Thursday, October 23, 2014

Q.U.I.l.T.S Show - Part II

As promised, here are the rest of the pictures of quilts that I took at the Quilters United in Learning Together Schenectady (Q.U.I.L.T.S) last weekend. Enjoy, enjoy.

You'll Always Find Your Way Home, pieced by Susan Mezera, quilted by Eileen McCabe
Outside the Box, pieced by Lynn Reynolds Makrin, quilted by Dianne Podesva
Spring Tracks, pieced by Mary McNamara
Napa Diamonds, pieced by Mary McNamara, quilted by Eileen McCabe
Carpenter's Star, pieced by Mary Wade, quilted by Laurie Collins

Chinese Tiles, pieced by Georgia Bonesteel, quilted by Dianne Podesva
If The Hat Fits by Chris Kaczynski (You KNOW that I wanted to take this one home!)
My Celtic Solstice, pieced and quilted by Laurie Collins


Italian Tiles, pieced by Lynn Reynolds Makrin and quilted by Eileen McCabe

Times Square, pieced by Lynn Reynolds Makrin and quilted by Mandy Leins

Italian Tiles, pieced by Deborah Kreifels and quilted by Laurie Collins
Winning Hand, pieced by Mary Wade and quilted by Laurie Collins

I hope you enjoyed your visit to the show even if you weren't able to see them in person.  

We also wondered around the vendors at the show and bought just a few little goodies but I didn't take a picture before I put them away.  I'm knee deep in a deadline quilt so my studio needed to be uncluttered so that I could work. 

Now I'm ready to attend another show but I'll need to find one near enough to me.  How about you?  Do you like to attend local quilt shows?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Q.U.I.L.T.S. Show - Part 1

There is nothing like a quilt show to get one's creative juices flowing (which is always good) and make me want to do nothing but hide out in my studio all day and night and sew to my heart's content (which is not good). Well it would be good if I could actually do that; it isn't good because I can't.

This past weekend my sister Tina came up and went to the Quilts United in Learning Together Schenectady (Q.U.I.L.T.S.) guild show. It is a smaller local show but there was still plenty of pretty quilts to see.  I didn't have the time to edit all the pictures to crop out the surrounding stuff for each quilt but I think you'll still enjoy the view.

Kaleidoscope Waterlily, pieced and quilted by Kathy Klinger
Shade's of Green Mariners Compass, Pieced and quilted by Elaine McCain
The Shades of Winter, Pieced and quilted by Barbara Valachovic
Celtic Garden Maze, pieced and quilted by Eileen McCabe
Spring Feathers, pieced and quilted by Eileen McCabe
Abduction from the Seraglio, pieced by Noel Payton, Quilted by Sue Schoch
Wonky Halloween, pieced and quilted by Nina Whitney
Gold Kimono, pieced and quilted by Kathy Klinger
When Life Gives You Scraps, pieced and quilted by Linda Cary
Friendship Starr, Pieced by Bobbie Paulus, quilted by Eileen McCabe
Tuscan Sunset, pieced by Janet Polombo, quilted by Sue Schoch
Stacy's Wedding, whole cloth quilt quilted by Eileen McCabe
Bella's Mimi, pieced by Janet Polombo, quilted by Sue Schoch
I'll have one more post showing the balance of the quilts that I took pictures of at this show. Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stunning Stitchin Sunday

 You can tell it is fall by all the darker colors being seen around quilt blog land lately.  But that is perfectly ok, it is all still great eye candy no matter the colors.

Yesterday my sister and I went to a local quilt show so I'll have some pictures to share with you this coming week plus I actually have a long awaited finish to show off too. Until then, enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

More Primary Bee blocks

Here are a couple more blocks my kidlets made for The Primary Bee.
The August Bee Princess was Amelia who's mom Pippa blogs over at Pippa's Patch. She requested a Friendship Star block in Hot Pink and Bright Purple. As is usual, when I asked if they wanted to sew, Sunshine was rearing to go.  Here she is sewing the HST pieces together.
I have to chuckle each time with how serious she gets when she is cutting apart the pieces. 
Here is the finished block.  She was obviously proud of this one.
She also received 3 more Bento Box blocks for her own quilt and wanted me to take a picture of her with them.  While she does like the fun fabrics used on the middle one, she is a bit confused as to why it isn't Purple and she is now considering whether she wants to keep it on the front of her quilt or so something else with it like add it to the back.
Second up was Jammer and as you can tell by his expression, he wasn't all cheery this day but he got the job done and off they went.
Then it was time for the September blocks which were for Thomas. He requested Bow Tie Blocks in Red and Blue. After pulling and cutting the appropriate fabrics for them, the kidlets got working.  Sunshine was of course the first to try her hand at it.
Her favorite part.
And the completed block.  She loved that this one was so easy to make.
I just had to show you one of the outtakes. She was full of giggles.
Jammer was actually eager to try this easy block himself.
He's getting so much better at guiding the fabric and he works the pedal totally himself though I do turn the speed down to the lowest setting possible.
I'm trying to teach him why it is so important to guide the fabric properly and sew an accurate seam allowance.  He didn't quite get it when I showed him this seam line but when I opened up the pieces and he saw how they didn't go together nicely, he understood better and didn't grumble too much when I made him redo it.
The rest of the seam lines were better and he at least gave me this 3 missing teeth smile at the end.
Jammer is the Bee Prince for October so his blocks should start arriving soon. Both kids also need to make the blocks for each others' quilt so those are the ones that we'll be working on next.