Thursday, July 22, 2010

Three quilts on the deck

Goin' to a quilt show, goin' to a quilt show...

Ten years ago I NEVER would have dared to even THINK I could make these quilts! You've seen them all before - I just like looking at them! I don't have a clothes line, but they needed to smell fresh before Nebraska State Quilt Convention. They are not in competition, but I was asked to display 3 of mine.

Kaleidoscope #1 (left) was made following a class I took at Nebraska State Quilt Convention in 2006 (?), taught by M'liss Rae Hawley. If you've been to this blog, you KNOW how much fun I've had with that idea. I quilted it on my DSM.

The second, "Light" is based on Strips that Sizzle, taught by Margaret Miller and greatly encouraged by Wanda Hanson, of Exuberant Color, who continues to amaze us in Blogland with her use of color. Quilted with Innies and Outies on my DSM. You can't see from here, but even my binding perfectly matches with the color changes of the border. Yep - if there were 3 diagonally sewn border strips, there were 3 perfectly matching bindings. (I must have been on a caffeine high!)

The third is a Log Cabin variation. I've been asked to teach this technique at Guild. I have LOVED this scrappy quilt from it's beginning to the wrap-around border made of inch squares. That border idea came from Quiltville.com. Sometimes the simplest idea, a scrappy bargello block, works up into an amazing technique. It was machine quilted by Judy Woodworth, a Guild member with incredible long-arm quilting skills. I added tiny blue beads on each corner, to represent underseas bubbles.
When you have a quilt professionally quilted by an artist, you have a ready-made bunch of samples to try out yourself!
I'll be attending the Convention for only one day. The Convention is in North Platte, Nebraska, about 3 hours from my house, and a friend and I must leave at 6:00 am.

12 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Well that was a quilt show all by itself. Great job on all of them.

Nancy said...

Congratulations! Make sure to show us photos of the quilt hanging in the show, too.

Drive safely

Meggie said...

Congratulations. Your quilts are lovely.
Have a wonderful trip.

julieQ said...

How awesome! Those quilt show attendees are in for a treat, seeing your quilts...please have fun!

Karen said...

Oh, how I love the log cabin quilt!

Joyce said...

Beautiful quilt show. Your work is amazing!

LC said...

Love your mini show -- hope you have a grand time!

Jeanne said...

Enjoy the show and thanks for sharing your quilts.

quiltmom said...

I love all three of your quilts Elaine- the Log Cabin is a very nice variation. I have the Strips that sizzle book- I keep meaning to make a quilt from the book.
Kaleidoscope quilts are one of my favorite designs- I love the toy kaleidoscopes - the colors shifting is always so intriguing.
Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Enjoy your quilt convention.
Regards,
Anna

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I like looking at them too! They are all gorgeous. Have fun at the convention!

Alycia said...

Those are beuatiful. I love how the log cabin is set - very cool!

KZK said...

I am fascinated with the "Waterlogged Log Cabin"! How beautiful! Is there a pattern somewhere or is it your own original idea? I would love to try something like that!
KZ
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