Saturday, September 23, 2017

Quilt Show

So the last month has been our local quilt show at the MonDak Heritage Center.  We had a pretty good turn out this year and what a talented group!


This is the first hallway.....Nice!


The simple one in the middle was the first quilt of a 9 year old.  Good Job!!


That block one is sooooo cool!  The background make your head spin!


OK this is a crappy picture, the red and white one has embroidered snow man scenes in red.  Very cute.

A few Christmas-y ones...


Love these....



Sasquatch making a visit......otherwise known as Big Foot...


Ooohhh the lighting, I need a professional grade camera!!




Some patriotic and quilts of valor, us Montanans love our country and love the Pledge of Allegiance and our American Flag.  (That is as political as I get.)


Cute smaller projects.  I love that flower on the right!


Love the wonky blocks!


Cute!


Another Quilt of Valor and another patriotic...



This kitty one was cute.


A couple more patriotic quilts....


More patriotic quilts....

I think I got them all.  There were quite a few.  We are not a big city so we do not fill a stadium with our quilt shows but we had a good turn out this year.  I am proud of the girls in our area.  They are amazing and innovative.

Sidney, MT quilt show at the MonDak Heritage Center.

Here is their website:  http://mondakheritagecenter.org/

Stop by and check it out!

Always,

Gentrie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the works

The following items are things I have been working on.  I got my quilt for my bed back from the quilter and am working on stitching down the binding.


I am in love.  I love it and can't wait to get it on my bed!


Don't you just love the quilting Carla did on this?

I also got back my witch quilt and a table runner.


Here is a close up of the quilting.


And the table runner.....



This is what I am working on now.......


Yep!  That is a spiderweb block!  I am loving it!  Why does metallic fabric never read on camera?  Annoying.

There is a quilt show going on at the local museum here.  I have about 5 quilts in it.  I will try to get by to take some photos.

What are you guys working on?

Gentrie

Saturday, September 2, 2017

4 Generations to Complete

I have not had much chance to quilt in the last few weeks, so I apologize now.  I had a small health scare but we are all good now.

I finished the top from the last post that was being difficult for me.


So what do you think?  Still not exactly what I was imagining, but I am pleased with the results.


It could be either a wall hanging or a baby quilt.  I will bind it in the black from this line.

I have a pillow that my Mom made for my Grandmother for Christmas one year.  I was probably 5 or 6, but I remember her working on it.  She gave it to me before she went into the nursing home.  It was torn and falling apart so I cut the main panel out to use for another project.


She had free hand embroidered this.  I will remove the orange border and just use her embroidered panel.

Now, you may be asking what am I going to put with this?  Well, glad you asked!!


These are blocks that my great grandmother made.


I have a whole stack of them.


They are all hand pieced.  They are pretty thin, so I am thinking they will need to have some reinforcement behind them.

Any suggestions on this?  I was thinking putting them on muslim.  Maybe fusing them to muslim?  I will need to square them up and will probably put some sashing on them.

I will put my Mom's embroidered piece in the center.  Obviously this will be for decoration and a keepsake only and not for use.

Any thoughts or input?

Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Renamed: Finding mistakes...

This weekend I put the binding on the "Ex's & Oh's" Quilt...



I actually used the left over binding from the Dinosaur Quilt.  I think it went great!


I pieced the backing for the witchy quilt...


I love this tweedy gray.  I think it goes great with this quilt.  Off to quilting!



I am working on this quilt.  So far I am not pleased with it.  Ever have something just NOT turn out the way you thought it would?  Well, this is one of those.  I am trying to salvage it, and my interest in it.  I so love this fabric too!  Bummer!

.....aaand  I just saw I so screwed up that last row!  Holy smokes!  Back to the drawing board.  Grrrrr!  I will get through it! (EDIT:  I did not screw up, it just looks weird in the picture.  When I turned it I saw the pattern again.  WHEW!)

Keeping you posted on the albatross front.....

Gentrie

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A week of no sewing

No sewing this week.  Instead it was the fair.  I also worked on some business plan stuff.


These are the best donuts ever.  Have to get some every year, even with a 30 minute wait.


The anticipation of the next ride......it was a rail biter!  Hehe!  Love Hailey's scowl in this picture.



It was hard to tear this little one away.

Tomorrow is 8th grade registration.  School is soon upon us and summer behind us.  Soon cool fall breezes and falling leaves of many colors will surround us.


Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Hanger & Solution...

I know this has been driving you all crazy, so here is my answer.... (drum roll)....I am leaving the witch quilt as is.  Whew!!!



I just cannot find the right fabric to add as a border so I am leaving it where it is.  Hubby even pointed out it will be good to snuggle with while sitting in the chair.

Wow!  Now I can move on!  So I got this new quilt hanger from Connecting Threads.  It is a table top one.


Difficult to see in a picture without a quilt on it.  It can fit a 12" x 12" mini quilt on it.  I got it because I wanted to take it into my office at work.  So then I had to pick fabrics.


The are 'Rustique' by Michael Miller.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but there are deer heads on the blue and the octogon fabric.  I love this line.  I am not a fan of the mauvey  pink, but I new I needed it in there.

Then to select a block....

This block is called weathervane.  Cute huh?


Here is the block top complete.....



Here it is finished and hanging on my new rack!!  I am digging it, and I think it is perfect for hanging in my office.  Cute, but not overly feminine.

I think the binding really makes it.  See, I told you I would need that pink!  It is also the backing.

I think I want to try a convergence style quilt with these fabrics next.  Ricky Tims does them, Google it, they are cool.


I will let you know how that turns out!

P.S. - Still no binding on the second camp quilt!


Always,

Gentrie



Monday, July 24, 2017

A Finish and A Dilemma

I have yet to bind the second camp quilt.  I cannot decide what fabrics to bind it in.  They have to come from my stash, that is the rule.  True, my rule but......

I did get the table runner/wall hanger quilted and bound though.  Don't look too closely at the quilting I am not very good yet.


I have a couple threads to bury yet.  What do you think?


I did a scrappy binding.  I am really liking the pattern and the results.

Which leads me to the next project.


This is such an awesome panel.  Hocus Pocus by Moda.


I got the charm pack and a cut of one of the fabrics in the line.  It is supposed to be a wall hanging.  Although, when I made it, it was too big to hang on a wall in my house.

So then I thought, I don't have a Halloween throw!  It will end up a lap quilt.  It is wide enough but too short.  So now I am in a dilemma, do I leave it or add to the top and bottom?


I would either have to go get more fabric from the line or find something from my stash to work.  Dilemmas...

Always,


Gentrie