Thursday, January 29, 2015

Super Snow-Sew day


I hope all you New Englanders had a super sew day! I was able to finish up a number of my triangle border pieces on my "Cooking With Jane" potholder quilt. I have almost an entire side done. 



I was also able to make up a few dozen kits for some of my upcoming potholder classes. I am teaching 4 classes in the next few months so it was nice to get a few kits made up. The kits include squares to make two 4-patch blocks, with bating, backing and binding for both. 


And, a friend kindly sent me these photos of my quilt at the "Road to California" this past week. 


I am in very good company between two award winning quilters, Linda Roy (one of my hand quilting idols) and Janet Stone.


 What more could I ask for (except maybe to be standing there with it!). Thanks for the photos and the kind words Pam.
Enjoy the day.



15 comments:

  1. Have you thought of selling patterns for your quilt that won a prize?

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    1. Actually yes I have been asked many times. All I need is a ghost writer or 100 more hours in a week! I do teach the potholder method and give patterns away at classes.

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  2. Your quilt is a feast of shape and colour, so much to look at! I am fascinated with your potholder quilting technique too. Can't wait to see the wedges in their final destination.

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    1. Thank you for such a kind comment. I did have fun designing this one. After the 70th block through I was getting tired of drawing and I think it shows in the last few (shall we say less inspired) blocks. I can't wait to see how the wedges fit together too. If you hear screaming from up Maine way, you will know they didn't work out.

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  3. Your quilt looks wonderful at the show! It must be hard to have a winner and not be there to bask in the glory.

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    1. I just wish I had been in California! But then I would have missed all this lovely snow! I am glad others had the chance to enjoy it. I LOVE going to quilt shows. So much positive energy! Thanks for your kind words.

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  4. Can hardly wait to see the finished "Cooking with Jane" quilt. Btw, where are your classes to be held?

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    1. This weekend is Gardiner. I also have Portland, Bridgton and Skohegan coming up. Whoopie!

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  5. Wendy, your work looks lovely. Wish I could see it in person! Congrats on the ribbon in CA! I'm excited to see interest in the hot pad method also. That quilt is great!!
    Your wedges for DJ look intriguing, and can not wait to see these come together!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    Glad to hear you are also enjoying your snow and not snowed under.

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    1. Thanks Debra, I hope we can get the word out about this fun method. I am looking forward to seeing how the triangles come together too. Keep your fingers crossed.

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  6. I will never forget seeing your quilts at IMAGES in 2013 I think. Gorgeous. I'm so glad to have found your blog!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! It was fun to have my own show at Images. The best part was meeting all the great people who are still interested in hand quirk. I do love all the machine work out there today, but I sometimes feel like hand work is dying and I need to do my part to keep it alive!

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  7. Congratulations! It's a great quilt. Nice to see hand work recognized. Your class must be a lot of fun.

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  8. Great quilt. So nice to get photos from the show. I love the different colours.

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