Monday, August 22, 2011

It Won!

"Journey to Baltimore" won Second Place in the Hand Applique Wall Quilt division at
the Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, August, 2011. It also received a "Teacher's
Award" from Karen McTavish who developed McTavishing as a form of background
filler. Dawn Larsen, who quilted Journey to Baltimore used this technique as fill
in the applique blocks. Congratulations to Dawn and Me!

Since this is the first time I won some money for one of my quilts, I told the boys I would take them all out for a beer when we're in Charleston. It's their prize for enduring all my years of quilting! Watch for that pic coming soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quilt Room Challenge - August

OK, I didn't do so good on the quilt room challenge this month...not that I wasn't busy though. I was just busy making new things.

Here is Maggie's "Grandma's Flowers" that she got for her birthday. Along with the darling antique "refrigerator jar".

I've been working on a block of the month by Edyta Sitar...Sweet 16. Here are the first 5 blocks.

Here is the Jo Morton quilt for the month of September.

I'm also working on a queen sized, pieced quilt called "Atlanta". It will be for the bed in Ben's room when completed. Might take awhile though as it is made from highly pieced 5" blocks!

Mike's Flowers

Just had to show some pictures of Mike's hydrangeas.
They are absoloutely gorgeous this year. Some of
 the blossoms measure 10" across.

This geranium snuck in as it is beautiful too.

Click on each picture and it will pop up bigger on your screen.