Sunday, May 28, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 21

Welcome to Week 21 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Thanks to Angela at So Scrappy blog, I have a weekly Saturday post.  Her LINK PARTY is a crowd pleaser chock full of quilty "eye candy." If YOU haven't visited, it's time that you change that!!

My ScrapHappy Saturday post shares the progress that I've made on my RSC projects (among other things.)  Read on to see what transpired this week.

SUNDAY - The day was a blur of blog posts.  Writing mine and catching up on the RSC Quilter's posts from the weekend.

MONDAY - We enjoyed a small Knit Group today.  It was a quiet and productive morning.

TUESDAY - Dental consult with DS2 this afternoon.  Whew!!  A better prognosis than the last dentist gave, but surgery is in his future.

On the quilting front, the monthly Quilt Bee meeting had to be schedule a week early due to a conflict.  I worked on completing my cutting for GREEN month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:




WEDNESDAY - Today was an extra knitting day.  Afterwards, I finished my Wonderful Wednesday - NC Quilt Symposium Edition - Day One post.  It's a Quilt Show extravaganza that YOU won't want to miss!!

THURSDAY - The usual Thursday, but I finished up a bit later than normal.  Dinner and some relaxing followed.

FRIDAY - Only a little bit of time with my friend, but a LOT of time with my sewing machine.  Look for photos next week.  You could check out this weeks Design Floor Friday post HERE.

SATURDAY - Spent the day quilting with friends.  Quilting with the top down??!?!  Well, quilting requires nourishment:




Tiffany and Lisa were preparing for a Mission Trip.  I got to be the Crash Test Dummy!  Here is the skirt pattern that Lisa drew up for me, after Tiffany helped with hers:




No, really!!  Quilters HAVE to eat:




Here is my (nearly) completed skirt.  Only the hem remains:



Oops!  Missed the midnight deadline for ScrapHappy Saturday.  You'll just have to pretend that I posted on time.  :P

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Design Floor Friday - Symposium Edition

Welcome to another edition of Design Floor Friday!!  As you may recall, I spent several days in Raleigh last week for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium.  I also took along a project (or two) in order to create a mini-retreat during the evenings.  Before the sewing commenced, I "did the show" with one of my quilting buddies (from my old bee.)

This was part of the wall art in the hotel room and I am often inspired by images of the alphabet:



New fabric is also an inspiration, especially when it involves a FREE fat quarter, shown rolled up on the right in the photo below:


Remember what I said about the alphabet?  Well, I found FQs with words and numbers:


A fellow show-shopper was sporting THIS adorable Rainbow Bag and shared how it was made:


The next best thing to quilting with friends is taking in a Quilt Show:


This was the Innova booth.  It had a display of REALLY cool quilts:


Enough shopping!!  Back to the quilts...

Look at the quilting on this one:


Sorry!!  The maker tag came out blurry:


Here is photo of (nearly) the full quilt...


... Along with a close-up of some of the block work:


One of the lovely Raffle Quilts on display outside the show:


Sure wish this was MY license plate!!!


A quick photo of my Summer "purse liner" with some GREEN:


A feather "tattoo" was applied so that I could return to the show:


A funky topiery in Cameron Village made of GREENery:


TIME to pack it in and go SEW!!  Enough time on my feet, already:


But WAIT!!  This was supposed to be about the design floor...

First up, laying out the squares of the T-quilt:


Design floor... design bed... what-EVER!!!

After laying it all out, I began setting up my sewing machine:


Then came banging my head on the table (once I realized that I had left my thread at home!)

SEW...


I moved on, setting up my cutting station to work on the X blocks for one of my RSC projects:


Only to realize that I had left my RULER at home, too!!!

Thus caving to the desire for Krispy Kreme doughnuts...


... And started to work on my blog posts about Symposium:


Once Libby returned from class, she brought me some thread:


Hooray!!  I finally got some work done.  Whew!!

Until next time...
Bring thread!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - NC Quilt Symposium Edition - Day One

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week, I am singing the praises of Durham Orange Quilters Guild and the North Carolina Quilt Symposium.  I haven't attended Symposium in quite some years, but DOQ was the host guild this year and it was only (one more) trip to Raleigh.  (As you may recall, I was just there twice in one week to retrieve DS1 from NCSU for Summer Break.)

The people responsible for the hang did a phenomenal job!!  I "worked the show" Thursday afternoon and all day Friday.  Each time I went through, I noticed a quilt that I hadn't spotted on my last pass.

Photos were taken during the first two days of the show and they are presented in no particular order.  Yes, I realize that this IS a photo-heavy post...

This quilt was the first to reach out and grab me.  It embraced the the theme for the show, Building Friendships - Building Skills, with the use of Friendship Star blocks.  Of course, the super-scrappy selvage blocks probably helped draw me in:



Maker tag:


You may not be able to see the texture of the fabric on the "wrinkly" side of the ironing board, but the "irony" side is obviously flat and smooth:



Apologies to the quilts maker, as the tag is blurred.  It was made for a challenge and the theme was **irony**.  I bet the organizers didn't see this depiction coming!!

Ties turned into a quilt:



Maker tag:


Some time must have passed  between the last photo and this one, as I took a shot of the maker tag BEFORE the quilt...



This quilt celebrates a special breed of people:


FINALLY, this quilt's maker was revealed:


Our quilt bee saw this quilt during the quilting process, as the quilter is a member and she wanted to bounce a design idea off the group:


The quilting turned out beautifully:



Just inside the door...


... Was THIS stunning Bargello quilt:


I'm still wondering if anyone spotted the surprise!!

I couldn't resist a shot of this adorable village:



Again, I switched my photo sequence...

The evening cityscape quilt's maker tag:



This photo is for my friends from the RSC Quilters:



There was some fine longarm quilting on it:

 

And... Here is the maker tag:


A fellow NT Nights beemate created this beauty:


Maker tag:


A mini and its maker tag in one shot:


Have you ever seen a fairy garden quilt?


Well, this one is a gnome home:


Along with its maker tag:


A grouping of challenge quilts...


I couldn't decide, but this one might have been my favorite:


Maker tag:


A group of thread painted life-like cats by Karen West:


A raw-edge appliqued landscape, best viewed at a distance:


Maker tag:


Stamping, painting and dyeing, anyone???


Another landscape, but VERY different construction:


Same maker:


En Provence, anyone???


Its maker:


Kaffe-esque, but tamed:

Maker tag:


Do you BQ???

I love the big, bold print paired with black and white:


Maker tag:



50 may have been a year or two ago, but this quilt is timeless:


Maker tag:


Hilary will like this one:


Maker tag:


Here is another textural piece:


The maker tag:


That's it for today's show post.  I hope you enjoyed the quilts that I photographed.  Please come back next week for another look at the 2017 North Carolina Quilt Symposium show.

Until next time...
Quilt happy!!!