Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Asilomar Pinwheels

I'm posting this photo for Melissa who asked about a similar style of color arrangement. I started this quilt in a class with Miriam Nathan-Roberts at Asilomar. The focus of the class was to use a traditional block in 3 different sizes. The 3 sizes of my pinwheel blocks are 9", 6", and 3". It was fun to work with the color arrangement. This quilt was juried into Pacific International Quiltfest back in 1999 or 2000.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

It's been a while since I posted photos of Noah and Hayden so I thought it was about time to do so. Cute aren't they?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Pigeon Forge

(as always photos are clickable for a larger view)
This is the gang just before leaving Pigeon Forge.
Back: L-R - Virginia, Janice, Sheila, Jolene
Middle: Joann, Maureen, Cindy (slightly lower than Maureen), Frances
Front: Corky, Betsy, Karen

Betsy's sister-in-law Janet took the photo. She joined us from Alabama.

Here are two of the three tops I completed while there.

Both of them still need borders attached. The orange/yellow/purple one actually wasn't supposed to have a border and I was going to donate it as a baby quilt to one the guild's community service projects. Lots of baby quilts are rolling in. We're also making lap sized quilts for our other service project and fewer are being turned in, so I'll add a border to it to make it bigger and then donate it.

The other quilt, using Paula Nadelstern fabrics, will have a black border. The photo makes it look like there is a lot of yellow in the quilt, but it's actually more of an olive color in real life.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Back from Pigeon Forge

I returned last night from a week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to attend the Mountain Quiltfest. There were 12 of us and we had a ball. We didn't spend much time at the actual show, but we did spend a lot of times at our sewing machines. I completed 3 quilt tops.

Virginia, one of our crew, was a ribbon winner at the show! She won 3rd place for her beautiful applique quilt. Here she is posed with her quilt. Isn't it beautiful?

Karen was the winner of a quilt raffle and was able to bring home this quilt. The colors don't show true in this photo. It's not nearly as dark in real life as it seems. It's probably about a twin size.

We attended two dinner lectures and one brunch lecture. This is some of the gang at the brunch.

From left to right we have Janice, Cindy, Janet, Virginia and Karen in the front.

Here are Sheila (on the left) and Frances. Doesn't Frances look like she's having a horrible time? I assure you she wasn't.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Quilt Show winners

I forgot my camera both days of the quilt show so never got a single photo. However, Karen has posted photos of some of the winners on her blog here. I was lucky enough to 'white glove' the Best of Show quilt on Saturday afternoon, and let me tell you it was beautiful. The back was just as spectacular as the front.

The TTT gang is off on Sunday morning to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Mountain Quilt Fest and a week of sewing and fellowship. We have a couple of condos and plan to sew, eat, shop, and sew some more!