Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just had to share

This was our walk this morning. There are beautiful days here but some are just so incredible I just have to share. We have not had many days of summer but I think our fall may prove to be our summer. I hope all of you are enjoying a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Well, I have entered my first contest on line. I have submitted my Paul Klee inspired piece. The theme this week is Stained Glass and I think with the black background and the appliqued fabric it resembles stained Glass.

You should visit the Quilting Gallery site and vote for your favorite piece between Friday and Sunday...

I hope all of you are having a great week.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quilts hung and one day down

Here are a few photos of our Gold Beach Quilt Show. It has been good so far. We hung quilts yesterday and had visitor's today and again tomorrow. Things are going quite well. This is my first time attending our show and first time working on it.... Oh, and first time entering my quilts. My nine patch is here to the right. I think it looks really nice on the railing!
This photo is taken from the balcony and this is a view of a portion of the floor. My western quilt is in the center.
Now this one is from above and it is the few art quilts in the show. My pieces are on the lower left. I think my pieces are kind of lost but oh well. I like them. My idea of an art quilt is different from others. I did not win any awards. There were 14 awards given by community leaders and were awarded based on what the presenter liked. I am hoping next year we can add a Best of Show category and let the visitors vote. I have learned so much from this experience and it has been a good one. I do think I dance to my own music when it comes to my quilting.

I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend. It is very wet here on the Oregon Coast.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quilt Show this Weekend

Good Morning to all of you. I have been preparing for our Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show. I am going to enter some quilts for the first time ever. I will be entering 2 small Paul Klee inspired applique pieces, my scrappy 9 patch, the still to be completed Western Quilt...

Needless to say I have been stitching like crazy. I have one more cattle brand to stitch on the western quilt and binding. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I needed some motivation to finish this one and this is it. I think I will get it done!

I also volunteered to paint some sandwich boards to place around town the day of the show. I have them complete and I need to do a bit of touch up today. I learned quite a bit on this project. I now can tell you what not to use when making stencils for spray painting lettering. Thankfully my neighbor had some sturdy plastic I was able to cut the stencil from and use spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place while I sprayed the paint.

I will return next week and fill you in on the adventures at the Gold Beach Quilt Guild Show.