The 80s party on the Friday night of QuiltCon was a lot of fun! I think those who had the best time were not even born yet.
The girls from Marmalade Fabrics, Tammy and Lisa, were dressed for the occassion. This after a very full day cutting and selling their awesome wares.
There were so many amazing quilts in the show. Judging must have been tough. I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of the Best In Show quilt but you can see it here. (Thank you, Hollie!) I also neglected to take good notes so I apologize for not giving credit for a couple but here are a few of my favorites.
Dear Stella as Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Melody Baker
Blue Ice by Jacquie Gering
Pantone Circles by Elizabeth Brandt
RGB Modern by Sherri Lynn Wood
Don’t Box Me In by Tammy Vasser
Texas by Dana Michaelsen
Stringtastic by Nicole Neblett
Kelsey’s Crosses by Mary Workman
Cancer Sucks by Austin Modern Quilt Guild for Cindy Crowell
Network by Cheryl Arkison
Windy City by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild
Just One More Slice by Patty Simmons
It’s been a whole week since I arrived back from Austin. I spent this weekend with daughter #2 for Mom’s Weekend so I still feel like I’m in a haze. But QuiltCon was everything I hoped it would be and more.
The first workshop I took was “Get Your Curve On” with Sherri Lynn Woods. It was very challenging and should easily have filled two days instead of six hours. I’m always surprised to see so much variety in design even when given the same instructions.
I’m not sure where this one of mine will end up but it was fun, and did I mention CHALLENGING?
My second workshop was with Valori Wells. “Signature Quilts” was more relaxing. Just wish I had more to show for the time spent.
These are the fabrics I chose for my project.
The fabrics cut into 4″ strips.
I love the wonkiness of these panels, and the colors work well together. These blocks look big but they are only about 14 inches wide. I’ll be finishing this quilt soon, I hope.
We were able to use these cute Janome machines in the Curves class. I’ve been sewing on my Bernina so long I thought I would have a hard time adjusting to a different and newer machine. When I found out the local shop was offering an amazing deal on the classroom machines I thought long and hard. I certainly don’t NEED one, even a small one that would be great to tote around to retreats and sew-in days. But I couldn’t pass it up. Included were an extension table, five or six feet, several bobbins AND no sales tax and free shipping. She came while I was out of town this weekend so I can’t wait to play around with her again.
I’ll post about some of my favorite QuiltCon show quilts in the next day or two.
I finally finished my twin baby quilts and will have pictures as soon as it’s warm enough to take them outside. The weather is crazy right now…cold, cold, cold, then a 50 degree day then back to the freezer!
This first block is for the Dream Circle at do. Good Stitches. Jeanette borrowed the idea for wonky stars from Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts who used the tutorial by Victoria at the Silly Boodilly. Got all that? It’s hard to see the light/white stars but I think it will be more obvious when all the blocks are together.
In our KC Scrappy Bee Mary Kay asked for wonky crosses again this month, but she suggested rectangular blocks instead of square. She provided the black and white fabric and we each choose the color for the solids. This quilt will be amazing, I’m sure!
Since it’s my month for the Design Camp Bee I’m waiting for my house blocks to show up in the mailbox. I’ve received one already! I’ll be sharing them all next week, I hope.
Countdown to QuiltCon: 28 days