Monday, March 29, 2010

Two Students' Crazy Short-Cut QUilts!

First I apologize for the horrible quality of these photos!! My camera was dieing while I was trying to take these so I did the best that I could!

I thought that I would share a couple photos of two of the people's quilts who took my Crazy Short Cut Quilts class at Sew Inspired. I think that they turned out just wonderfully so I had to share!
This is Sandy's CSCQ that she made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics on the front and back. She did the 30 block quilt or bed sized for her daughter. She used mostly satin stitches so the stitching really really shows up and is absolutely spectacular! It was a real show-stopper quilt that got a lot of attention at the quilt show. And deservedly I think! The rich colours just draw you in.

Her lucky daughter!



This is Nicole's CSCQ! She made it from her stash and it turned out wonderfully! It has a really Christmasy feel to my eye ~ then again I just love Christmas quilts so much so I probably see them everywhere LOL! Can you believe by the second class in the series Nicole had two sets of blocks done!? What a hard-worker! Nicole also used mostly satin stitches and the look is truly spectacular. These two quilts really make me re-think my love of the lighter antique stitches on my machine hmmm. The lighter stitches are definately faster but the heavier stitches really have a more dramatic effect to them. It's a compromise I suppose!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quilt Show Pictures!

I know that these pictures have been posted before but I thought that I would show them again hanging in the show. Unfortunately my camera batteries died after only a couple minutes.
Note to self ~ pack extra batteries!

This is the Eureka Quilt I did a couple years ago.










Whole-cloth Welsh Beauty.
This is a pre-printed panel from Benartex.
This quilt is entirely hand quilted and took me over 4 years to complete! The number of hours I put into this quilt is staggering o even contemplate! LOL!

A couple of my sweat-shirt jackets on display.

This is the crazy patch jacket.

And the whole cloth oriental jacket.

I didn't want to put in too many jackets :-D







My flying geese quilt. Made using the Eleanor Burns flying geese ruler and a whole bunch of left-over fabrics. I way over-bought this line of fabric and then wanted to use a lot of it up. By this point I had used country tones a lot and wanted to move on to something brighter. but, I felt like I had to use what I had before I could move on. Ever feel like that? It can certainly bog you down.





1930's Reproduction Fabric Dreden Plate Quilt. Hand appliqued and pieced in my regular bee. This quilt makes me smile every time I look at those fabrics.