Posts Tagged ‘Layton Quilt Guild’

A couple of quilt shows…

March 7, 2017

I have some quilts hanging at Union Station in Ogden this month….  I thought you might enjoy seeing them!

Here is my funky hand-dyed piece, “Steam Punk Milkyway”.  I dyed the fabric, and then quilted the heck out of it, (shocking that I would do that right?!  LOL!), adding some eyelash yarn around one of the “planets”.  Then I painted some un-quilted areas using “Lumiere” metallic fabric paints by Jacquard.  Lastly, I used some thin wire I had left over from my beading days and created swirls which I added to the un-quilted squares sandwiched between the “stairs” and hung some more tightly curled swirls on the moon.

This piece is called “Crayon Canyon”.  I designed it from a photograph.  This one hung in Padukah at the “National Quilt Museum” as part of the “Simply Southwest” exhibit.  The picture doesn’t show the colors super well.  They look like crayons!  (That melted when left in a hot car all day.)

And last but not least, “Little Garden Beauty”.  I used Kaffee prints on a neutral background.  This is one of my faves!

Meanwhile, up the road at the Brigham City Museum, the Utah Quilt Guild’s Ruby Jubilee is in full swing!  I have 2 quilts that I quilted for Roy, and Layton Quilt Guilds…

This one was titled, “Royal Stars” and was pieced by Roy Quilt Guild members, and designed by Patsy Shelton.  I love this pattern!!!

And here comes Layton Quilt Guild’s quilt…

It was designed by Lorri Bashein, pieced by members of Layton Quilt Guild, and the center was hand embroidered by Brenda Sacher.

Thanks for visiting the exhibits with me!!!

All finished! Plus a little FMQ’ing…

August 5, 2016

I got my mini mini all quilted!  I am of the opinion that a mini quilt needs mini quilting and binding.  I love the idea of making them to scale, although binding is pretty hard to make that small…  But here it is!

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It measures 5 1/2 inches square!  Woot!  Woot!

Our local guilds are participating in Utah Quilt Guild’s “Ruby Jubilee”.  They have requested that all of the guilds create a red and white quilt to celebrate their big birthday next year.  The quilts will go in a traveling show featured at numerous sites.  I quilted and headed up Roy Quilt Guild’s red and white quilt which was designed by Patsy Shelton, member extraordinaire, and helped create the blocks for Layton Quilt Guild’s red and white quilt.  Lorri Bashein designed and headed up Layton’s quilt.  I am in the process now of quilting it…  What a fun quilt!

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I saw this border on FB and thought it was so beautiful that I had to try it…  I really like it!  It’s perfect for a little bit wider sashing filler!

I’m doing this one all FMQ (free motion quilting).  Thanks for stopping by!

Sewing sewing sewing…

April 26, 2016

Like a mad woman, I am!  I have been uber busy trying to stay caught up with all of my Guild projects over the last couple of weeks.  Thought you might like to see what I’m working on!

102_1100In Layton Quilt Guild we’re exchanging mugrugs each month.  This is the rug I made for “Rain” theme this month.

102_1101And then we’ve been doing a “Swaffle” block.  For each block we make we get our name in for a drawing to win the blocks.  I made 2, but didn’t win…  LOL!  Next time maybe!

102_1103And here are the Wonky Houses that I’m teaching the ladies in Layton Quilt Guild to make…

102_1106Just for fun, I wanted to show you the quilt that I worked on at “Happy Chemo” over the last several months.  It’s all finished and ready to go tot it’s recipient!  I love this one!

I have loads more to share at an upcoming post…  And HMQS is coming up in a couple of weeks!!!  I’m going shopping!

Thanks for joining me!

Some recent finishes!

February 11, 2016

I’ve been scarce due to frequent birding and working on client/charity quilts…  Just wanted to show you all some progress that I’ve been making.

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I quilted this fun quilt for my friend Susan!  Milo had to give it his seal of approval…

127_0971I quilted this charity quilt for my friend Vivian…  It came out kind of fun!

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This is another little quilt I quilted for Vivian for charity as well…

127_0987And this one was for Vivian too…  It was made with fabrics from her Mother.

She used minky for the back which was a really fun way to see the quilting!

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This is my son’s “seizure quilt”.  I made numerous dresden flowers and they sat unfinished for several years waiting to be hand appliqued onto blocks.  My son had multiple seizures and I had to sit within 10 minutes of his school so 9-1-1 didn’t have to be called.  (I had emergency meds that would stop the seizures but the school couldn’t give it without calling for an ambulance.)

Thus, I sat at a park a block away so I could get there and give him the meds and then take him home.  I hand stitched all of the flower centers and dresdens on while sitting at the park.  Thankfully, his seizures are under control now!

So it was waiting in “quilt top” form for another couple of years.  This was my UFO that was drawn to be quilted in Layton Quilt Guild last month.

Quilted!

Now it will go in the UFO pile needing binding.  I’ve got several waiting.  Meh.  🙂

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And I just got this off the frame for Happy Chemo!  Done!!!!

I have 3 blocks and a bag to get done now.  Yikes!

Just a few things… Why I’ve been MIA a lot this last week.

January 17, 2016

I’ve been busy busy busy this last week or so…   These are the fun things I’ve been playing with!127_0938I’ll start here…  This is a redwork mini quilt I’ve been working on in the MQTS swap on flickr.  I am ready to quilt this baby!

127_0889And these little blocks are for a *ahem* late Christmas gift I’m working on…127_0886They were just a wee bit of work…  I definitely needed that coffee!

127_0933Well, look at that…  All put together!

127_0892And a little prep work for Layton Quilt Guild for Thursday’s meeting…  We’re doing a modified wonky house block quilt.  This is my friend Silvana’s  house block design.  Anyone who finished the house by next month will get the tree block FREE!  Yes, that’s right…  FREE…

127_0926And last but not least, I was working on birthday gifties for Roy Quilt Guild!  I got 8 finished just in the nick of time for January birthdays!  I’ll post a tute for these fun little tins within a few days!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hmmm… I don’t think I ever showed this one! LOL!

December 3, 2015

In Layton Quilt Guild we did a “I Heard it on Vinyl” challenge.  Were were supposed to create a quilt based on a vinyl record.

Well, any excuse to make a Wizard of Oz theme quilt is good enough for me!  Mine is based on, you guessed it~  “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”! performed by Judy Garland.  Here is my interpretation:127_0824

I paper pieced mine.  I saw a quilt several years ago on flickr that I loved that inspired me to make this one…  It was created by Lolablueocean.  Mine is considerably different, but has the same feeling!  I love me some text fabric!

Thanks for visiting!

Trunk Full of Quilts!

November 10, 2015

My good friend Soma at http://www.whimsandfancies.com is hosting an online Trunk Show…  For those of you who follow my blog may have guessed, I have a trunk, closet, house, and garage full of quilts!  Lots of them are little…  But I have my share of big ones as well.Stained Glass mini quilt

This little quilt was created for a “Not Square or Rectangle” mini quilt swap on flickr.  I used a stained glass pattern, and bias strips for the black.  I love this technique!

Mini coin quilt made for Wolfmom2ac

This little quilt was made for a Chinese Coin Swap on flickr…  I used bullion roses to decorate the bottom.

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This was for a place mat swap on flickr…  (You’ll definitely see a theme here!)

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This is a close up of the quilting on a Modern Doll Quilt Swap.

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I made this little quilt for the precious baby sitting on it!

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And this is me in my tiara, having won the “Recycled Quilt” Challenge for Roy Quilt Guild!  The petals are made from Pistachio shells.  I drilled holes in them and stitched them on like buttons…

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I made this little NYB to swap with one of my friends…  She made me 2 applique quilt tops in return!

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I made this quilt with scraps for Happy Chemo.  I took lots of pictures of it on a looong drive to Northern Montana.

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This little snowman quilt was made for a swap on flickr…

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I donated this little quilted clock to the Utah State Quilt Guild for a fundraiser.

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In Layton, we swapped pre-cut teacups with fusible already applied.  We were challenged to bring in our quilts the following month.  This is what I came up with!

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I know, you’re supposed to love all your children equally, but this is one of my favorite quilts!  I was given several of the flower die cuts in Layton Quilt Guild as an on time drawing.  I incorporated them into my “Show Stopper” challenge quilt which was supposed to show movement.

Power of 13 Challenge Quilt

This is my Challenge quilt I made for Roy Quilt Guild.  It represents “The Power of 13”  I was given a fat quarter, and a package of buttons and came up with this design.  It has 13 (or multiples) of each item.  Plus I quilted 13 on the right hand side.

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This was a swap piece that I experimented using micro quilting and fabric paint on…  Love the way this came out!

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This was a Fair Challenge Quilt  summer before last.  I used a UFO block I had made in a class in the center and designed the quilt around it.

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Who doesn’t love Rat Zombie?!  I still see a future in store for him…

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I quilted this quilt for Roy Quilt Guild using “Bingo blocks” we had made.  I added the white strips on the diagonal.

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My claim to fame!  (Or infamy as the case may be…)  I swapped these house blocks with my friend Silvana over 12 months.  When we were finished, I designed the quilt.  I’d live here, wouldn’t you?!

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Another flickr swap…  I designed this myself.

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This quilt was for the RJR Landscape Challenge at HMQS this year.  It won an honorable mention…  I called it “Crayon Canyon”.

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This was made using the underwater/beach theme blocks I received in the BBC (Bitty Block Committee) on flickr.

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We exchanged fabric colors in a small group that I belong to, “Prairie Fairies”.  I put mine together differently for sake of the quilting.

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This is this years’ Utah State Fair Challenge Quilt.  The challenge fabric is the white with circle designs.

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I made this one for a Kaffe Swap on FB.

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Just finished this little quilt as a gift…

Thanks for joining me in Whims and Fancies “A Trunk Full of Quilts”!  Feel free to follow me by entering your email address in the sidebar!

Another couple of finishes…

November 10, 2015

127_0786The members of Layton Quilt Guild made extra blocks in a swap to donate for the Clearfield Senior Center.

They graciously allow us to meet there every month.

I volunteered to quilt it…  I love working with these bright happy fabrics!

127_0787Here’s a close up of the quilting so you can see the motifs I quilted on it…  Leaf feathers in the outside border as well.

127_0790And another little project I finished…  I used the faux piping binding taught by Deonn at quiltscapes found here: http://www.quiltscapesqs.com

If you click on the button on the right sidebar for “Riley Blake” it will take you to her tutorials!  I love this method as it is sewn on by machine and looks so professional!

127_0794And I needed some ornaments for an ornament swap in MQTS flickr group.  This pattern is one of Deonn’s tutorials as well!  (She is an uber creative gal and so fun in person!)  XOXO Deonn!

Thanks for visiting!

Layton Quilt Guild… Re-purposing “Cutter” Quilts…

November 23, 2014

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At Quilt Guild on Thursday, Lorri taught us to make re-purposed items out of vintage quilts.  It was very hard for a couple of us to cut into the quilts, although it did help that they had already been cut!  LOL! Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to do it!

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I have a thing for all things vintage quilting, and it almost hurt to cut my heart out.   Lorri assured us that the quilt will still live on in the sweet pillows that we made!

IMG_1177Here is everyone working away…  Viv and Suzy!

IMG_1180I cut one of these as well…  Can you imagine?  This quilt was never finished…  I’ll quilt this one by hand before I make it into a pillow.

Thanks for visiting!

Disappearing Pinwheels and Hourglass Blocks…

August 29, 2014

I’ve been playing around with the Disappearing blocks that I’ve seen on the internet…  One of my guilds asked if I would teach them at our Sew-In last Thursday…

Supplies needed:

1 Layer Cake (Pre-cut 10 inch squres)

40- 10 inch squares cut from a coordinating background fabric

BSK (basic sewing kit)

Sewing Machine

Iron

I used a Moda Layer Cake called “Hope Chest” by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I paired the layer cake (pre-cut 10 inch squares) with 10 inch muslin squares.

I put a layer cake piece with a muslin piece, right sides together and stitched 1/4 inch around all 4 sides of the square.  Then I cut them on both diagonals.  This leaves you with 4- half square triangles.  (They are on the bias, so you have to press carefully as to not distort the shape.)

From this point, I divided my Layer Cake into dark prints and light prints.  I’m going to make a Disappearing Pinwheel with the light prints, and a Disappearing Hourglass with the dark prints…

Here is the technique for making Disappearing Pinwheels:???????????????????????????????  You put your 1/2 square triangles into a pinwheel block and then cut them into 9ths.  For a layer cake. I cut them into 4 1/4 inch squares.

After you cut them into a 9 patch you rearrange them like this:

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Here is the Disappearing Hourglass block…???????????????????????????????

Again, you make the block the same way, just positioning it into an hourglass (I’ve always called this “Broken Dishes”, but traditional quilt blocks have more than one name.)

Cut into a 9 patch using 4 1/4 inch measurements as before.  Then you reposition the pieces as shown below:

???????????????????????????????These are such fun blocks and look so much more difficult than they are!  I still have a bunch of work to do, but the layer cake will make 40 total blocks, so I’m shooting for 2 quilts.  A smaller 4 X 4 layout with the churndash/pinwheel, and a 5 X 5 layout with the star/hourglass block!  More to come when I get farther along!

Thanks for visiting!!!


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