Thursday, July 28, 2016

Open Sew Night

These two Churn Dash Quilts are Jerilu's daughters.  They both made one and look how different they turned out.  Aren't they so cute?  The one above looks more modern.  If you look at the two spots where there looks like the blocks are missing, they are just really light.  I love the look.  Both are so happy.  These were quilted by Connie, I think she lives in Parawan.

Now if I remember right this one is LaVee's.  The red and black are so pretty.  She has her quilts quilted in Kanab by a friend.  This is beautiful.  Our Wednesday sewing nights will resume in August.  Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sewing Camp at Quiltique

My daughter, Zoey, went to sewing camp in Henderson, Nevada.  Quiltique has had a sewing camp for kids each year for the past 4 years.  The camp is in the morning each week day for one week and is for kids 10 and up.  I was very pleased with the camp and so were Zoey and her friend.  
This is Zoey and her friend Taylor on the first day of camp.  They made a zipper bag the first day.  The second day they made a pillow case with hand embroidered names on them.  I forgot to take a picture of that.

The third day they made ice-cream charms out of felt.  Zoey has put that with her name tag on her machine.  Then on the fourth day they started their quilt and also started a sleepover bag.

This is Taylor with her quilt.  They finished up their projects the last day and had a pizza party to conclude.  
Zoey is showing her sleepover bag.  It is blurry at the bottom but the bag has a zippered pocket on it.  At the end of the camp they get to keep the sewing machines that they used.  This was a great idea because Zoey has been sewing nonstop since she got home.  She is comfortable with the machine and can thread it all by her self.  She can even take care of the bobbin.  The teachers were wonderful too.  Miss Patty and Miss Karen really were the teachers.  I will try again next year to have Zoey go to sewing camp at Quiltique.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sophie Tying Her First Quilt

My youngest daughter tied her first quilt.  My friend Lana gave her the top and I had a back.  We got it all set up and she went to it.  She allowed her sister to do four stitches and then said that she was going to do it all by her self.  She is seven and I am so proud of her.

Sophie is binding her quilt with a rolled edge binding.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Shopping at the Quilt Walk

My daughter, Zoey spent some of her money buying some new fabrics.  She loves to shop.  We had several vendors at the Quilt Walk.  I thought that you may enjoy some of the quilts they were high lighting at the show.

I think they call this a string quilt.  This vendor had all sorts of batting.  I am sorry to say I don't remember who this was.  If you know let me know.  I felt the batts and I quite liked the bamboo.

Now this darling quilt is done by Dave's Bernina in St. George.  My friends Becky and LaRetta are both making this and their blocks are darling.  They are using mylar under the embroidery and it makes the boots sparkle. 

This is so pretty.  They use the embroidery machines and the do a wonderful job.

I love the Halloween quilt below.  I do love my Bernina, and it is not the new fancy ones.  I am sure you would enjoy any of the Bernina machines.  Dave's could help you get the kind that would suit you.  I'm not quite ready to move up to the embroidery machines but my friends are loving theirs.  They are running two machines at the same time.  They are making beautiful quilts too.

Just a little note if you are interested.  I heard that Dave's Bernina is doing a sewing cruise.  If you are interested you should contact them soon.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quilt S'more in Gunnison

I stopped in Quilt S'more in Gunnison when I was meeting up with my sister.  I had seen the shop many times as I drove by on my way to and from Utah County.  This particular day I wasn't in a hurry so I stopped.  I was happy to see the lovely ladies that had come to our Quilt Walk there.  My girls were excited also to see one of the friends they had made there too.

This shop has long arms and accu-quilter stuff.  They also have fabric and notions.  They have a nice learning area where they must have classes.
This is the Drindle Dress.  It was taught at our retreat a couple of years ago.  It still appeals to me.

I think they also have embroidery machines.  This is done with a machine.

I enjoyed looking at this antique quilt is so pretty.  The black really sets it off.  

I love these colors.  They are so bright and fun for a child.
I haven't see anyone use minky to applique with but I think this is cute.  I am sure it is soft too.  
This one is perfect for the farming community.  It is sew cute.

This may be a trip around the world pattern.  The prints remind me of my grandma.

This is a darling quilt.  The animals are so cute.
I could not read this but I am sure you could put your own words on your quilt.
Look at the boarders on this.  It just goes to show you you can put as many boarders on as you want to make your quilt fit your bed.  I hope this little shop does well.  The ladies are very nice and are willing to help you with your next project.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jill Findley

Jill Findley was another one of our trunk show presenters.  She does exquisite applique and piecing.  She also has her own line of patterns, fabric and products that you will love.  Jill owns Jillily Studio.  She has a fabulous applique glue that you may want to try.  Her patterns are cute too.

Jerilu is one of our quilt holders.

Jill was wonderful as a speaker.  I loved to hear about how her patterns came about.

This one was to celebrate Utah's Centennial year.  

This pattern was cherries jubilee, if I remember correctly.

These florals have a little applique to enhance the piecing.  They are so pretty.

These runners are certainly nice.  You will have to look on her web site to see which of these patterns are still available.

This bike panel was very popular.  I think they only have the accent fabrics left.  The bike is really cute.

She regularly uses curves in her quilts.  Scallops soften the quilt.

I did see some of that fabric on her web site recently.  If you are interested you had better look soon.

These curves are made with a log cabin pattern.  If you look closely the red side is slightly larger than the white side.  I saw a ruler that helps make this pattern.

This reminds me of an argyle sweater.  I do think the appliqué puts this over the top.

The more grown up look of these boats is appealing to me.  Those waves are like prairie points, they stick out.

Jill said that just by choosing different focus fabrics in the same line you could get totally different looks.  She tries to make a couple of quilts with each line so she can accent the different fabrics.

This is beautiful.  It reminds me of wedgwood.

This one was made to show the cute piecing across the center of the bed and have the pretty part hang down to show the appliqué.  Very smart.

A couple of these quilts were round robins with in her friends and family.  The work is beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed all the pretty quilts by Jill Findley.  She is extremely talented and I love her work.  Check out her web site and it will tell you of her up coming events.