Sunday, January 22, 2012

Road was Packed!

I am happy to report that Road California was busy busy busy.  Lots of wonderful quilts to see and lots of people.  Great news for the quilting industry!

We had a great day at the show yesterday and saw everything we could in one day!

And yes, cracked the wallet open and picked up some goodies.

3 yards of lovely!  I got this from Natalie's Beyond the Reef, not sure what to do with it yet but it was talking to me.  Trendex BD-003R.

A couple of patterns of Kenna Ogg of Madison Cottage Design, go Kenna!  I feel a scrappy quilt coming on!

Picked out a border template for a hand quilt that I have been working on for .....3 years (yeah i know!)

Been looking for clamps for quilt sandwiching.  Found these little gems at the gadget booth.  They work pretty well.   Sandwiched two quilts this morning! 

Ok thats it, I did my part for the quilting economy.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and find some time to sew.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

On the Road Again!

Off you Road to California!  I've heard great things so far.

Special exhibit by Susan Else Fabric Sculptor.  Mom was very impressed with this exhibit, it shows her quilting from back in the 90's when she was doing more traditional quilts with her outside of the box selection of fabrics and a little sumpin different.  All the way to the present where she is coming "off the wall" so to speak with her art and pushing the limits.  Can't wait to see it for myself!

Our friend Natalie's booth is right up front near the entrance Beyond the Reef with lots of bright shiny new fabrics to play with.  We're coming Natalie!

Mom (Jane St. Pierre) has a piece in this show.  She is one of the 8 in  "Sprague River Aspens" Part of the Klamath Basin Vistas Exhibit hanging right near the front entrance.  I'll put in the picture lata!

So we have a new friend coming along with us.  I was teaching and AutoCAD Electrical class and explaining how I design my quilts to one of my students.  He said what quilt guild to you belong to and I said Flying Geese. He smiled and he told me that his wife was a new member in the guild about a year.  So the next guild meeting I made it a point of looking for her.  So I'm asking everyone do you know Debbie and she turns around, she's right in front of me.  I'm Debbie ;]    So we're bring our new friend with us today.  I am looking forward to getting to know her.  Guilds are a wonderful thing.

So I'll take lots of pictures and have lots share hopefully.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

How much is that Window in the Doggie?

My friends Jorge and Patty are expecting in February.  I found this puppy fabric and my neighbor Betty picked this stripe for me.  A big stripe like this is fun to work with and just adds so much to a normally simple block.

I love how the little puppy pieces show up in each window!  Dog noses are my favorite!  and who with dogs does not have paw prints on their windows, hmmm?

 A lot of fun and silly surprises with this quilt.  I only fussy cut a few of these blocks, the rest of them just came out fun!

So the puppy fabric is by Timeless Treasures Fabrics, #Dog-C5855
The stripe is Nottingham Village, Judie Rothernel Collection for Marcus Fabrics.

The choo-choo quilt I did last week was for this little one's four year old brother.
I will probably machine quilt both of them next weekend!

Hope you all get a chance to sew this week!
Love Aunti Nicole

Friday, January 6, 2012

I've been working on the Railroad!

Actually, I have been working on the trains. My friends little boy is just fastinated with choo-choos so this fabric inspired the quilt.  Its called All Aboard designed for Exclusivley Quilters 

Beautiful artwork on the trains, but I couldn't just leave it at that, I had to hack it up and put borders.

The outer fabric is little badges for all the different train companies.  I remember being little and watching and waiting for the train to go by what seemed like forever, which each of these little logos on the cars.

I should be able to quilt this pretty soon!

New Years resolutions:
I resolve to learn to be a better photographer specifically for your viewing pleasure.
I also resolve to keep a notebook by my side and write down all of the crazy ideas that I have daily.
And of course to finish some of my 14 UFOs ;]

Happy New Year to you All!
May 2012 be the best yet.
May you never run out of fabric
May your thread never break
May you never lose your need ;P
May your backing never pucker
May your ripping be minimal
May your ideas run amok
May you be surrounding by quilters with passion!

And you to and your families, Health and Happiness in 2012.
Love Aunti Nicole