Monday, October 30, 2006

Gordian Knot I Workshop

Here are the quiters all set up and busy sewing so they can get as much done on the Gordian Knot as the workshop is never long enough. Most people at this workshop got the top done and some got the boarders sewn on. The workshop was lots of fun. What quilter deesn't have fun out sewing with friends with lots of room to get your project done.

Here is the teachers sample of the Gordian Knot I. I really like the way she used her fabrics in this quilt.
This is Gordian Knot II. There are seven patterns in the book. They get harder as you go along. The teacher had only made the first two quilts in the book. I think I want to make this patter also. will be on my long list of quilts I want to make.

Here is my Gordian Knot made from the fabric's I showed in the last blog entry. I didn't get to sew on my boarders as I had to do some unsewing.....because I was not paying attention to the step by step pattern. You really have to pay attention when you are sewing this quilt. I will post a picture when the whole top is done. I really like the pop of the orange fabric and the way it shows up.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Gordian Knot I Workshop Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the workshop for the Gordian Knot, can't wait. Here is a picture of my fabric. The yellow will be the background, the dark print will be the color around the knot and the orange will be the knot. As you can tell I like bold bright colors. The dark print will also be the boarder around this quilt. I will take lots of pictures tomorrow. There are 20 quilters in the class so we should have lots of different Gordian Knots.

Monday, October 23, 2006

More Pacific International

Here are the final pictures from Pacific International. I love this quilt of the birds standing in the water.
This quilt looks like a picture taken on vacation, or a place I'd like to go on vacation. The quilter cut out different fabrics, rocks, green for trees and combined them to make this quilt.
This quilt is so cool, done in black and white and shades to gray. A true work of art.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Pacific International part 2

More pictures of quilts from Pacific Internationa. I love the quilt of the sea turtle, the fabric used is pefect and the detail is wonderful. I'd love to make a quilt like this. The other two quilts are very different and I like the fabric and the way they are made. Nothing has to be perfect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Pacific International part 1

A good time was had by all (three other quilters) and I at Pacific International
last friday. I took lots of pictures of quilts that I liked. When I looked back at the pictures today, it looks like I like quilts made to look like pictures, true works of art. The quilt with the cars is the same car but shown in different parts of the cool. We spent lots of time with the venders and spent money on patterns and fabric. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

It's Wednesday!

The week just seems to fly by. I'm taking Friday off to attend Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara.....what fun it will be over 700 quilts and wall hangings and wearable's. Over 150 venders, this is the biggest quilt show on the west coast. I try and go every year and some quilting friends and I are going on Friday because it just gets too busy on Saturday. Our guild is taking a bus on Saturday but they leave too early to go home and we like to take our time going through the venders and then the quilts, we stay till late in the afternoon and then go out to dinner to rest our feet and eat while the bay area traffic clears up. The pictures I'm showing today are from a member in the Manteca guild. This is a popular applique pattern that several quilters in our guild are doing. Jan was showing us at the last workshop because she was hoping to get it basted so she can begin hand quilting. It is so beautiful, she used fabric from her stash and has changed some of the pattern. Enjoy looking at this wonderful quilt.

I plan on taking lots of pictures at Pacific International and will share them next week.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Quilt Guild Meeting

Last Thursday I attended my September Manteca quilt guild meeting. I took a few pictures of show and tell and wanted to share these pictures with you. But I kept forgetting to bring my cord so I could download the pictures. So here they are better late then you never seeing them. The quilt with pictures was made by a lady whose husband was badly injured in Vietman, it was made to honor his service to his country. The second quilt was made by our president who has twin sons who are about 10 years old and her husband took them camping for few days and she sewed the whole time they were gone. I really love this quilt, it has bright colors that I like and she says that she has enought left over fabric to made a couple more quilts. Why do we as quilters tend to buy more fabric then we need to make one quilt?? The last quilt was made by a quilter who took a class and made a quilt of one of her favorite pictures. I love barns and really like this quilt. Enjoy these pictures of quilts.