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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

TA DA!!

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I finished a throw size quilt (57 x 68) and not just any quilt but the Busby Berkeley Inspired Popsicles quilt I've been working on for a couple months, almost exactly two months!

I don't typically design using blocks but I couldn't pass up this Popsicle inspiration.  When I design I usually see the whole area as a blank canvas to create on so it was unusual for me to start with a block.  The idea first came into my head when I saw a great promo for craftsy.com featuring some popsicles.  Around the same time I started thinking about some old movies I'd seen and for whatever reason I landed on Busby Berkeley and his over the top choreographed dance scenes but it wasn't until I was laying out my quilt top with the popsicles that I got the idea to combine the two inspirations.


This quilt was a change challenge for me and even though my points don't match up I'm very proud that I saw it through to the end.  I also chose quilting to accentuate the Busby Berkeley t…

Where does the time go?

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Sorry for the long blogosphere absence, it hasn't been intentional.  I've had a crazy last 5 - 6 weeks.  My oldest niece got married and all the hoopla surrounding that, I went on a camping trip, my daughter had 4 root canals  and have been working on a couple secret projects.  None of these activities help in the actual sewing of a quilt but I did get a lot of designing done and one baby quilt.
This was a fun quilt to make, very cheerful.  I did the math for piecing the Popsicle on point and have to say may calculations were much more forgiving on this quilt top then on the 11" Popsicle blocks.


I didn't want the quilting to take away from the Popsicle so I kept it very simple but added a wood grain to the stick.

And finally one of the main reasons I made the quilt... to give it to my daughter.


I also worked on a banner for the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild.  I finished the top and am hoping one of our talented guild members will quilt it.

I'm pleased with the fi…