Monday, November 06, 2006

For the Piecemakers

Amy at The Calico Cat graciously put a link for the IQA Houston Quilt Show winners on her blog so I am going to post the photos that I took which caught my eye and, although they may not have received a ribbon, are still winners!!



This quilt is circular and is appropriately called "Circle the Wagons" by Kathy Lichtendahl from Clark, Wyoming. How clever is she!! First to make a circular quilt(lots of bias and a binding nightmare) and using the wagon wheel theme, I thought it was great. I am including a closeup of one of the pie shapes. I absolutely loved this one!





This quilt was made by Emiko Toda Loeb of New York and is called "Rose Dance". Don't know where the name comes in but this quilt is spectacular. It is double sided! Imagine not only piecing the front of the quilt but completely piecing the back!




Well, it seems that Blogger has decided I have reached my "loading limit" so I'll give you an update on my quilting status. I know that it is the beginning of November and people are reviewing their October progress (mine- not much!) and posting goals for November. But I am not posting goals or even discussing what I think or hope to accomplish this month. Life is just too crazy lately so if any quilting gets done THAT WILL BE A GOAL!! LOL

This weekend my guild had a quilting workshop. We could do the chosen project or "do our own thing" which is what I did. I bought a quilt kit in Jacksonville, FL in September two years ago with the idea that it would be completed for my DH that December. It is a McKenna Ryan block from one of her BOMs. It's a wreath with two chickadees sitting under a black top hat. Super cute!! Sewww, after searching in my stash closet for 45 minutes. I found the kit! This has actually been on my list of "to dos'" on my blog. It is fusible applique ( in my opinion the only way to applique or at least, the only way I'll ever applique!! *g*) . I got the center block done and fused and now need to add the borders. So this will be done for Christmas. I am also still plodding along on the quilting of my "beloved" Mystery quilt. I have five more blocks to quilt and then I can add the binding. I am also working on the wool Christmas ornaments that I prepped and took to Houston. They are coming along!!

Tomorrow, I hope to show you my goodies from Houston. I took pics yesterday. They have been sitting in a pile on my cutting table since I returned. I didn't want to put them away before I took the pics as they would get swallowed in the stash closet and I may never see them again!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW - that "Rose Dance" sure is neat. My first thought was that is a log cabin quilt - then I realized that some of those squares are logs or parts of logs form several blocks... Very cool. (After you do your daughters M. Ryan fusible quilt, you wanna do 1 of mine - I think I have 4 if not 5 of those kits...)

Hedgehog said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I just can't get over that wagon wheel quilt!

Libby said...

The quilts from Houston are just amazing -- I bet even more so in person ..... someday ......

Nines said...

Love the quilts. Even though I would never even aspire to be that great at quilt making, it is just amazing to look at, huh? Reminds me of a visit to the Art Institute- it just blows you away to think that there is that kind of talent and dedication out there! Thanks for sharing.

anne bebbington said...

I absolutely love that Circle of Wagons quilt - I can quite understand why you were so enchanted with it - a simple concept but so effective