Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar

August 20-22, 2009

Mom, Adele, and I, along with a few of our friends, had a great time at the 2009 Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar. It was two and a half days with more ideas than we can even remember! Above was one of the techniques we learned. This is a set in circle! Yes, that's correct! I cut a circle and cut a hole in the other fabric and sewed the circle in by machine! We'll be posting more as we get them done!

Thanks to everyone who came with us and made it a fun and amazing weekend!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quilt 144 - Shades of Chelan

60 x 60"

I started this quilt on a Birthday Trip to Chelan to visit my brother and sister-in-law. It was supposed to have been a no quilting trip, BUT the quilt store was having a sale on fat quarters. Luckily Andrea had a cutting table and supplies, and Mom packed the sewing machine "just in case". One of many quilts I've made using the Disappearing Nine Patch technique, but only one of two that I've actually finished! Imagine starting and completing a quilt in the same year! Maybe I've turned a new leaf...

The colors remind me of the different seasons in Chelan: the blue of the sky and water, the green of the orchards and the white of the snow. I put a fluffy back on it, so it would be nice and cozy. Mom used an all over design in the middle and followed the flowers in the border.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quilt 143 - Julia's Placerville House Quilt

18" X 24"
Quilt Made By Julia Graham, 1996
Hard to believe it has been a year, Julia Rose. You are missed so much by so many. This quilted wall hanging has been hanging over my piano and Issac loved seeing it when he was visiting in November. Julia appliqued this wall hanging from a picture she had of the house they lived in for several years when Issac and Jen were babies. This piece was professionally framed and shows the wonderful artistic talent Julia had.