Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Day

Tomorrow is first day of May, already!  The forecast is for a spring-like, sun-shiny, warm day.  It's been a long, cool, wet spring so I am looking forward to some heat.  We did a bit of yard work today and it makes such a difference when everything is crisp and it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mid-Valley Quilt Guild 2011 Show....

The show is over but it was wonderful.  All the volunteers did an outstanding job of making it a great show.

This first quilt is one I entered, yes, I managed to piece AND quilt three.  I call this one Solid Mystery.  The mystery was the Roll Roll, Cotton Boll! on Bonnie Hunters blog at  I didn't follow the rules "exactly" and the further I went along the less I followed them.  I chose to have a lot of open spaces so I could play more with the quilting.  It won first place in the Tradition Pieced Bed category.

All together there were twenty three quilts in the show that were quilted by me. 

I'll never win an award for quilt photography, seriously, in person is the best.  This quilt, Americana, made by Margie Bergan and quilted by me won Best of Show.  Margie was not even going to enter it because she felt it didn't judge well at the state fair.  It is gorgeous.  The piecing and applique were perfection and the quilting was pure freedom to play.

Over the River and Through the Woods was made by DeAnna Morse (yes, I quilted it).  I went to the show on Friday with a good friend and this was her personal favorite.  The embroidery is spectacular and on the quilting I had the most fun making the snowflakes on the center panel.  My friend thought I should make one for each of my grandchildren (I have six!), easy to guess she is not a quilter.

This "Favorites" is the amazing applique work of Michele Byrum.  There is an article coming up in the next issue of AQS magazine featuring her one-fabric floral designs.  Stay tuned for hearing more about this quilt.