I bought the turnover and a coordinating panel when I went to Shipshewana with 2 friends. I cut the panel into squares and set them on point for the center of the quilt. The first border is made from the turnover.
I call this quilt Essence because it is the name of the fabric line.
Our quilt group that meets at Grace United Methodist Church made this quilt in 2009. Each row was made by a member of the group. I pieced the fence and the row of houses. This is the second row quilt we have done.
I didn’t have my blog when Jeff and Christina got married in 2007 so I am posting a picture of their quilt now. The picture is rather dark because it was taken in the church youth room.
I have been working on this quilt since last fall (2008). Jen and I picked the fabrics when I went to Columbus last year. I took a DWR class at the quilt shop in Leo in the spring of 2008 and used the green and purple fabrics instead of the brown and blue Jen had chosen. I didn’t want to ruin any of that fabric!
I worked on this quilt in spurts. I spent Memorial weekend putting the blocks together in sections of twelve blocks. I had to make 6 sections for a total of 72 blocks. I used the John Flynn templates and method for the quilt. It is faster than the traditional way of cutting each piece separately.
The Hungry Caterpillar received a blue ribbon. The flannel quilt called “Tree Farm” also received a blue ribbon. My third quilt to receive the blue ribbon is a watercolor quilt that I forgot to photograph. It can be seen behind and to the left of the “Campfire” quilt photo.
The quilt named “Campfire”, also a flannel quilt, took a yellow ribbon as did the red and gray “Ohio State” quilt.
The Mystery Row quilt from the mystery class at Grabill received a red ribbon.
I haven’t done much sewing this week. My daughter and son were both home for a few days and my Aunt and cousin from PA visited on Thursday.
Today I entered eight of my quilts in the quilt show at the Huber Opera House. I will be working at the show on Saturday and Sunday.
Did you notice that the quilt on the cover has stitching marks (holes) where the quilting has been removed? I just wonder why they took a picture of that part of the quilt and put it on the magazine cover.
I know, I’m being picky. lol It just seems strange to me that they would use it for the cover without removing the holes.
What do you think?
I took a class on February 7 that was taught by Carol Vinnedge. It is a black and white log cabin with bits of color added to the logs. I completed 3 blocks in class.
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