Sunday, November 27, 2011

SAFF 2011 Haul

SAFF 2011 Haul by basketcasejoy
SAFF 2011 Haul, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair was held October 21 - 23, 2011 at the Western NC Agricultural Center in Fanning, NC. That's right outside of Asheville, in case you didn't know.

I went with the Mebane Knit Guild and had a great time. I meant to blog about it sooner, but never seemed to get around to it. Sorry!

Here's what happened... I went a little crazy in the vendor booths! This is the picture proof.

Until next time...
Enjoy the yarn-y goodness.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flames in Action

Flames in Action by basketcasejoy
Flames in Action, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.
I shared this portion of a quilt on Ravelry earlier today. Someone had suggested that one of the quilters might want to use a fire themed quilting design on her hot-colored Blooming 9-Patch quilt. I had used such a design and decided to share.

The quilt is named The Happy Accident because my friend and I did some bad math when figuring out how many blocks to make for quilts for my two sons. There were enough leftover blocks to combine with "plain" squares for another quilt.

The resulting quilt was a lap quilt for my husband. I used "fire quilting" by Vikki Pignatelli for my DH's quilt because flames (for fast cars) were a recurring theme in the fabrics that were chosen.

Here's the entry in my quilt book:

Flame Quilting

I made the quilt a number years ago. It hung in the 2006 NC State Fair and brought home an Honorable Mention ribbon.

Perhaps, I'll have something new to share sometime soon. Until then...

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quilting on 11/11/11

It's been quite a while since my last post.  I didn't realize just how long it's been!

Oh, well, I'm back now.  I was busy quilting on 11/11/11 (and the days before and since.)  I've used early morning hours and spare chunks of time in the evenings to put in some work on my Leader/Ender project, the 100-Patch quilt.  I've also made some serious headway on my Crumb quilt.  I'm really hoping to finish it by the end of the year.

Here's a progress picture:

Crumb Quilt (top)

There's only ONE seam remaining before it becomes a quilt top!!!

Hopefully, I'll have photos to share soon.

Happy Quilting!