Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pursuit of Happiness

Another Gyleen Fitzgerald mystery.  Yes, I got carried away.  LOL.  Basically she was using us as pattern testers for a new book coming out spring of 2014.  My Garden of Eden and 2 into 1 quilts should be in the book.  I did not get Happiness finished in time for pictures.  Life gets in the way, sometimes.  I finally finished the top, so here it is, a wild thing at least!!
I am thinking of adding another hexagon and having it floating.  The background is 2 different stripes cut (or cuss)on the bias and pieced into the quilt.  Lots of starch and pins, but it worked.  I think the picture looks better that the quilt.  Maybe I am just tired of all of those strips at a diagonal??  now to find time to get it quilted.  Customers quilts come first.  Oh My, I have many UFO's that need quilting.  Maybe I can take Jan. off to quilt for me.
Happy quilting, Vicki

County Fair

Our county fair is where we have our quilt show every year.  It was the first week in October.  Here are a few pictures from the fair.  Enjoy!

This is one of my quilts.  I won 2nd place.  This was one of Gyleen Fitzgerald's mysteries this summer.  The name of this one is "Garden of Eden".

This was my quilt.  The Pattern is Sunset.  It was my class from QSC quilt retreat 2012.  The pattern did not have these borders. It just stopped and had a plain border.  After making the continuous  border I can understand why.  This was a challenge.  I won a blue ribbon for this quilt.


This is another Gyleen Fitzgerald mystery.  The name of this one is "2 into 1"  I won a blue ribbon and best use of color for this quilt.  The funny thing, the local newspaper put a picture of my quilt in the paper for winning Best Use of Color, the picture was in black and white.  Go figure???
This is an applique quilt that I quilted for P.T.  She did a great job and won best senior quilt.