Monday, October 29, 2012

Quilt Show ! Quilt Show!


Come see this beauty and lots more at the Orange Grove Quilters Guild show.
Nov 2 & 3
Friday 12:00--6:00
Sat      9:00-4:00
Lots of quilts, vendors, opportunity baskets, door prizes, & quilt appraiser.
Featured Quilter Mary O'Driscoll and her fabulous quilts!

Acker Hall , Garden Grove Methodist Church
12741 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA

Admission $ 7.00

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

MQX 2012

I recently attended the Machine Quilters Expo in Portland Oregon. It is a show and classes for all machine quilters. Domestic & LongArm. Here are a few of the absolutly fabulous quilts. The quilting is over the top exquisite!

Gina Perkes

close up of the quilting

Deb Levy

quilting is fabulous on these hand dyed & painted pieces

Carnival Stampede by Cathy Wiggins

look at the detail in the quilting!
If you get a chance to attend this show, run and be first in line!

Page Johnson, lots of thread work

Close up detail

Page Johnson

the beautiful blue is added after stitching with paint

These are just a small sample of the wonderful eye candy on display. In addition there were vendors,every model of machine to try out and play on, and great classes. I'll be back next year!

Double Wedding Ring -Awesome!

Just had to share this quilt from one of my favorite clients. Merci did a great job on this quilt and it quilted up so pretty. Her fabric choices to create the shading in the rings are perfect. .
We used  So Fine White in the body of the quilt and So Fine 713 variegated green in the border.
 The multicolored green ranged from light, leafy, medium to dark, no white, all shades of green. It was Merci's idea and really sets off the quilt.
The quilt patterns are feathers in the centers and melons and a curved crosshatch in the setting triangle blocks.  I find the straight lines of the crosshatch pair well with the feather motifs. They compliment each other so nicely.

 The border is a small feather with some little curly sprays. it looked super stitched out.
I recently gave a talk to my local Longarm Guild and showed this quilt. It got lots of " oohs & ahs".
Double wedding ring and Dresden Plate are some of my favorite quilt styles and look so good when quilted. They really come alive.As you know, this is not an easy pattern to piece. You will find a lot of these tops in trunks uncompleted. So give yourself a high five Merci. This one is gorgeous!