Friday, July 31, 2009

Fonthill Quilt wins Best of Show!

Here is it, hanging at the Sonoma County Fair. I hoped to win something but best of show was a big surprise. It placed second at the Marin County Fair.

I also entered the Storm at Sea quilt that Tamara and I made in the group category. They don't ask for all the names on the entry form so only my name shows on the quilt. It won Best of Section. This same quilt placed 4th at the Marin County Fair. This quilt is only 22x30".
On a worrisome note, my dogs broke into the cabinet under the kitchen sink yesterday and ate a box of decon. Since it wasn't apparent who ate how much, I rushed them all to the vet. It seems that Roxy (pictured) ate it and maybe not the others but they are all receiving treatment, just in case. I did a little research about this and treatment is very effective so she'll probably be fine. I'll post an update next week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Green Quilt #6

Here's the finished Green Quilt #6, ready to be quilted.

Design Wall Monday

I'm a day late but yesterday didn't go as planned, of course. Here's what's on my design wall:
This pattern is called Carriage House by Pat Speth.

And the other side:
This is an Irish Chain from Bonnie Hunter's website, This is a pattern she mentioned in her Enders and Leaders article. There are no actual instructions but it wasn't hard to figure out. It just needs a border, then it's ready to quilt.

All a part of my effort to reduce the amount of scraps I have.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Design Wall Monday

...or, Return of the Green Quilt. This is what's on my design wall today, another green quilt. This would be #6 in the green series. I thought I was finished with the green scraps but while I was visiting Nancy in Oregon, I kept thinking of green (Oregon is very green...) So at the Stitchin' Post quilt shop in Sisters, OR, I purchased 13 green fat quarters. Together with the green scraps I had leftover, I started this quilt. The rows haven't all been sewn together and they are a little off. The lower right side is finished and should give you an idea of the finished product. I should have this finished in a couple of days. I have a couple of more ideas for green scraps, so this is not the end of green quilts for me. I think I may need a 12 step program...

The Monday after I returned from Oregon, Tamara was kind enought to press my scraps for me so I could cut them up. Now I can't get the scrap drawers shut so I'll be knocking out a few scrap quilts until things are under control.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Double Delight!

I finished this quilt last month but I couldn't show it because it was a surprise gift for Nancy. I gave it to her last Tuesday so now I can post the pictures. The pattern is called Double Delight and it is a mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter's website, I discovered the pattern after the mystery was over. I don't usually work in a color scheme like this but I just couldn't get it out of my mind so I had to make it. Nancy loves it! It will go on the bed in her guest room.