Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flower Garden Quilt

A few years ago I started Kim's flower garden quilt and then I just stalled out
there was something wrong and I couldn't figure it out.  Finally I realized I just didn't like the background fabric.  So I gave away all my blocks and Sunday I started over.  I finally found the perfect shirting background and started with one of my favorite blocks!  I just love this quilt and look forward to starting my second block today…
Yes I am doing mine again in Reproduction fabrics!  don't look too close at the appliqué stitching haven't done any appliqué in over a year…..  but I wanted you to see the fabrics up close, I hear these are lovingly referred to as Old Brights… the reproduction fabric style.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Roseville Update

Finally finished the top panel.  It took a long time since I worked on it at the same time as the bottom panel and some other blocks, which I hope to finish (and share) soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Still Beaming

It took four years to completely finish my Roseville Album, but what a thrill it was to receive the ribbon for Best of Show at The Berrien Towne and Country Quilt Guild quilt show today.  Hanging under the big purple ribbon is a second ribbon for Honorable Mention in the Bed Quilt category. 

 One has to drive at least 90 minutes to find Kaffe Fassett fabrics in this part of the Midwest, but my quilt drew so many good questions about the fabric and the designer that I am betting some of the people who attended the show are on line right now seeking patterns and fabric.  Donna Kooistra, an AQS certified quilt appraiser, so admires the fabrics, and she loved the quilting, done by Heather Broehm.  Thank you, Kim, for your beautiful pattern, and thanks to all of you GA subscribers who have been unfailing in your encouragement along the way.