Friday, September 25, 2009

TA DA!!! The raffle quilt is done!

Here are pics of the raffle quilt that I designed and quilted for Prairie Stars Quilters Guild. The foundation blocks were made by members of the guild, the center applique was done by Chris Berry. Now I just need to get busy and make a pattern for it, which will be sold to help benefit the guild. So glad this phase is complete!

Detail 4

Detail 2

Detail 3

Detail 1

You can get the pattern from me via PayPal, $12 PPD. or $10 from me in person, all proceeds to go to the guild's educational efforts.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

4 Ribbons!

Well the Fair paid off! A record (for me) of 4 Best in Category Purple Ribbons! They were for Bed, Machine Quilted (a very large category!) Best Crib quilt, Best Professional Wallhanging, and Best Apron (!!!) So I am very happy, I thought I could pull off 3, but the apron was a surprise!

Anyway I have been working like crazy on my Texture Magic, and here are 2 more samples. A Baby Quilt made from the Bubbly Babies pattern, and a stocking I made very simply by foundation piecing to batting, strips of red and gold and gold hand-dyed. They I used Texture Magic on the cuff, and trimmed the whole thing with gold ric-rac. I would say all told it was about a 2.5 hour project and will demonstate to the shops I am calling on that the sky's the limit!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Goin' to the fair!

Today DH and I are taking my things to the Sandwich Fair. I was unable to paticipate last year, so I had quite a stockpile of things to enter, along with my Texture Magic bag and pillow. All told I have a record breaking 39 items! 2 years ago I got 2 Purple Ribbons (best in category) and this year I am hoping for 3. I will definately blog later in the week to let you all know! We are going Thursday for some fun and great food. This is a great county-style fair, the way they were meant to be!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Texture magic is more fun than I even imagined! I have been chained to my sewing machine for days, and it has been quite some time since I have had this kind of enthusiasm for sewing. Without further ado, here are some results. A baby quilt will be along in a day or two...

Texture Magic Stuff