Friday, February 24, 2012

February BOM...

HGTV BOM ~ February
(Christmas Fabrics)

HGTV BOM ~ January & February
(Christmas and autumn fabrics)
Each block will finish 22 inches.
I just couldn't decide on one fabric collection,
so I chose to do two!

Sandie and I are co-hosting this BOM sew-along on 
on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Message Board.
You can see hers HERE.
She is using wonderful Civil War reproduction fabrics.

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Have a great weekend...

Karen

a new BOM....

This pattern I won from the Shabby...
the blog of Shabby Fabrics.
Thanks so much Jennifer!






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There is a FREE Mystery Quilt offered on the Shabby.


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Have a great weekend...
I am sewing!

...Karen


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quilt Show... Part 3

~A Century of Enchantment~
Designed by Kimberly Einmo
"This quilt was designed especially for Las Colcheras Quilt Guild's Show theme
and the 100th Anniversary of Statehood.
Kimberly traveled from her home in Florida to teach a class
in making this quilt, to teach two other classes, and to lecture."

AND her blog...

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~Stars Over New Mexico~
Made by Barbara M.
Quilted by Marlene W.
"Stars are extremely plentiful in the southwest,
and for hundreds and hundreds of years have shown brightly
in the New Mexico night sky.
Using colorful George Mendoza fabrics (a Las Cruces, NM artist),
my quilt depicts not only the stars but also the enchanting colors
of New Mexico.
Credit is given to Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs
and her pattern Lucky Stars."

~Picnic on the Prairie --- Now and Then"
Third Place winner
Made and Quilted by Vicki C.

~100% Cotton~
Made and Quilted by Jolene F.
"I took a photo of a cotton field and just had to turn it into fabric.
Cotton is one of the diverse agriculture products produced in
New Mexico.  That diversity, from peanuts, chiles, pecans,
milk, cattle, sheep, wool to cotton, is one of the
enchanting things about our 100 year old state."

~New Mexico Skies~
Made and Quilted by Donna S.
"New Mexico is the 'Land of Enchantment' but
her history is made in the skies.
The Ancients first marked the winter and summer solstices
with the sun dagger at Fajada Butte at Chaco Canyon.
Later the Spaniards brought Catholicism and
Our Lady of Guadalupe to New Mexico.
And finally the last 100 years we have Trinity site,
the Roswell incident, the Very Large Array,
hot air balloon fest, and Spaceport.  What's next?"


~Crocus~
Made and Quilted by Cindy S.
"Fell in love with this pattern since growing up in Maryland,
as the crocus was always the first sign of spring.
Pattern design by Eileen Bahring Sullivan.
Foundation paper-pieced."

~Jupiter Rising~
Honorable Mention
Made by Donna S.
Quilted by Cindi U.
"This art quilt evolved from a class with Andi Perejda.
When I look at the circle of illusion, I think of the planet Jupiter.
The stars and blue background help anchor the planet in the sky."

(No, DD did not touch the quilt... just for perspective
and to show all those tiny pieces of fabric.)


~Fractured Flowers"
Made and Quilted by Libby P.
"This quilt was inspired by the book Fabulous Fractures by Brenda Esstinger.
It is made from nine 4.5 inch identical squares which were sliced into
strips, sewn together, sliced in the opposite direction and sewn together again.
The result is this "fracture."

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...still more for another day.
Karen

Quilt Show... Part 2

I'm back... here are some more quilt show pics.


~Sun Bonnet Sue~
Made by Katie S.
Quilted by Yong Hui Torske
"A friend gave me the blocks that her
grandmother had made in the 30's.
I put them together with the sashing
that was with the blocks."


~Japanese Homemakers~
Made and Quilted by Lucy A.
Fabric collection:  Oriental Traditions by Robert Kaufman
"I liked the blues and browns in this fabric collection."


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...more to follow.
The caption info was typed on a card with the quilt.
I photographed those as well to remember the info.

....Karen

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quilt Show pics...

And I am off again... so enjoy!  Be back next week...

"Spring"
by Krystyna S.
...Best in Show...
...First Place...
...Best Machine Quilting...
Marsha C.
Bernina Sewing & Design Center





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"Still Holding Hands"
...made and quilted by Sally A.
"Created to recognize a tender moment shared by my parents.
They held hands when they walked together---
even after 50+ years of marriage."


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"Dreamcatcher --- Caught a Dream"
...made and quilted by Birgit S.
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"Sunflowers"
...made and quilted by Charlotte S.
...... First Place ......
"I love the colors and textures of sunflowers and was drawn to the
fabric that could reproduce their sunny, easy faces.
I researched many patterns and tried many techniques for this project.
They are pieced, paper-pieced, appliqued, embroidered,
demure or embellished."







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Recently, an article about a young bride displaying quilts at her wedding
has been discussed around the internet.  
It seems the professional long arm quilter, who is also a blogger,
was not given credit in a magazine article about this young bride's accomplishments.  
However, I have the magazine and saw that the wedding photo
has the photographer's name... in bold.

All the photos are my blog are taken by me.
There were no signs at this quilt show about photos or publishing them,
however, I do not feel comfortable giving the full names of people.
(It is my understanding photos are not allowed at large shows like Houston.)

I want to give credit where credit is due, and that is why I also
photographed the descriptions of each quilt.
(Unfortunately, some better than others.)

So.......
Any thoughts on naming the quiltmaker or quilter?
...and "borrowing" photos or clipart from blogs or elsewhere to post on your blog?

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Last one for the moment.....

"Be Attitudes"
...made by Jolene F.
and
quilted by Kittie S.
"This pattern by Art to Heart is reminiscent of the book,
"Way to Be," by Gordon B. Hinckley,
president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.
I couldn't resist the idea of Quilt as Teacher."

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Have a great weekend!
...Karen






Thursday, February 2, 2012

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday... to ME ♪♪♫♫

It was fantastic... I want to see it AGAIN!!!

Today is going to be wicked... this kind! 


Back with a review after the show!
...Karen


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February's BOM...




The 12-inch block is "Aunt Vinah's Favorite."
I still need to make the additional mini blocks using Christmas prints.
AND a topper... something for Valentine's Day, I think.
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...Karen