Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Workshops

On September 12, I was in Folsom at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild.  What a great guild!  We had a small class and a couple people had to leave early so didn't get too many pictures, but what I got is really super.

All Starry Orange Peel blocks this time and again, a great variety.

Then last week I was at Diablo Valley Quilters, another great guild, and I was happily surprised by a tile quilt made from our book before I ever got there.  Lynn and her sister, made it for another sister, Tessie, who owns a tile shop thinking Tessie would hang it in her shop.  I understand that isn't the case. This is the Lotus quilt from the cover of Tile Quilt Revival in 10'' format and the blocks in a different order.  It is so happy with all the bright flowers and I love the letters in the lower border, forming the name of the quilt, "Tessie's Treasures".  I so seldom see completed tile quilts.  I was really excited and I think this quilt is exceptionally nice.

I hung the quilt on the design wall in the classroom next to my "Lotus" quilt which is in 15'' format partly visible on the left..

Here is a close up of the lower border.

And here is a close up of one of the blocks.

And here are the blocks from the workshop.  First the Lotus blocks.

William Morris fabrics

Australian fabrics

This Lotus block is 10'' and will be fused instead of hand appliqued.

And now two Starry Orange Peel blocks.

What fun!  Two more workshops to do this year.

Monday, September 10, 2012

More Workshops

Gads, I'm way behind!  I've been to two great guilds and have great pictures from the workshops that I need to show before heading out tomorrow to Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild and no doubt collecting photos of more great work.

First of all on August 18, I was beside a lovely pond with ducks and geese outside and lots of tile inside!  The Petaluma Quilt Guild.  Their quilt show was the week before and from the stories they told, it was a great success.

First are the blocks from the Lotus pattern.  Note the first:  All about Elvis!  I love it!  Who knew that Elvis fabric could make a tile quilt!

 Here are more Lotus blocks.  As usual, all very different. and all very beautiful.  Notice that some of the blocks show the applique in progress and the background and grout lines being revealed.

The next block was a redesign in class of the Lotus block made larger and rectangular, rather than square.  In the upper right corner is a fabric being "auditioned" for that spot.

And now for the Starry Orange Peel Blocks.  Several of these blocks were well along the way of having the grout revealed with the pieces appliqued in place.

Great work and a great bunch of quilters.  And, they sent me home with a dozen Petaluma eggs!

Then on August 21, I was at the Friendship Square Quilt Guild in La Habra down in Orange County.

Another great group who produced a great bunch of blocks.

First the Starry Orange Peel blocks

 One Orange Peel appliqued!

And the Lotus Blocks.

This last block is one of the other patterns from the Lotus quilt. 

I never cease to be amazed at the variety of fabrics and how they all seem to work in a Tile Quilt -- including the Elvis fabric!  Keep inspiring me!