Tuesday, May 24, 2011

a couple of finishes

Finished this small floral quilt for a co-worker but I'm not sure if this is her style or not. This was started with some leftover blocks from the quilt I made for my mom. I quilted it using the Plumage panto. I love the feathers but this pattern is kind of narrow which means more passes on the longarm. Perfect for a smaller quilt as I don't run out of interest like I would on a queen size.

So in case she isn't into sweet florals, I pulled from my stash and made up this quick darker quilt...which I sort of prefer for me as well.  I put the feathers on this one too.

Carol of Brown Quilts posted about a friend of hers making pillowcases for servicemen and women. Some help could be useful so several of us are pitching in.  Feel free to join the effort if you are so inclined. It is kind of fun. Here are the two that I am sending off.

I'm currently working with more leftover blocks making a quilt for me :-)  Will show pics of that later but I leave you with improved pics from my new camera of my friends, the billboard cows on 101 north to Salinas. These guys always make me smile.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

quilt show

Seven Sisters Quilt Show this weekend in San Luis Obispo was lovely. Here are just a few pictures...
Rose quilt by my friend, Rana :-)

A dog quilt that was pretty cute.

Viewer's Choice

Marianne says my camera skills are pretty boring.

But finally there is some quilt piecing going on around here. I'm making a little quilt for a co-worker from extra blocks from the quilt I made for my mom.

I'm having quite a time with this blogging template today, fighting to keep the font I want and having it align on the left. I am not much of a HTML warrior though so I'm signing off to piece. My sewing machine is much nicer to me!