Quilt Archive

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sun Prairie Quilt Show

Hello Blog Friends,

Denis and I took a day off work and visited Sun Prairie, just east of Madison.  We attended the Sun Prairie Quilt Show on Monday, March 8.  Here are some favorites:

"My Colorwheel" by Donna Willadsen.  2nd Place Ribbon

"Celtic Circles" by Karen Capps.  1st Place Ribbon

"Maggie's Birth Quilt" by Joanie Zeier Poole.  2nd Place

After the quilt show, we had lunch in Sun Prairie and took a look at their downtown.  Here's the highlights:


Historical Marker.  Artist Georgia O'Keefe was born in Sun Prairie.

This water tower was built in 1899 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A totally fun day!

I (Heart) My Teddy Bear Quilt -- Finished!

Hello Blog Friends,

I have finished the baby quilt from last post.  Here were the fabrics:

I finished it  just in time for the little baby shower party we had at work today.  This quilt was made for Sophia Stelter, who is 2 weeks old.  What a sweet little peanut she is.  She's the daughter of Jake and Christina, and it is Jake who is our co-worker.  A group of us in the office decided to have a lunch party after she was born, so she could attend the party in person.  Although, she was all tuckered out when it was time for pictures out from the excitement of it all.

It is a simple row quilt, and I used the pink for both the binding and backing.  The quilting was done in a large all-over meander.  Finished size is 41" x 56".  This is a fun and easy quick quilt.

Another successful quilting gift in the record book (quilt diary)!   Now, on to those pillowcases.....

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pillowcases on Deck

Hello Blog Friends,

The next several months are going to be busy ones...half our weekends are booked through the beginning of June!  So, I've decided to do a little scrapping and try to get caught up on some of my ongoing projects.  I will also do a little sewing, some quicker projects for now.  I'll get back to the larger quilts sometime in the summer.

What do you think of this stack of fabrics?  I've been collecting these for a couple of years.  Now it's time to get to work.  These fabrics will all become pillowcases for donation.  My deadline to have these done is early October.  I'll keep you posted as to my progress.

First up, however, is a cute little row quilt I'm making for the new baby daughter of a co-worker.  We are having the baby shower on the 16th, so I have about 10 days to get it done.   Wish me luck!  Here are the fabrics for that:

I'll be checking in soon with a progress report!  Till then...

Pinewood Derby Project

Hello Blog Friends!

I wanted to share the project I completed at the scrapping retreat I attended last weekend.  This is a 9" x 9" accordion book.  The front and back covers are attached with two additional pages.  There are 10 pages total, counting the outside and inside covers.  You 'read' the book, turning the pages to the right.  Because the covers and pages are connected, it becomes a continuous process.

Front cover

First two pages (inside)

Next two pages (inside)

Back cover

Last two pages (inside)

I'm very happy with how the book turned out.  I'm sure he will be, too.  One Christmas present down, but how many to go???

Quick and easy sewing projects are on deck.  More on that in the next post.

Till next time...