Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Lives!

 Happy Easter!
Today is the day 
out all the other 364 days of the year
for which I am 
most grateful!
 The Resurrection
by Carl Heinrich Bloch
He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.
(*Song: I Know That my Redeemer Lives)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Night Sky Quilt

 Hanging on the wall
is a very beautiful quilt.
Night Sky
 Made by shop owner Ray Steeves
 Great use of Kona solids!
Notice that the monochromatic stars are made with 
4 shades from the same color family.
using the Sidekick Ruler
Julie wrote "No Y Seams!"

Friday, April 18, 2014

Teaching Flying Geese at 3 Dudes

 The other night
Denise and I 
taught a Flying Geese class
at 3 Dudes Quilting
using the Sew and Fold paper
from 
 Denise came very prepared
with impressive design boards 
showing step by step instructions.
Her background as an Interior Designer
really shines forth!
 The students had an option of making one of 
two quilts.
Day Trip (designed by Denise)
uses the 
3" X 6 " Flying Geese papers
 Side Trip (also designed by Denise)
uses the 
2.5" X 5" Flying Geese paper
 The students precut their 
triangles before class
and were ready to get started right away.
 We had a full class and I was impressed
with how quickly everyone caught on.
We heard comments through out the evening
of how after just a few geese
they felt they had the technique down.
They loved how easy and fast the geese went together.
 It's always fun to see how
different color schemes come together
when students make the same quilt.
 We heard a lot of 
"whooo hooo's!"
and "yays!"
as each geese sewed together with
perfect points
and 
perfect quarter inch seams on each side.
Some of the colors were whimsical.
A quilt for a grand child.
 Sherri was creating a quilt
with fabrics decorated with spools of thread
 for her sewing room.
The instructions for making
Flying Geese
on the Sew and Fold paper
really is easy.
They come in 5 different sizes.
Day Trip pattern
Side Trip pattern
and
the matching Flying Geese papers
can be purchased from 
Triangles On A Roll

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nosegay Quilt

The other day while I was sewing at 3 Dudes
Deborah Engle
and 
Karen Gilbert
walked in with their recently finished
Nosegay Quilts
This is a traditional quilt block from the 1930's
but they have modernized theirs
with bright happy fabrics.
Look at all of those beautiful
Kaffe Fassett flowers
and cute gingham black baskets!
I love this quilt!
Deborah just received her quilt back from the quilter
so the sides had not been trimmed yet.
She was in the shop getting tips on how to sew
a bias binding around all of those pointed edges.
So beautifully done!
How I would love to make this quilt!
Deborah and Karen are part of a group
from through out the United States 
who have gathered together for
the last 20 years for retreats
taught by Pat Grago 
Pat currently teaches the
Scraps Are Us classes
at 3 Dudes Quilt Shop
Karen also brought in her
Nosegay quilt that still needs to be quilted.
Another fun 
Show and Tell
I'm not sure if this was made by Deborah or Karen?
Traditional Basket Quilt
with a great use of fussy cut borders.
Thanks for sharing ladies!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day Quilt Finish

 I've now finished the top of
Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
and it's ready to be sent off to
Pat Roche (Pat's Just Quilting)
for the long arm quilting.
 If you look closely 
you can see all of this quilt is made up
of 
Half Square Triangles
Pattern Design by 
Emily Bailey (Aunt Em's Quilts)
 I love how the placement of the 
half square triangles make up
the center block to be a 
pinwheel surrounded by a star.
 Using 5 inch Half Square Triangle paper
made each HST so accurate
that they quilt top went together fast.
 I used a variety of 
Kona Solids
 Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
pattern can be ordered from 
Triangles On A Roll

And one roll of the 5 inch 
Half Square Triangle paper
can also be ordered from
Triangles On A Roll