Saturday, January 19, 2008

Quilters TV

I just found this great website called QuiltersTV where you can watch quilting shows on line for free. The first show I saw when I checked out this site was "The Billie Lauder Show" where she showed a great way to make four-patch blocks. Billie Lauder was a frequent guest on Simply Quilts several years ago, and it's nice to see that she's still going strong. I'll put a link to the site on my sidebar.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Class Projects

Class starts tomorrow, Monday, January 14 at 6:00 at the VMAC! Even if you didn't make it to the preview last week, everyone is welcome to sign up at the first class. Here are the projects for this session (of course, you don't have to work on all or even any of them -- bring your own project to work on if you like!)

The scale is a little off, but the top quilt is a very small wall hanging made with dimensional flying geese blocks using some hand dyed fabric I've had for years. The second quilt is twin size, and it's from our birthday sewing day that my mom has for my sister and I every year. It's from 2006, but I only just finished it last week! Finally the last one is one that my mom made years ago and let me to present this session. It was challenging to make a pattern for it, but I think I did okay!

See you all in class!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year!

Oh my, where have I been? Well, I got a nasty cold right after Christmas that sapped my energy, and I just couldn't do much of anything for a while. But I have lots to post! One of my New Year's resolutions is to post more often. I think I'm going to try to design a quilt for the Hoffman challenge, and I'll try to post a blow-by-blow account of the process.

And now for pictures! I made quilts for my co-worker's daughters this year. The first one I just adore. It was a pattern from Judy Laquidara's quilt-for-an-hour posts. Judy's layout was a bit different, but I happened to see a post on Mary's Blog and she made hers with this slanted setting and I fell in love with it. My end result turned out to practically be a dead-ringer for hers, which was not my intention, but I am very pleased with it. It was quilted by Julie Murphy from The Laurel Leaf in an adorable flower design.

The other one that I made was from the Terry Atkinson's "Yellow Brick Road" pattern. I've made four or five of these and they always seem to be a hit. It is a great pattern for a baby quilt, as it goes together very quickly. This one was tied. I used a very thick batting and put flannel on the back. It turned out very soft and snuggly.