Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ruby's quilt

I have a LOT of nieces and nephews and even more great nieces and nephews, but my newest great niece Satya Ruby needed a baby quilt, since the quilt has been delivered I can now post pictures without spoiling the surprise.  My nephew and his wife attended the Olympics in London via a side trip to Paris, so I included a fabric with the Eiffel Tower as part of the quilt.

Overall view of the quilt, the colors are much brighter than pictured, the alternate bulls eye blocks are pieced there are two star blocks that feature the Eiffel Tower in the center of the quilt

Close up of the faux piped binding as featured in a recent American Quilter

Close up of the heart quilting in the setting triangles

Close up of the Eiffel Tower Block

And last but certainly not least is Miss Ruby sitting on her new quilt, isn't she adorable?

Thanks to Kasey and Aaron for sending me the photos.

Need to get back to quilting (6 more charity quilts to quilt and batting to piece from leftovers).

Happy Quilting.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Charity Quilts and My new Machine

So between getting the machine (HQ Avante with Pro Stitch) set up and our trip to Seattle (a 3 day window).  I was able to get 5 quilts quilted for a charity our guild sponsors.

Happy Quilting -

Santa Fe Quilt Show

I promised back in May that I would post  pictures from the Santa Fe Quilt Show that Linda and I attended.  Since then life has interfered.  I returned home May 21 to find the dryer had broken, my tomato plants had not been planted and the new HQ machine I ordered was due to be delivered any day (all 8 boxes!).   The entire month of June we had overnight company of one sort or another, so I wasn't able to have the new machine set up until the end of June - I worked the 3rd weekend in June and the first week of July at the hospital.  I was able to get 5 charity quilts quilted the weekend before we left for Seattle to visit friends and Gary's sister.   OK, enough of the explanations - here are some photo's of the quilt show we attended in Santa Fe.  the first  few are from the Folk Art Museum showing of Antique Amish Quilts.   I hope you enjoy them.

These last are from the quilt show at the State Capitol Rotunda. 
Architectural Impressions by Cheryl Fitzgerald

Ancient Flight by Coleen Konetzni

Spirit Markings by Susan Szajer

Vista Tranquilo by Vel Saddington
The project Linda and I worked on during my trip to Albuquerque was scrappy Snail's Trail and here are the pictures from that. 
This is Linda's colorway, turquoise, teals and peach.

Here's Linda's finished quilt top with a great border designed in EQ 7

My colorway - yellows and pinks for the lights with blues and purples for the darks.

Here's my finished quilt top I opted to finish the snails trails and have a more neutral border.
Happy quilting.