Sunday, January 29, 2012

Snake River

I love this Snake River Log Cabin quilt.  It's from Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book.  The fabrics are orientals with neutrals.  Pieced by Jodie Nidey.   
 All the quilting was done freehand.  Feathers are quilted in the light areas.  Lots of SID around the red squares, dark fabrics and in the borders.
 Lines make a nice contrast to the curvy feathers and allow some relief, so everything isn't quilted down. 
 The center has a curvy feather.
 Here's a corner.
 A close up - SID  makes the red and the border fabrics pop.  Double lines to mimic the lines I quiltd in the body of the quilt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring Fling

This is my first Irish Chain quilt.  I pieced this quilt with quilting designs in mind.  There is a large alternate block in the quilt that begs for quilting. 
I started quilting it during my December break.  I had to finish quickly so I could start with other quilts in January.   It's pretty open quilting (for me anyway).  I wanted to get at least one of my quilts done for our local quilt show in March 2012.  I may have to put it back on my table and fill in with more quilting, even if it's after the quilt show!  Here are a few shots. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Holiday Party

Last night was our guild's Holiday Party.  A few years ago we switched to a January date because of a snow storm in December and we kept it ever since - not as hectic.  This is an optional event for our guild and we had about 75 or so in attendance.  The club we meet at keeps the Christmas decorations up - so it feels festive!
Our hostesses kept us entertained with games and raffle prizes donated by local shops. 

We also had a Xmas block exchange - not all are pictured.  Bring one get one.  Really pretty blocks!

The pincushion exchange was very popular - at least half the members participated and they did a Congo line to show off their goodies!
 Our gang of trouble makers!