Piecemakers Workshop

Posted Sunday, July 11th, 2010 in Patterns, Quilt Blocks, Quilting, Websites | Read More

On Saturday, July 10, nine members of  Piecemakers Quilt Group met at Grace United Methodist Church for a workshop and pot luck lunch. This is an annual event where we all work on our own projects but use the same pattern. This year we decided to not start a new project, but to bring an unfinished object (UFO) to complete.  This event was so successful that we now plan to hold another workshop in the fall.

The project that I took to the workshop was the Fun and Done quilt that I started at the workshop last year. It is a quilt- as- you- go pattern. I had completed 48 blocks and had them joined into rows. On Saturday I top-stitched the sashing pieces that finish the quilt. When the workshop ended I had all the sashing finished and just had to top-stitch the binding which I did at home.

The finished quilt is approximately 45 X 60 inches.

To see more Fun and Done patterns go to  http://www.prairieskyquilting.com

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Columbus, Ohio quilt show

Posted Saturday, June 19th, 2010 in Fabrics, Moda charm pack, Patterns, Quilt Shows, Quilting, Websites | Read More

My daughter and I went to the National Quilt Show on Thursday, June 17. Jennifer lives just a few minutes from the Convention Center where the show is held.  We arrived at the show about 10:30 AM and shopped at the vendors and admired quilts until about 4:00 PM. Here are some of the items we bought.

These are the patterns and kit that Jennifer bought for herself. She insisted on buying me most of the items that I chose as a belated Mother’s Day gift as well as buying my ticket , lunch, and some wonderful ice cream when we left the show.

I met Marie Bostwick, the author of  this book. I told her I was her friend on facebook and she gave me a hug. She asked if we had a camera. Jennifer used her cell phone to take a picture of us together. http://mariebostwick.com/

We also met Rebecca Barker, the artist of Quiltscapes. Here is a link to her art.  http://www.barkerquiltscapes.com/

I bought a new  Quiltscapes mouse pad for my desk at home. I have the “spools” mouse pad on my desk at work.

I had a wonderful time with my daughter and thoroughly enjoyed  the quilt show. We plan to make this an annual event.

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Carolina Lilies Birthday Blocks -May 2010

Posted Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilt Blocks, Quilt Shows, Websites | Read More

This block is called Nine Burr and the pattern can be found at Quilter’s Cache. The birthday gal requested a 12 inch block in the colors shown in the pattern. Bought the green fabrics at the quilt show in Chicago. The background fabric was from my stash.

The second block I made for May is another star. It is called Aunt Eliza’s Star or Ohio Star. I am sure it also has other names. The request was for a 12 inch block, any star pattern, any color. I used the red and blue fabrics from the R/W/B quilt that I finished last month.

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