Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Leaves of Grass - Modern Mini

 I decided a little modern sewing was just what I  needed this month.
I used scraps from a recent finish to make this little cross quilt.  I've called it Leaves of Grass to reflect the greens and blues.  

I used this Frida fabric for  the backing and did a little scrappy binding.

I machine quilted it with matchstick quilting using different thread colors.
I love this easy quilting design.  I tired to do a repeating pattern, but I messed it up - not that you can tell.
I also don't mind at all if they are not perfectly straight, do you?  
Hello and thank you to my new quilt friends of Q.U.I.L.T. Arkansas.  I had such a nice trip and met many friendly and talented ladies.  Here are some great Liberated Houses they made in my workshop.
What a fun day! What a fun group of women :) 

Sewing Machine Update~  I zipped back up to Maine on Monday to exchange my Janome.  Lucky for  me I stayed with my friends, Wendy and Gordon.   We went for a waterside lunch and then to their family property.
Cocktails on the porch - Heaven
Dinner at the Robinhood Marina where they have worked for over 30 years.  Gordon is retired, and Wendy is soo to be.
We watched the tide go out.
and the seals come in :)
Pop over to Wendy's blog to see the Monthly Mini she made with bits she made in my classes at Maine Quilts.

Finally a shameless cat photo.  I think Nutmeg has missed me with all the running around I've been doing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Quilt Show Review - Woo Hoo

Popping in to share some quilts from the New England Quilt Festival.  Alas, I missed the deadline so did not have a quilt in this show.

I loved this version of Sue Garman's Quilt.  It's pinks!

Fabulous quilts by Barbara Marcone
This cross hatching is a wonderful background choice.

A Stunning quilt made by my friend, Christine Wickert.  Her work is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on Best Hand Workmanship!
Here are my favorites of the Modern Quilts.
What a wonderful surprise to see Gladi in the merchants mall. 
Visit  Gladi's blog here for more detailed photos from the show.

It was food for the quilters' soul to be at a live quilt show and spend some time with quilters!

I'm off to Arkansas on Thursday to visit Q.U.I.L.T.  Guild of Northwest Arkansas.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Maine and Beyond!

 Hello!   I had a great trip to Maine and met so many nice people and spent time with Wendy and Randy which is always wonderful.

It is such a beautiful state.  I reminds me a lot of the Great Lakes area of Wisconsin and Michigan.
Our sweet friend Wendy has been going through some medical stuff, so Randy and I pooled our orphan blocks and she assembled them into a beautiful quilt for her.
My classes were great and I met such nice and talented laddies.
here are few pieces of students projects.
I've shared several photos of quilts on my IG account but they are worth seeing again!

One of my favorites and Beth introduced herself to me which was wonderful. I see your initials and year Beth - Bravo!!
Anyone to trade/swap some of these tiny house??  I love them!!
As a teacher I was invited to display one quilt so I brought my Sparrow Quilt.
Okay, I also made a very excited and somewhat impulsive purchase of a new Janome Sewing Machine.
It is a great machine, but unfortunately, it doesn't fit in my cabinet and I really love my cabinet and set up.  The shop has agreed to let me trade it in for  this model.  It is the perfect size and will every thing I ever want to do :)
Happy August and Summer and I'll be soon to share some fabulous quilts from the New England Quilt Show.