Friday, February 27, 2015

Quilt Show Ready

As you know, there are so many little details before a quilt is truly finished: burying threads, binding, label, sleeve (if it's in a show), washing, blocking. But finally, all three quilts are ready for the SCVQA quilt show March 14-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  It's not judged; simply a way to share what we've been working on the last two years. And Bay Area Modern has a section, too. If you're in the area I hope you will come.

My entries are Round Robin Improv (workshop), Curved Improv and Propellers and Planes. There's no room in my house to get a photo of the entire quilt. Hopefully I can get one at the show. And that will be my last photo of this quilt. Promise!

Steam Punk blocks and enlarged propeller blocks on point with sawtooth sashing.
Propellers and Planes (118"x118"), partial view.

Now to clean up the sewing room, relax a bit and then see what I can do with those New York Beauty blocks. Don't forget Pi Day! 3.141592653... translates to March 14, 2015 at 9:26.53 AM. How are you celebrating?

Linking up to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Enjoy the day,

24 comments:

  1. I have never had to make a quilt sleeve yet.:) Important details but probably a bit tedious! Kudos to you for getting your quilts all ready for the show. They are absolutely wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. They've taken so long. I've enjoyed it but am glad to have them completed. (I hate sleeves. Supremely boring but useful.)

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  2. Wow that is fabulous! good luck in the show!!

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    1. Thanks, Kris. It's more an exhibition since the quilts aren't judged. My favorite kind because people talk with each other about their quilts.

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  3. Love this quilt design! The scrappiness keeps my eye moving around the quilt, as does the design. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona. There are many scraps from quilts I've made over the years for family and friends. That makes it more special to me.

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  4. Totally awesome! Wipe away my drool!

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  5. My socks are well and truly blown off by your wonderful quilt Ann! I'm sure it will be remembered well by everyone that sees it in the exhibition; I really wish I could come! I look forward to the next photo very much :) x

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    1. How kind of you, Stephie. There are many talented members of our guild. It's great fun to see everyone's work in one place.The in-depth discussions about each quilt make it especially enjoyable.

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  6. I didn't realise you were working to a deadline, but congratulations on getting all three done. I love this now it's finished - it's got that lovely scrappy feel but it all holds together really well at the same time. The different sized propellers work really well and I particularly like your pointy edges.

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    1. I didn't have a deadline until the end of the year when the show seemed like a reasonable time to finish them. Without it, they probably would still be WIPs. Thanks for all the compliments and encouragement throughout this whole process.

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  7. I didn't realise you were working to a deadline, but congratulations on getting all three done. I love this now it's finished - it's got that lovely scrappy feel but it all holds together really well at the same time. The different sized propellers work really well and I particularly like your pointy edges.

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  8. I wouldn't be disappointed to see more photos of this lovely quilt. Congratulations on your finishes, and this is such a gorgeous quilt!

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  9. As far as I'm concerned Ann, you can keep on showing as many photos as you want of your quilts! Wish I could come to the show and see them in person!

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  10. I am happy to see more pictures of this quilt! It's a fascinating piece and it's wonderful you will get to share it with people at the quilt show. I wish I could attend!

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  11. Love the dark little triangle sashing between the blocks.

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    1. Thanks, Paul. I haven't heard from you for a while.

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  12. I can't wait to see this in person. I love the different sized props and may try and add one in to my steampunk quilt also!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. It will be fun to meet you, too. I really like the different sized propellers.

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  13. Can't get enough of this quilt! It is so fabulous. How fun! Pi day - think I"ll make a lemon pie to have on that day.

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    1. I'm glad you like the quilt. Lemon pie sounds good to me! There will be pie here, too.

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