Monday, October 19, 2009

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2009

Friday Tamara, Tonie, Robin and I attended PIQF. Here's a photo of me with my quilt at the show. While I didn't win an award, I feel honored to be juried in. I did get a lot of nice compliments from passers by while Tamara was taking this photo. My goal in the future will be to win an Honorable Mention or better at this show. I'm still mulling over what my next show quilt will be.

Here's a photo of the fabric I bought, all fat quarters and 1/2 yards. I have finally decided to stop fighting the green thing and buy all the green fabric I want. I thought I was done making green quilts but apparently not. At least I got some purple and peach, too!

Last, but not least, here's Tamara's birthday quilt. I chose the fabrics based on another quilt I made that Tamara loved, so she loves this one as well. And I made her wait two years to get it. After all, it was for the big 50.

Design Wall Monday

After reading the comments from my last post, I spent some time rearranging this quilt. What I really don't like about is is the WIDE sashing. It's just too much. The last photo showed white, that was actually the flannel cover of my design wall. So I am going to make the sashing the same width as the green squares and make it blue or purple to correspond with the alternate blocks. Problem solved and thanks for the comments. It really helped me get to the root of my dislike of this UFO.
Here's what's on the other side! These triangles were leftover from the Fonthill Quilt. I have been moving them out of the way for 2 years! Finally I decided I should throw them away or make them into something. So here they are. This block is called broken dishes and is 8".