We got a new pattern book in at work that has just throw pillow patterns in it. Linda and I liked it so much we soon decided to teach a few classes out of it. This is the first pillow made from the book. It is called Jewel of the Seas and why I don't know. Maybe because they used aqua as the main color, where I used red (red matches my sofa and loveseat). The center is made of string blocks (always a favorite of mine) and has several borders. It has bound edges and I put a zipper in the back. I will be teaching another pillow from the book. It is called Crystallized and consists of many half-square triangles. The trick is the use of warm and cool colors and the way you put them together. Linda has picked another couple of pillows to teach. One is made with hexagrams (Linda's favorite) and the other is made cathedral-window style.
Friday, June 20, 2014
I went to the WV Quilter's quilt show at Summersville, WV today with my friend Jean. These pictures are of the booth belonging to the company I work for. We are vendors at this quilt show. The lady in blue is my boss, Linda, and the lady standing in the back holding something white is Pam, my co-worker. The quilt behind the lady Pam is talking to is one of mine: the Cat's Meow quilt. The one with squares ringed in white is also mine: called Meter Maid. The second picture shows a small flowerpot quilt that is also mine. The large quilt to the right of the flowerpot quilt is my Celtic Solstice, which was Bonnie Hunter's mystery last fall. The third picture shows my friend Jean standing in front of our new raffle quilt made to raffle for money for our pillowcase group. I have lots more pictures of the beautiful quilts I saw at the quilt show, so I put put some in each of my next few posts to this blog.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The first picture is the Cat's Meow Wallhanging I made for my friend Pat. I gave it to her the other day but I forgot to get a picture of it for the blog. I visited Pat on Friday and took the picture of it. She hung it in her craft room where she spends most of her time. It looks wonderful hanging there.
The second picture is the full Cat's Meow Quilt I made. I made both of these quilts at the same time. The cats are appliqued in the embroidery hoop by machine. The design is from Lunch Box Quilts. I love to make their designs because they are digitized very well and all the pieces fit together perfectly.