Kauai Quilt Show 2017-Part 2

As promised, here are some pictures taken at random of the show! Enjoy!

This year, we have storefront windows for display! Sorry for the glare on the glass, but what a lovely presentation! Left to right – all are donations quilts for sale!

Get ready to be dazzled!! 🙂

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Pretty awesome, right?! My apologies to the artists whose quilts I missed. Some were sold before I could get a picture!

I hope you enjoy the pictures, but the quilts are so much more vibrant in person! Please visit as soon as you can! The show runs through February 22!

Aloha!

 

 

Kauai Quilt Show 2017

The Kauai Quilt Show 2017 will be from February 10-22 at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue at the Kauai Society of Artists location. Thank you KSA for allowing us the use of your space.

Here are a few photos from this year’s setup…thanks to all the volunteers!

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We are in a new space this year so the layout was carefully planned.

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The poles are going up as quilts are being delivered!

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Quilts being checked in.

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Each quilt is labeled and numbered.

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Once labeled, they are ready to hang!

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Measuring, lighting is adjusted, hanging & rearranging quilts…busy, busy, busy!

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2 of 3 baskets of donation quilts tagged and ready for sale!

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Every quilt entered will be displayed…these are waiting for their spot.

I’ll post more pictures tomorrow of the final setup. It came together great and will be an awesome show! We have over 70 quilts and 20+ donation quilts. Various quilts are for sale and there will be Viewer’s Choice awards.

I hope you can attend! Admission is free!

Aloha!

 

 

What the?!

Excuse me!? What happened to October? How can it already be the first week of November!?

Since I last wrote, a lot has happened…as I am sure the same is true for you! This seems to always happen, right? One minute you are just recovering from a new roof and then family arrives and goes home (*sniff*) and now it’s already time for the holidays?! Like I said, “What the?!”

Time flies when your hands are busy. So here is a fast recap to catch up…

Grandies came for a wonderful visit and they loved the beach!!

On their Facebook page, I saw this photo of the bedspread I custom quilted for Pu’uwai Design in Koloa…in it’s new home! How gorgeous is this setting!?!? 🙂

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My cousin was so happy with her custom quilt made with tropical weight batting (super thin cotton). She took inspiration from her favorite artist, Steve Mei for incorporating  a soothing waterscape across Kona White. I even made matching king size pillow shams! A first for me! Lovely!

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I quilted more donation quilts!

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I quilted a few customer quilts! (Three of these were flannel and super soft!!)

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I even got one I “made a long time ago” quilted! Check off one UFO! WhooHoo!!

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It is completely done…labeled, too! It looks so nice in the guest bedroom!

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I sold a lap quilt and a wall hanging!

I am almost finished with a commissioned quilt. I’ll post about that when it is complete and received by the customer – a high school friend in Texas.

I have worked on other things as well but I am running out of space for photos on the blog. I’m not sure how I will fix that but will address it on another day. In the meantime, I will continue to post almost daily on Instagram and Facebook.

Our quilt show in Kauai will be in February, so I have to work on my entries for that. They are pieced and ready to be quilted with the exception of one. I’m feeling pretty good about that!!! But…they have to be finished in January so it’s too soon to celebrate!

Check out my Facebook Page here for other photos as I get more things quilted and projects in progress. *Like* my page, please, and keep up with my quilting projects!

I am up to 389 but hope to have 500 followers by the end of the year. It’s right around the corner so don’t delay!! Stop by soon!

And since Christmas is quickly approaching (as well as cooler temps!) check out my Etsy shop for some gifts. Or message me if you don’t see something you’d like…give the gift of something handmade and one-of-a-kind…made in Kauai!!

Aloha!

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June Donation Quilts & Gold!

I know June isn’t quite over but our monthly friendship circle meets the last Sunday of the month. This month, however, Saturday was selected for a “work” day…a day to bind quilts and assemble more quilt tops by our group. Thus, I will be returning six quilted tops tomorrow!

Here are some close ups of the last three I quilted this week…I really like the turtle fabric for the backing. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough for all three quilt tops.

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The best match was to use up some of this blue for the backs…

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Soon after I started quilting the top with the blue squares, I notice this on my needle and thread plate. Hmmm…very strange. There weren’t any signs or noises indicating metal rubbing against anything. There isn’t even anything gold on the machine.

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After I started quilting the green top, noting the same thing, different day, I sent a text to my Gammill dealer in California asking if this was normal. I continued stitching and then…aha! Light bulb moment!

It was coming from the backing fabric! Duh! It has a metallic gold filigree!

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Glad I figured it out! Too bad there wasn’t enough “gold” to gather…that machine could be making me some extra fabric money!! 🙂

I texted the dealer back, saying “never mind”…ahem! :/

None the less, here is what I will be delivering tomorrow!

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Have a great weekend!

Oh, and don’t get too excited if your sewing machine starts sprinkling gold dust…that’s asking a bit too much from the quilting faeries!  🙂

 

 

 

Quilts & Grandies

Yesterday, I finished Master Beckett’s first quilt from me. He is already 8 months old. Shame on me for not getting him a quilt sooner! I’ll try to be a better Gigi going forward!”

“Trucks for Beckett” is adapted from a pattern by Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop. I used smaller blocks as well as fewer than her pattern used. I think it will be just right for a little guy scooting around on the floor or dragging behind him as soon as he can chase big brother down the hall!

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Trucks for Beckett Measures approx. 35″ square

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The backing fabric is Sesame Street…the words and colors are the best for this little boy!!

I have some new photos of the Grandies that I just love!

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Master Brogan loves his ice cream!

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Boys being boys…on the Monster quilt I made Brogan for Christmas last year before we left Oklahoma!

Master Beckett is loving his carrots!

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Happy boy! Those dimples!!

Miss Evelyn enjoying her quilt in Japan!

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Don’t you just want to kiss those cheeks!?

She is already six months old?!?!

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Rolling over, reaching up, and growing up too fast!

I am going to have to make big kid quilts before I know it!

I love them all the mostest!!

Aloha!

 

 

More practice!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a lovely day where ever you are!

We’ve had a rainy weekend so I got to do some quilting today! I successfully quilted a nice lap or couch size quilt top – 62″ x 80″!

Here was how it started…a very nice selection of fabrics!

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I made this quilt top a month or so back and I guess with the quilt show and delivery of the Statler I never posted it here! I’m glad I at least posted it on my Facebook page!

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I did my daily maintenance on the Gammill – oiling, dusting, bobbin winding, etc. Then I loaded the backing fabric and floated the batting and top. Here is the first row!

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With the Statler magic and only two stops for refills in the bobbin, it is quilted!!!

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I tried to photograph the back…white on white fabric with natural thread…a cloudy day…isn’t’ the best for a great photo, but I promise, there isn’t any puckers, pinches or skipped stitches! Yay!!DSC05760

All the trimming is done and it is ready for the binding! I am happy I am getting the measurements better so the quilting goes almost to the edge but leaves enough for the binding to be attached without cuting off the design.

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I’ll get the binding made next and I might even get it sewn on today but most likely not until the morning!

This one will be for sale in my online shop, so watch for that posting! Subscribe to my blog and you won’t miss it or any other items I make in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha!

 

 

Let’s Write a Pattern!

Happy Monday to you! Has your coffee (or caffeine eye-opener of choice) kicked in? Let’s get this week going, ok?

I mentioned in this post my New Year’s resolutions being some new things to try now that we are a bit more settled. A blog came up on Facebook this morning that had some mental bells dinging in my mind…my coffee had just about kicked in by then! Look out! Creative wheels going into over-drive!! LOL

Meadow Mist Designs is starting a new series of pattern writing blogs. If you are like me, you’ve tweaked a quilting pattern or two in your creative endeavors. Did you ever think of creating your very own pattern…to give away or possibly sell? I have!

I created this quilt design using a Tri-Rec Ruler (a new ruler for me!) at the end of 2014 and received a lot of positive feedback on it when I posted this blog! I think I will use this as my first attempt at pattern writing!

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Cheryl Brickey is a chemical engineer and patent agent by day and quilter by night who has already published or given away 30 patterns! How great is that!?! Who better to help us tackle the road blocks in getting a pattern from start to finish…successfully!

I am sharing her blog series with you today in case you haven’t seen it yet. Let’s follow along and see if her series inspires us to give it a go!! Click on her logo below!

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I will post my test pattern adventure on my blog so check back often! Heck, if you haven’t already, click on the box to the right to get email updates when I post a new blog. It is FREE, nothing is required from WordPress to get updates, and I don’t even see your email address much less give or share any of your personal information!

Leave me a comment if you like the series and/or plan to play along! I’d love to hear about YOUR pattern!! 🙂

Aloha!

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