Friday, February 21, 2014

Birds of a Feather


Trying to catch up on my blogging.   I have been a bad blogger.  

Two weeks ago I went to Birds of a Feather long arm retreat with Joyce, Pat and Margaret. This was located in Virginia Beach, Va.  We had a great time.  I took Statler classes and learned lots.  On the right is a small quilt that Page Johnson quilted using her Statler.  It is amazing.  Her customer used great fabrics, too.  I also took several close ups so you can see the quilting. 




The next 2 pictures were Page's other samples from class.  The ring quilt is using point to point designs to quilt. the stack n wack is how to use a block to make and edge to edge design.



Next are quilts from Kim Diamond's class.  This was a great class too.  I learned so much, I will never remember it all. 

I know this post is getting long, but there is soo much to share.   Here is the Birds in a Feather quilt. This is their logo.




Jamie Walden was there. He is a great quilter and teacher.  Here is his donation to Birds in a Feather.  It is beautiful, too.  The goose head is thread painted.  the back ground is hand dyed flannel.


Swans everywhere.  This is the local swan. She lives at the hotel.  She begs at this door for food.  I think they feed her from here.  She is beautiful.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  Now I have to get back to quilting.  I was selected to teach a class at QSC fall retreat in Oct.  I need to finish the sample for a display in March.  I have a month.  I will make it. I am sewing rows together now, then the borders, only 2, and it will be ready to quilt.  Watch for pictures in March.  I am also sewing the binding on a Gyleen Fitzgerald quilt from this past summer. Will get a picture when I finish.  It is a great quilt, if I must say so myself.  lol 

Happy Quilting, Vicki 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cotton in the Snow

Here are pictures of Cotton in the Snow.  She would scratch at the snow, then eat it.  Wayne made a snowball and rolled it for her, she chased it and tried to pick it up and it fell apart.  So funny.

Happy Quilting, Vicki 



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friendship Block

Small Quilt top that I made long time ago.  I quilted it last month and gave as a door prize at our annual quilt party here.  This was  also on my UFO list for this year, so one down, more to go.

 The quilt party is fun.  All of the small groups get together once a year in January and have a covered dish lunch (most important), show and tell, talk about the county fair where we have an annual quilt show, and announce the quilter of the year.

Happy Quilting
Vicki 

Puppys Sharing??

OK, sorry it has been awhile since I posted.  Life has been busy.

  Here is a picture of Ranger and Cotton sharing the pillow.  They are chewing on rawhide chewys.  They play most of the time very well.  It has been fun watching Cotton grow.  Check out those ears.  what big ears. LOL 

 Here is Cotton sleeping with Wayne, watching TV.  She likes to hang her head down.  Reminds me of Snoopy on top of his dog house.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cotton

Just a picture to bring you up to date on the new puppy.  She is 3 months old now.  This is her favorite way to sleep.   She is a very happy puppy.
 
Vicki
 

Sampler

A customer brought be 24 old quilt blocks.  All hand pieced.  All different sizes, but close to 12 1/2 inches unfinished.  And she wanted a KING size quilt.  I had to make one more block to have enough.  It is the very middle block,  not bad.  It took me quite a while to get this made and finished, but it is done.  Yea!!!  I quilted using a Baptist Fan pano.  I thought that would go with the old fashion blocks, and it did. 

Happy Quilting, Vicki

Celtic Solstice

 
 
A Bonnie Hunter Mystery.  She does a mystery quilt every year starting just after Thanksgiving.  If you are interested click HERE to go to her blog, where the instructions are.   She puts out a new step every Friday. The picture above is my pallet.  I decided to keep the neutral all the same fabric.  Mainly because I didn't have much in the right color.  These bights need a whitish background.  beige would be awful.  Below is step 1.  As you can see I am behind one step.  I should be on step 2.  Well, I am sort of.  One is cut out and 2 is now cut out.  That is half the battle.  Now to find time to sew. LOL
 
Here is step 2 ready to sew.  Back to when I have the time. Happy Quilting, Vicki