Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Mexico Block of the Month

Here's a sneak peek at some of the blocks for the New Mexico block of the month I will be teaching the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 pm at Quilts Ole.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 29

These are the latest additions to my rendition of the Saturday Sampler at Quilts Ole.

I have four blocks completed for the Quilt Works Block of the Month.

I finished all the blocks for my brother's wedding quilt. I don't care to talk about how it's been over a year since the big event.

I've put together the blocks for the 2010 Saturday Sampler.

All the borders are on my Ombre Shadow quilt, and it's ready to be pinned.

Looking at this one, all I have to say is...oops!

I finished adding borders to the Thimbleweeds Spring Retreat strip quilt.

This one still needs to be quilted.

My superstar student, Sharon Kirkman, finished the quilt I demonstrated.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 8

Click the "Demonstrations" side tab to view the Easy 9-Patch Block I demonstrated on October 8th at Quilts Ole.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12

I finished my 2011 SuperShuttle Quilt Challenge block.
Check it out at the Quilt Festival Website.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11

I finished the "Zoo Quilt" top. Kits will be available at Quilts Ole once the quilter finishes and I get the binding completed.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22

I need to bind, label, and attach a sleeve to my NMQA State Fair Challenge entry by 7 pm tonight.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 14

I'll be demonstrating this ombre shadow quilt at Thimbleweeds on September 1.

Here's another block for "Tonga Rhapsody" by Wing and a Prayer Design.

This is part of my bargello demonstration.
It uses a "Blueberry Pie" Tonga Treats by Timeless Treasures.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4

I finished binding "Running Spikes".

Here's a quilting idea I saw perusing magazines at the grocery store. 

I'm working on the New Mexico Quilters Association Challenge. It must be less than 2' x 3', have at least 2 batik fabrics, and go along with an "Enchanted New Mexico" theme. Right now, it looks like brown toxic ooze. I promise it is going to look like Signature Rock within a month. Plan B is putting a whole lot of foliage on the bottom.

Four blocks left to go on the zoo quilt, including this lion.

This is a bargello in the making.

This is my chart for the bargello.

This is my palette from which to select beautiful fabrics for a secret project, coming at the end of this year!

Block #3 has been cut. Block #2 has been skipped, for now.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1

Yesterday I finished my latest block (Jack & the Beanstalk) for Quilt Ole's Saturday Sampler. Granted, you won't recognize them because I modified them so much. However, I am doing a winter theme and using most of the fabrics I've been provided.

Four out of the eight animals for "The Zoo" are finished. The kits are ready and waiting at Quilts Ole for completion of this sample quilt.

"Running Spikes" is back from the quilter. I just need to bind it.

I'm also beginning a bargello using Timeless Treasures Tonga Treat "Blueberry Pie", which I will demonstrate how to make Aug. 13 at 10:00 am at Quilts Ole.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26

Today I finished the bargello for my grandma Lois.

Here's a close-up of the quilting. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24

I am currently making a bargello quilt for my grandmother. I decided to create the Surf Song Wall Hanging from "Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts" pictured below. However, I decided to cut the strips 
2 1/2" instead of 1 1/2" and used a single strip set for the vertical length instead of 2.

This is my fabric map for the bargello.

This is a portion of the strip set prior to completion and crosscutting.

Here are the strips laid out, ready to be sewn together.

This is the current state of the bargello. I'm going to add another turquoise border 3 1/2" wide before I start pinning.

This is the Robert Kaufmn Satinesque Stripe fabric I chose for the backing. It's not a batik, but I decided not to hold that against it, since it is such a pretty color.

So far I've completed two animals of the sample zoo quilt for Quilts Ole.

The Jacob's Ladder quilt for Sophia Madison Casuga is completed. Now I only need to get ahold of her mother to pass this quilt along before I decide to keep it!

My "Shepherds Abiding" is complete, including kits and instructions ready for "Christmas in July" at Quilts Ole.