Friday, October 24, 2008

PIQF 2008

The Pacific International Quilt Festival was held last weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Oh how I look forward to this event, and this year was as wonderful as ever. I've prepared a slide show again this year. It looks like I took 81 pictures. The worst part of the show is the lighting. I found that if I turned off the flash, the quilts looked closer to real life. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that you have to hold the camera extremely still when there is no flash. Quite a few pictures turned out blurry, but not too bad. I'll have to remember that for next year.

edit: These slide shows tend to show very small in the blog. If you double click on the center of the picture, you will link to the web album and see much bigger and clearer pictures of the quilts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two more practice blocks

I have two more Dear Jane blocks done. These are the practice blocks that I started while I was waiting for my bolt of background fabric to arrive. I'm making four practice blocks that I'll put together for a small quilt for my hubby Lance. I gave him the book and had him pick out a list of about 10 blocks that he liked, and then I chose four for the mini-quilt. I have two that are foundation pieced and two that have applique. They are going well and I can't wait to start the actual quilt!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sewing Republic

I can't seem to grab a picture or icon, so there's not much "visual interest" to this post, but I wanted to let everyone know about a site I just found called Sewing Republic. I don't know much about it, but it appears to be sponsored by Bernina, and it has some really wonderful project ideas with full tutorials. I've got my eye on the coasters and also the wine tote. Hmmm. I'll be needing a project to work on tonight in class... Maybe we'll see some pictures soon after all!