Product review: Sulky Paper Solvy

Tearing away dry paper

I continued to push ahead with my “glorious” yellow quilt challenge, which my quilt guild so kindly proposed. I guess I’ve actually started thinking of it as “glorious gold.” Doesn’t that sound better? “Gold” just sounds so much more dignified that “yellow.” Tuesday I assembled the three sections of this little quilt. I don’t think I’ve mentioned how large it is. It will be 24″ square. That’s become my favorite … Continue reading

Tutorial: Appliqued circles

Ah…time for a break. I had a great day because I was able to spend a good four to five hours working on the middle ring of the “glorious” yellow quilt I’m making for my guild’s 2011 quilt challenge. I left this ring for last because I needed to use the gold tissue lamé. Taming Tissue Lamé If you’ve never used tissue lamé before, it can be rather annoying to … Continue reading

Glorious quilt challenge, part 2

It’s just before 11 PM on Sunday night and I just finished paper piecing the outer ring for the “glorious” yellow quilt I’m making for my guild’s quilt challenge for this year. You may notice I changed the background color for the outer ring. In my original design, I was planning to use charcoal gray. I liked the idea of using a monochromatic color scheme, especially since yellow, white and … Continue reading

Glorious quilt challenge

Glorious design

I finally started the “glorious” challenge for my quilt guild, the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Yeah, the one where I have to use the solid gold cotton fabric and gold lamé. It must be done by September 13, and I’ll be gone three of those days 🙂 First I procrastinated by buying a bunch more yellow fabrics… Then, I had the thought that this might be a nice time to … Continue reading

What’s wrong with this picture?

MVQG 2011 challenge

There’s something really wrong here… These are the fabrics for my quilt guild’s 2011 challenge. Where’s the blue??? Actually, I like participating in quilt challenges because it forces me to move outside my comfort zone. For this challenge we each received a fat quarter of gold Kona cotton and a fat eighth of gold lamé. We need to use at least half of each of them. Hmmm…I wouldn’t normally use … Continue reading

Give away: pattern and Debbie Maddy workshop

Debbie Maddy

Tuesday and Wednesday my guild had Debbie Maddy do two workshops and a trunk show. She brought seven suitcases full of quilts! Wow! I suspect every quilt I’ve ever made could have fit in juast one of those suitcases. Most of her patterns use her method for making diamonds with no “Y” seams. This lets even beginners make striking quilts and they go together quickly. On Wednesday I had the … Continue reading

Demo night at my quilt guild

Demo Night

Tonight was demo night at my quilt guild, the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. Somehow, I agreed to do one of the demos. After a lot of thought, I decided to show how to quilt a portrait. I did two workshops for my quilt guild earlier this year and many people have been afraid to quilt theirs. I thought it would be good to show how easy it can be. For … Continue reading

Ten days until demo night

2003 Journal Quilt by Maria Elkins

I’m feeling rather indecisive lately. My quilt guild is having a demo night for the next meeting. This is where five members of the guild volunteer to show some product or teach some skill. The rest of the members will divide up and rotate around the room, spending about ten minutes at each station. Somehow, I volunteered to demonstrate something. What was I thinking? Now I’m in a quandry and … Continue reading