Tuesday, March 20, 2007

2007 Quilt Show, Part Three

These are some more of my favorites from the Arizona Quilters Guild 2007 show:

"Sunday Morning Sudoku" by karen G. Fisher. This looks like a fun technique for playing with color placement. It won third place in the Small pieced, machine quilted category.

You need to click for the larger version to see the amazing quilting in the alternate blocks! This is "Spanish Crosses" by Marlene Cordes. She won an Honorable Mention in the Small Quilt, Mixed Technique, Machine Quilted category.

Finally, I enjoyed the color play in these non-traditional log cabins! I am drawn to the strong geometrics...things I could display in my classroom! "Log Cabin Goes Round" by Vera Smith.

Working over Break

We're thinking it's time to get a video camera. Baby K is on the move! This is the farthest she has ventured into the kitchen. She has a little pink ball that she likes to chase around and she can almost pull up on her toy box and the coffee table. This is a labor of love. (Mom - remember that saying that done is better than perfect???) I made this quilt top 2 years ago for my Dad's birthday. Mom quilted it with parallel (and not-so-parallel) lines. Then she decided the quilting is too horrible to exist in the world. And since I have soooooo much more free time than she does (see above picture...HA!) she dumped it back in my lap to pick out all the quilting and re-do it. I'm not sure what she was thinking, and I'm questioning my own sanity for doing it, but it is an overdue present for my Dad. So here we are. I spent 2 hours last night and haven't even got one block undone.
What would you do now?

Finally, I'll end on a high note. Can I just say that I love pantographs for my longarm??? This quilt is 60x60, and it took me about two hours to quilt. Love that!! It's a shop sample. I'm not sure what fabric line it is, but I think it's gorgeous.