Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You Know You Are A Quilter When...

My friend Annie Unrein belongs to a wonderful friendship group with 6 very talented women. They challenged each other to design a block with the Theme "You Know You Are A Quilter When...."

Each participant was asked to paper piece a self portrait along with the theme.

Annie took her sets of blocks and placed them in this award winning quilt.
She won Best of Theme with The Utah Quilt Guild 2009.
Congratulations Annie!

Annie's group gets together every Monday to sew at Ginny's house. They leave their machines up full time.

These adage's are so true!

Annie left this as a comment, but I also want to add the information:
The patterns for each of the quilters came from Ruth B. McDowell's book, When Quilters Gather, so if anyone wants to make their own quilt, they should look for that book. I think it is out of print, but you might find it in a guild library or used online site.
I had fun coming up with the sayings and the layout. I designed the layout using Custom Set in EQ6. That program is perfect for figuring out how to put a quilt together with odd-sized blocks.
I photographed the blocks and imported them into EQ6 so that I could position them where I wanted them. I then figured out what size to make the quote blocks and the backgrounds.
If you're interested in learning more about EQ6 or Ruth McDowell's paper piecing technique, I love to teach both of those classes! Email me for more info at annieu@infowest.com.




One block was 3-D.

I like this quilter; she is working with a Kaffe!

and finally, your idea of heaven is making a quilt with your friends.
Be sure and go over and visit Annie's web site to see all of her wonderful patterns and ideas.

16 comments:

Material Mary said...

The saying are true true true and some very imaginative blocks. Love it.
Mary

Rae Ann said...

I LOVE this quilt! Thanks for letting us see this great work of art.

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Stephanie said...

A quilt we can all relate to. Very deserving of the award. Thanks for sharing.

Quilts and Cats said...

How great...Annie definitely hit the mark with this quilt. Thanks for the share.

Helle said...

wow thats was a fantastic quilt - great job to make this unique quilt...wish it could be buy as a pattern - every quilter must have this on her wall.
Helle

jenclair said...

I adore this quilt and its perfectly true sayings!

Lori Holt said...

What a fabulous quilt Nedra! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sherri said...

What an amazing quilt...I'd love to see it in person!

patchworker said...

Oh whar a wondeful quilt. I would love to buy a pattern, if it for sale.
Esther

Natishia (Tish) Chacon said...

That is a Beautiful quilt. I love all the sayings.
Tish

sallgood said...

So TRUE!! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone! :D

PattyBYoung said...

This is beautiful!
Patty
http://pattybenneryoungagain.blogspot.com/

Pots and Pins said...

Clever, fun and oh so true! I love Annie's quilt...thanks so much for showing us!

Sharleen said...

What a great quilt! I love the sayings on it. They are so true!!
What great attention to detail.

Annie said...

Nedra:

Thanks for posting about my quilt, "You Know You Are A Quilter When. . . " It was such a fun quilt to make and will always be a treasure because my friends had a part in making it.

The patterns for each of the quilters came from Ruth B. McDowell's book, When Quilters Gather, so if anyone wants to make their own quilt, they should look for that book. I think it is out of print, but you might find it in a guild library or used online site.

I had fun coming up with the sayings and the layout. I designed the layout using Custom Set in EQ6. That program is perfect for figuring out how to put a quilt together with odd-sized blocks.

I photographed the blocks and imported them into EQ6 so that I could position them where I wanted them. I then figured out what size to make the quote blocks and the backgrounds.

If you're interested in learning more about EQ6 or Ruth McDowell's paper piecing technique, I love to teach both of those classes! Email me for more info at annieu@infowest.com.

Annie