Friday, October 18, 2019

Mini Quilt Show

In my local MQG chapter, we've spent several meetings this year talking to members on the elements of modern quilting.  In June, we issued a challenge to make (or finish) a small quilt that uses an element of modern quilting and bring them to our October meeting.

The result?  Our own mini quilt show!

To display the quilts, we used this quilt stand (affiliate link) and clipped a large bed sheet to the top.  The quilts were then pinned to the bed sheet.  One quilt was also clipped to the back of a chair when our display stand was full.

It was great fun to stand and look at the quilts and admire all the great work.

Members were then given the opportunity to make the tough selection for our Viewer's Choice award.  (Since I was counting the votes, I choose not to vote myself.  I was happy when my quilt got some votes!)

I used this great tutorial for our award ribbon.

Image credit: Triangle MQG.   Maker's are identified in this Instagram photo
That's me and my quilt in the front row, second from the left.  As it turns out, my sweater matched my quilt perfectly!

The challenge and our mini quilt show made for a fun meeting!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Leftover Geese

Earlier this year, I made a quilt for my sister which held 50 geese in honor of her big decade birthday.   (You can read more about the quilt called Special here.)

Since I made the geese via the 4 at a time method and wanted a variety of color, I had extra geese.  So I made a table runner!

I love the way it turned out!  As I did in the quilt, I choose to highlight some of the geese with some hand quilting.

The runner measures 16'' x 36''.   It is likely a gift.  Although, I really like it so I might just gift it to me!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, October 11, 2019

September Temperatures

I'm a bit late posting my September update to my 2019 temperature quilt.  I realized a mistake in how the columns in August had been sewn on so I had to un-stitch both August and September and then reassemble.  Whew!  All good now!

The first two columns are January and the last two are September 1-15 and then September 16-30.

As you can see, while the distribution is different, the temperatures compare relatively well year to year.  Perhaps a few more days in the 90s in 2019 but they were spread out a bit throughout the month. 

Looking ahead a bit to October, I am very excited that we actually had a 100 degree day!!!!  The official thermometer as recorded at the RDU airport read 100 degrees for all of 10 minutes but that is enough to count.   I'm really loving all the variety in October already through the first week or so.  Looks to be a colorful month and can't wait to share!

Here is a mapping of the colors.

There are so many temperature quilts popping up and I love them.  I wrote up a tutorial on a temperature quilt if you are interested.  In addition, Anina is running a 2019 QAL!

Have a wonderful day! Patty