Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December session at Lori's

Courtesy of Li, we have this lovely picture of the spread we sat down to eat last Sunday. We had risotto, pork loin, salmon, sweet potato burritos, orange fluff, shrimp and fudge while listening to Christmas music, and then had to sit and stitch because we were too full to move!

Thanks, Lori, for hosting. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!


Okay, another not quilting post but I'm excited to have finished these two projects!
This is my first blocked shawl. I think it came out well.
Here's Declan helping me block my second shawl (although I'd completed the knitting for this one quite a while ago). Fortunately he's laying on the spine so you can't tell that I didn't quite get it straight.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

International Quilt Study Center

Last week I visited the Quilt Study Center while in Lincoln to teach the CACC. I stayed over an extra day specifically to visit the Center. My friend Ann came over from Iowa to ooh, ahh, and enable my yarn habit - in all fairness, my trip helped her in the same area.

Here's a couple of the quilts we saw that I think you might find interesting.
Quilt made of the quilter's father's ties, including the one he wore at his wedding in 1931.

Part of an exhibit on English paper piecing and mosaic quilts. Sorry the images aren't more clear.
Isn't this one incredible? Most of the hexagons are about 1" across at their widest point! (Same is true of the detail from a different quilt above.)
Crazy quilt made by a group.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Purple disappearing 9-patch

Here is the top, without borders.  I used a $3 scrap bag from the Block Party Quilt show "member boutique", and fabrics from my stash.