It’s almost fall and I’ve hardly posted all summer! It’s been super busy but I have managed to work in some sewing. I also made a short trip to California to visit Beth but I’ll post those picture later. For now, let’s see what’s been happening in the sewing room!
I finished this chevron quilt which will go to a new home next week. I made it as a wedding present for our niece, JoAnna, who is marrying Spencer next week. Because of their dog, they didn’t want a bed quilt. This one is a large lap quilt.
This little boy’s quilt is already in Moore, OK where our new great-nephew is now home with his family. He was born very premature and weighed only 1 pound 11 ounces. He is now up to almost 7 pounds! Here he is with big brother Noah.At the end of July, I went to a quilt retreat with friends. I completed this quilt top which is still waiting for the quilting!This is the Movement in Squares pattern by Wendy Sheppard. The boxes are all made from Marcia Derse fabrics. I’m quite pleased with how it came out. The piecing was a bit complicated but not too hard as long as I was paying attention! Now I just have to decide how to quilt it.
Finally, I’ve finished a project. I’ve been working on this quilt for about 3 months. I fell in love with the Sphere Collection by Zen Chic and bought a packet of fat 8ths. This seemed like the perfect pattern. I think it has a very summery, nautical feel. I’m calling it Pennants on Parade!
I also quilted a smaller crib size quilt for one of my guild members. She’ll bind it and donate to the hospital for our guild kid’s quilt project. I had fun quilting it and got some good practice time in.
I’m off to a quilt retreat this week and hope to get a good start on a quilt using my Marcia Derse fat quarter collection that I bought in Houston last fall.
This week I managed to finish a charity quilt for the kids in the hospital and another baby quilt that may or may not become a charity quilt. I used both of these quilts to practice my ruler work with my handi quilter sixteen.
This month has been really busy! It included a 3 day workshop with Sue Spargo, a week in Paducah and a quilt finish!
This is our annual photo of our Bryerpatch Studio work crew. This was the last year so it was a bit bittersweet this year. Caryl and Ron are off to live full-time in Washington state. Bryerpatch Studio has been sold to Paper Pieces who will be up and running in the Paducah building in June.
I’ve spent some time finishing the block I started in the Sue Spargo workshop. I’ve learned lots of new stitches and really had fun with this.
This summer I’m going to be teaching a chevron quilt at The Quilted Fox. In preparing for the class, I finished another small quilt.
Now it’s Mother’s Day weekend. I’m including a photo of my daughter, Beth, and her husband, John, at a fundraising event she organized for her job as the development director of a not-for-profit.
I found this amazing vintage Koret leather handbag at a thrift sale today. It’s the perfect bag for a quilter! Notice the elegant gold and silver scissors. And the clasp is a thimble. The ladies running the sale saved the bag for me because they know I’m a quilter! I came home and did a little research on it. I discovered that The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a bag just like mine in their collection. I’ll be taking it with me to the AQS show in Paducah!
Here are my two recent finishes which are both charity quilts. I picked up this quilt top and backing at the last Bits ‘n’ Pieces meeting. All I needed to do was quilt it and bind it. This was a very nicely made and pretty quilt top that quilted up easily. It should make some child much cheerier! The quilt will go to Cover our Kids.
I found the blocks for the second quilt in a Charity Sharity bag along with fabric that had been used in the blocks. So I put the blocks together, added borders and quilted it. This one will go to the kid’s quilts project for Piece Mill Quilters.
I just finished this wall quilt this week. The quilt is called Connections and it is made with two of the Benartex gradations designed by Caryl Bryer-Fallert Gentry. This quilt will hang in the gallery at Bryerpatch Studio during the upcoming AQS quilt show in Paducah. Caryl has her 30 x 30 show hanging in the gallery now and this quilt will join them for the week. Caryl invited all of us who join her every year to help in her shop to make a quilt. The quilt represents the connections I’ve made with dozens of wonderful quilters while working in Caryl’s store during the annual show.