Showing posts from September, 2017

Tale of a Group Project

Earlier this year my guild, Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild which I'm VP Programs of (in full disclosure), decided to make a quilt to raffle off.  It's been quite the adventure and at our first ever retreat we put the last stitch in the binding!

When we first decided to make a raffle quilt I stepped forward to design it.  I wanted a design that was modern traditional to appeal to as many quilters as possible and a design that the average quilter wouldn't be likely to complete on their own so I picked a pineapple log cabin.  The next step was to select a color palette.  We gave our guild several Design Seeds pictures to vote on and the winning picture was a great blue-green-purple palette.

With the color palette in hand I set out to design the quilt.  I spent several hours looking at pineapple quilts on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with all I saw.  I ended up designing a block with an ombre´, always a crowd-pleaser, and a good balance of negative space.

Once the d…

More Quilt Results

As I mentioned in my last post there's been a lot of quilt related news generated the past few weeks.  Next up, AQS Fall Quilt Week in Paducah, KY.  During the summer I found out I had four quilts accepted to hang at Fall Quilt Week.  I was completely shocked, shocked!, especially since two of the quilts were Quiltcon "rejects."  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend Fall Quilt Week because  I was camping through Thursday and would have missed most of the show, via social media, if some kind ladies on Instagram hadn't had sent me pictures of my quilts, thank you Connie (@gynconnie), Marla (@pennylanequilts), and Judith.  Check out their quilts on IG!

I decided to enter four quilts thinking my chance of getting a quilt accepted was the same as winning the Lotto but then all four were accepted and man was it expensive!!  In the future, I don't think I will enter more than two quilts into an AQS show maybe only one.  Almost all the expense was the requirement to…

Local Fair Results

There has been a multitude of things going on the last couple weeks so I hope you don't mind the length of this post.  Right off I want to mention that Amy Ellis is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year!  The festival is a great way to find new bloggers and, of course, see some amazing quilts.

I wasn't sure what two quilts I wanted to share for the festival but then I realized the start of the festival corresponded nicely with the Spokane Interstate Fair.  This year I entered two quilts, Scandinavian Pathway and Modern Stepping Stones Mini.  I'm happy to say both quilts got blue ribbons!!  Definitely better than last year but not as good as 2015.  

Today I picked up my quilts and the judges notes.  I raced back to my car and greedily opened the papers up taking in each word.  Modern Stepping Stones Mini couldn't have done better but still did not receive a special award (the fair gives 5 special awards, Washington State Quilters award a 1st & 2nd place a…