The following quilts are going into the show this weekend titled with the following names:
Challenged by Yellow
I found Judy L’s (Patchwork Times online) monochromatic challenge for the month of January intriguing – Yellow! Yellow! Who makes a full yellow quilt?
Challenge is on!
Using Bonnie Hunters (Quiltville) Strip Twist pattern as inspiration, I made the 2 blocks (limited in size by my lack of yellow fabrics) and then found a black and yellow butterfly on my calendar, so I traced and appliqued it onto the top.
Make it Sew
6 X 17 X 12
I was inspired to make the style of cover by flossie blossom (on flickr) but wanted a machine cover that had the words “make it sew”. Make it sew is a play on Start Terk Next Generation Captain Piccard’s famous line “Make it so” So I added the Star Trek emblem to the front.
I had wanted to complete a spectrum quilt, and on Star Trek they refer to ‘dilithium’ a lot, so the embroidery on the front and back is dilithium – 2 lithium spectra.
The hole in the back is perfect fit for my machine.
Homeless Escher Steps in 3D
18 X 16
Pattern from paperpieces.com
This is the first quitl I hand pieced which was a breeze. 1-2 sides a day every day after lunch, this took a while to piece, but I enjoyed doing it.
Pattern was absolutely perfect for my round table and then I got rid of the table 2 months after completing this quilt.
Named by blog readers.
Tilted Online Friendship (With Tribbles)
37 x 37
This was a swapped block from quilterscache.com as the first swap of a group of Quilting podcasters and listeners. Sandi (Colwell) pieced the tilted 4 patch blocks and I sashed the blocks and added the applique which I designed.
This quilt is my first attempt at quilt-as-you-go technique which caused some issues.
The gold hexagons I call ‘tribbles’ because they were multiplying like crazy for another project. Even they could not stay away from this quilt.
Sunflower Patio Dreams
37 X 39
The leaves and the flower petals were from a pattern called “Delightful Daisies” by Bee Creative Studio which I muiltiplied, created a bud that was opened.
I designed the two flowerpots myself, using one of my flower pots as inspiration.
The birds are from ‘Award Winning Applique Birds’ by Panela Humphries and I envisioned this (quilt scene) as if I was looking out the window on a patio.
After searching online the daisies I made were way more like sunflowers which caused some confusion for a while on the title.
Quilt Auction Quilt:
Tweeting in the Crimson Sunrise
21 x 21
Pattern from Quilters cache.com
Otherwise known as “Ouch this hurts my eyes”
Will try to get a podcast around the ‘behind the scenes of a quilt show” by podcasting a little each day the next few days. The Quilt Show starts Friday at Eudora Middle School and goes through Saturday afternoon.