Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2010

This is the second time I have entered Amy's Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival.

I haved decided to submit the first quilt I designed in EQ7 back in June. It took me about 4 hours and I only had to contact technical support once.  I had used a different quilt design software before, but decided to purchase EQ7.  My quilt "Stars and Stripes Allover" is inspired by a quilt called Stars Galore by Sally Murray which is published in the Quilts on American Barns book by Eleanor Burns.  This is also the first patriotic quilt I have made.

To piece this quilt I used three of the Quilt in A Day Flying Geese rulers.  This was the first time I had used them.  I enjoyed working with them and liked the outcome.


I really loved the fabric I selected for this quilt.  I see another quilt using these fabrics in the future.

I had never made a ribbon border before.  I found directions on the web and used those to complete the border.

If you have read my blog before, you have met Garfield and Nermal.  They like having their picture taken with my quilts.

Garfield posed really nice for this picture.

 I have finished the quilt and it is at Jennifer McCann's being quilted.  I was pressed for time and didn't get to take a final picture with the white and ribbon border attached.

I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like quilted.  I have to decide if the binding will be the Red or Blue paisley fabric.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this quilt and will visit my blog to check out my other quilt projects.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Odds and Ends

Jim and I have been busy replacing a deck on the back of the house, so I haven't been getting as much quilting done as I would like.  Or updating of my blog as often as I would like.  I added a page to my blog showing the quilts that I have quilted by Jennifer McCann.  I will be adding more pictures after I pick up quilts this weekend.

I was disappointed this past weekend in the Buckeyes performance in Wisconsin.  I hope they bounce back this weekend against Purdue!!

I'm working on putting some quilt backs together so I can give Jennifer a couple more quilts this weekend.

I will be very busy this winter completing bindings!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010