Sunday, March 1, 2015

Quilting--For My Quilters--

"Forgive everyone everything"  Life Lessons According to Regina



Okay--Listen up all my quilters!  Here is a sample of what can be done.............................
I loved this quilt!  It was a use of negative space.........look closely...........

What do you think?!  Awesome, huh?


Okay, how about this on my next negative space top, Sandy?

And this striking quilt..... up close and personal.

I do believe that is hand stitching!


another negative space technique

 looks as though they meandered around the top............I could do that--NOT!

Repeat of one from yesterday's blog--love the colors but look at the quilting

Hand or machine?

This pastel quilt won an award for its design factor

I give it award for it's straight line quilting

Oh, okay, another one for the books--

Are you taking notes Jessica and Sandy?

Minimalist design for sure, but very effective in statement

and the quilting..............ahhhh!

Have to show this one again--applique and quilting style


Oh Boy!

And now, for something totally different--ekes!

Soft straight lines work with these horizontal and vertical lines.  These are just a few of the quilts that showed off their quilting--now to convince my quilters to try a few. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

QuiltCon 2015

"Always choose your life"  Life Lessons According to Regina


QuiltCon 2015: 

Although, in my book, this is a small intimate show, the quilts are anything but small--there are many with bold shapes, design elements--they speak loudly to represent the makers thoughts.
Color contrasts 

Plaids gone awry

Winners in every category--look closely at the quilting

Quilts that make your eyes wander and move in different directions


Maybe, you are a minimalist



or love applique



maybe, you like working with bias tape

or swirly lines

or straight lines

or you like playing EQ7 program to design your top
How about color?  What works?  What doesn't?

QuiltCon has a mixture of techniques to tickle your fancy

I thought this would be a great "orphan" block quilt--

 
And then you come to the one that just takes your breath away!  Two tops in one quilt!  Well, at least, you could have a revisable quilt!
Tomorrow--Quilting--just for my quilters!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Better Late..........................Than Never!

"Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ''In five years, will this matter?"  Life Lessons According to Regina




Austin, Texas 2015

By Now, you have probably seen a zillion photos from QuiltCon 2015 held in Austin last weekend--well, brace yourself, here are more!  I'm just a little late to the game.  I should post from the site--maybe, that should be my next determination!
anyway, here is my badge--Love what they do with the Name tags.  And many of the vendors gave out buttons and there was a swapping frenzy with buttons--I'm on the lame side with my number!

The set-up to check in or add classes was a dream--computer terminals and assistance in the main lobby--wish all conferences ran like this. 




Fabric merchants with their bright line-up of newest trends were situated around the floor

Chances to test your knowledge of Kona Solids--I didn't even try!

And personal appearances by many--like Jenny from Missouri Star.  My friend Linda was happy to meet and greet Jenny, who was willing to autograph her latest Mod Block Book for Linda. 

Oh, yeah!  Nice addition to their Block Magazine--I'm ready to subscribe!  The price is right on!

Take a look at their awards! 
Special exhibits--this one features Gee's Bends


Two of the quilts from that collection.
I'll be back tomorrow with some dandy quilts I liked.
See you then..........







Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gift for Julie!


"Burn the candles, use your nice sheets, wear your fancy lingerie.....Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special."  Life Lessons According to Regina

Remember the French Braid that we were squaring up for Expatchers?

We are finished!  This will be a gift for our dear friend, Julie, who is fighting a tough battle with cancer.  Julie, who lives in California, lived, worked, laughed. sewed with us while we were in Venezuela.  She was always one with a bright smile and a happy thought!

  The gals worked on the top with their own stash fabrics.  I'm sorry I wasn't there for most of the creating and sewing. 
Sandy did the embroidery--signing what we felt for Julie--Peace!

--Love!

And most of all our hearts!
I was there to help stitch down the binding and appreciate the beauty of friendship.
 
For the label, Judy M penned each of the givers' names in the loops of the heart.

Lovely piece of art for our dear friend Julie...............................we want for her comfort and this  token of our prayers to surround her.