Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quilts at North Carolina State Fair 2012

These are a few of the hundreds of quilts at the NC State Fair in October 2012. The quilts this year were very pretty. The quality of the quilts have improved a lot this past decade that I have been living here. 
The next 3 photos are from this quilt that has these lovely creatures embroidered among the leaves. See the 2 photos below. Now look back on the top photo and you can see the other animals camouflaged among the leaves. 

 Bellow are more quilts that have ribbons.

Gorgeous applique and hand quilting

Quilt made with man ties
The quilts are displayed in a very small area, and viewing them as well as photographing them was very difficult. With so many beautiful quilts, they need to consider to increase the display are a little bit.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quilt Show Children Challenge Quilts

Our DOQ (Durham-Orange Quilt Guild), Quilt Show for 2012 is only a few days away. If you are in the Piedmont area of NC and want to see a great show go to the attached link for more information. The show will be from October 19-21, 2012 in Durham.   http://durhamorangequilters.com/2012-quilt-show/

Below are my "challenge fabrics" donation quilts. The idea is that you buy a piece of the fabric from the guild and make a quilt for a child. I bought 2 of the fabrics available this year; the car one and the Winnie the Pooh one. Those are the quilts I made. I hope they will be loved to pieces by some little ones.
I will try to get a better photo of the Winnie quilt at the show. 

Car Quilt

Winnie the Pooh  Quilt

This last quilt, is the one that I will donate to the silent auction. Every show we also make small quilts that are used for a silent auction.
The guild donate all the  proceedings to a good cause. 
This year the silent auction money will  be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. 
As you can see, I was able to save it with 5 sheets of  "Catch All" and two days of rinsing. 
Wedding Ring Quilt
I hope to be able to post pictures of the show soon. Cheers!

Monday, October 1, 2012

September BOM block

I have made the September BOM block as soon as it was posted. (There is a link on the button to the right).
I have made this block as a whole quilt before. I just cut really big squares and half square triangles. I have not saved my draft; but it is really easy to do. 
I donated it to a child that was victim of hurricane Katrina in NOLA; but I never took a picture of that quilt.
September the last block of this sew a long
 Below are all 13 blocks together on my design wall. In October, we will get the last installment of this sew-a-long and ideas to put them together.
I will make a wall hanging with my blocks; but this picture is just to see them together. It is not my final setting.
It is hard to believe that 13 months have gone by.
All 13 blocks together
I have seen so many mushrooms on my walks lately as this is the time for them around here. I really like the shape of these ones on the grass, so I decided to share.
Saw them on my walk

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...