My wonderful quilt "Midnight at the Oasis " is done and ready for quilting. Yaaaay!! I've decided to use Perle cotton 8 like Jen Kingwell did in the original. I've never really done this before, any suggestions??
The weeks are flying by and I've been working on things I can't fully share yet, but I will soon. This is one that I can show, it the pattern from Kim Brackett's new book, Scrap Basket Strips and Squares. This has been so much fun to make, but now it's time to sew all these hexies together, one seam at a time. I played with the blocks on my design wall until I was happy with the layout. I can tell you that sewing all the little seams together hasn't been my favorite part, but I think I'm a third of the way there.
I've also been working on a new tumbler quilt, imagine that!! This will make six tumblers! This is the only peek I can show, it will be gifted soon. The colors requested were gray, neutral with a pop of pink. It's kind of modern for me, but it's turning out so cute,
I've also finished the very wild and lively strip quilt using the pattern Lime Twist by Diane Knott. It's for my DD and she wanted gray, Aqua, pink and red. I'm almost done with this one too and then it will be gifted.
I took a break this afternoon from sewing rows and pulled fabric for a little quilt.
It's from Kim's first book....
I guarantee that it will look totally when the blocks are done. It's one of my favorite patterns.
Besides buying some fabric at the quilt show, my biggest purchase was this ruler foot and ruler from Westalee. I have been wanting to jump into this new thing for domestic machines, but I wasn't sure of what exactly I wanted. There are so many options!
Once I saw this starter kit, I knew it would be perfect for me and it was time. I had to decide which machine to start with as my Viking Megaquilter and my Juki F600 take two different feet. I decided on the Juki but haven't set it up yet. Once I finish the blocks on my design wall, I'm going to play. Speaking of the blocks on my design wall,
the pile is growing. This is going to be a fun quilt!
Our quilt show is now a memory. I'm tired but still smiling. I've seen so many friends from various places in Florida and Alabama. But seeing Angie from New Orleans was such a treat. Angie's blog is Quilting on the Crescent and before she moved to NO, she lived in Pensacola and was a member of our Guild.
Reconnecting with old friends is one of the most fun parts of a quilt show.
Getting to see one of your "babies" wearing special ribbons is certainly another.
Now it's back to reality..... after a good night's sleep.
The Pensacola Quilt Show is in full swing, and I can share the results for my quilts. Organic Pink Pickles has done it again. It won a blue ribbon AND it was awarded Best of Show! This is the first year our guild has ever awarded a best of show ribbon. I was completely surprised and I am humbled to be the winner of this award.
This quilt has had such an incredible journey since it became the grand prize winner of the NYC MQG DWR Challenge, was published in Modern Patchwork and spent a year traveling the country. It came back home and now has become a winner again. It really has been a wonderful experience.
I spent a lot of time on the floor talking to visitors and sharing this special quilt.
I also entered another quilt, the Dresden Star.
This one I called More Flowers for Nana Girl and it's also wearing blue!! It's been so exciting and there's still one more day.