I finished sewing on the last round of logs. I have a stack to iron still but I’m finished sewing all 110 blocks (this is a revision from 100 because, duh, 10 logs of each size in 11 different fabrics total 110), woo hoo. Now I can play with the setting
And because animal photos are just too cute, here’s Simontacchi supervising grocery unloading. I think he’s keeping a sharp eye out for cat food….as you can tell, he’s food motivated
The time of year when a quilt is what’s needed to keep the chill away…….especially if you’re a four footed family member
That’s Simontacchi who loves to get under a quilt and our new puppy dog, Harley. I know weird picture angle so here’s a better picture of Mr. Harley. He’s such a cutie and makes me laugh. He’s a rescue English Pointer mix that we got when he was 4 months old. He is just so darn cute!!
Here’s what’s on my design wall late this Monday evening. I’m linking up with Design Wall Mondays so check out what other quilters are working on.
I read how other quilters have this problem with starting a new project when they should be working/finishing other ones. How do you stop it???? Look what I did………I started another project when I should be finishing two other ones! The brown thrifted shirts were calling me and I couldn’t resist the urge to start a log cabin quilt.
Should I set them like this?
Or maybe like this?
Or maybe like this? I’m leaning towards this one and since I have 100 blocks that are 7 1/2″, it should make a nice graphic quilt, IMHO. Guess we’ll find out as I finish up the rest of the blocks.
I have a few fun things to show First are the beautiful rosettes from the honorable mention ribbons my quilts won at the Quintessential Quilt 2013 show.
The one above was made by Mary Adams for Vicksburg and the one below was made by Deb Lewis for Tiled. I’m pleased to have won these lovely ribbons
At scrap club several months back, Connie Barnett instructed us on how to make snap bags. I’m so pleased with my fabric choices and the way the bag turned out, woot, woot!
I’ve resumed an applique project, Folk Style Sampler from Australian Patchwork & Quilting that I started in August of 2007. There are 9 blocks and I had 6 completed. Here’s number 7
I’m about half way done with number 8 so this one might make it past the block stage in a couple of months. Here’s my design wall with the first three months of the newest First Saturday, The Fox Sails the Greek Isles, as well as the last two blocks from The Fox has Dots series. I’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday.
Happy Quilting, Cherie
Our guild, Circle in the Square Quilters, directs a judged and juried quilt show every other year. The University City Historical Society manages the finances and applies for a Regional Arts Commission grant and the University City Public Library hosts our show for an entire month in their gallery and atrium.
In the gallery….
In the atrium where you can see the library setting (pay no attention to the weaving suspended in the middle….it’s not part of the show ).
Everyone can enjoy the show as it’s free and the Library is open until 9pm on week days. While the guild directs the show, it is open to anyone to enter. These are reasons I like our show so much.
I entered my applique quilt “Vicksburg” which was a free block of the month from Dawn Hesse of Linen Closet Quilts and won honorable mention in the Traditional Large Quilt category
I’m in good company because I placed right behind Ricky Tims’ quilt he made with his father, Northern Lights, which took second place
One of the things we did this year was a design wall and the library staff tell me it’s been VERY popular and looks different every day!
Another picture of the gallery….don’t you love the cat quilt by Connie Barnett?
Suzanne Marshall won Best of Show with her “The Beastiary’s Whale” wall quilt (this photo does NOT do it justice!)
I like this quilt by Judy Humphries because it reminds me of my dad…..who calls these rusticles
We’ll be taking the show down on Saturday and it’s a bit sad. The library always looks a bit bare afterwards.