crazy as always, but I'm beginning to see the light of day here.  My new co-position of programs chair at the guild is slowing down as Annette and I have set the schedule for next year and have signed on for a monthly Sit & Sew for our members.  Good thing, I'm slated to take over the prez. at the other guild that I belong too...I'm already having one way chats with many of the member about the guild.  More on that later, I want to take this post and get some things out of the way.

I received this wonderful PIF from Clara at Cannellaemele.  Clara lives in Italy, how cool is that?  Her blog name translated to English means cinnamon and apples, and it makes perfect sense!  Her wonderful blog is filled with examples of her hand work and often she shares pictures of her wonderful cooking.  If you'd like to see a little of Italy head on over to Clara's blog and become a follower.  She posts in Italian as well as English so it's a very easy read for those of us state side.  Okay, here's what she sent, isn't it adorable???

 Easier than trying to take picture of self while wearing apron...

 Isn't her hand work beautiful???
 My hubs is second generation Italian, I muddied the waters being of 'mut' decent.  I am lovin' this new book that Clara sent!

I've picked these as the first things I'm going to try.  Can't wait!!!

I've just about got all of the quilts that I've been working on in files and posted but not published in the Insanely Cheap Quilting blog.  I've shameless fallen waaaayyyyy behind and not posted since October 4th, which was about the same time I unloaded the camera.   I have no idea how many quilts I'm going to have to share, but I'm just going to post them all at once.  I've got more that I'm working on/with.

Off to the quilting room, need to get things in order for a guild meeting tonight and another quilt on the frame.  Thanks for checking on me,

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