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Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Little Quilt Show

One of my 2009 goals is to make at least 1 table runner or wall hanging per month.
This is my January project, it's a small wall hanging from the book Bits and Pieces. I used a fabric line by Buggy Barn.
This quilt was outside of my comfort zone in that it contained hearts. Yea, lots of them! I am not a mushy, lovey type of person, but I like the more primitive style of the hearts (elongated).
I hand appliqued the hearts then hand quilted the piece. I got it soaking wet and let it air dry to achieve the wrinkled look. I'm happy with the results.
Yesterday I worked at the shop (Sew Sweet). I took some pictures of original quilts they have designed for your viewing pleasure.
This was last year's (2008) Shop Hop Quilt. The theme for the hop was "Once Upon a Time". Sew Sweet chose Goose Girl. It's a young adult fantasy novel by a Utah author Shannon Hale. The story is based on a Brother's Grimm tale by the same name.
I tell you, the picture does not do it justice! There are three-dimensional elements in the quilt (for which Sew Sweet is known for). The little flower buds that surround the outer border are 3-D, as are the 'pinwheels'. The 'picots' have a small yellow piping trimming the 3-D triangles. Lakehouse fabrics were used.

This quilt is a companion piece to the Goose Girl quilt and is done in the popular pink and light greens. It is a throw size. The 'geese' are three-dimentional, the quilt is made mostly with Lakehouse fabrics.

This is a quilt made from the shop's quilt from two years ago's Shop Hop. The theme was "Everyone's A Star" in which the shops chose movies to represent and Sew Sweet chose A Field of Dreams. The original quilt was done in all shades of green, symbolising a green field. The next quilt was designed especially for an event in Delta, Utah. Every year they have a Snow Goose Festival and along with that there is a quilt show and classes. Marta will be teaching this quilt. It is crib sized, the flowers have a very small piping outlining the petals.
Well, that's my show! If you enjoyed the quilts, send off a note to Sew Sweet and tell them! They'll be tickled!


Pat said...

WOW...some REALLY nice quilts there and I really love your heart runner! You did a good job with it.

Shari said...

What great quilts! I think I've recently seen the tutorial for the dimensional geese and posted a link on my blog... will have to pop over to the shop and let them know how nice their quilts are.

I do like your heart quilt. Very sweet.

Lurline said...

I don't do projects with hearts, either, but must say your little heart wall hanging is my favourite - sort of lovely charm to it!
Hugs - Lurline♥ (oopsy, there's a heart!).

Kathy said...

GREAT quilts. I really love your little heart quilt. I've really "gotten into little quilts" here lately!!!

Sherri said...

Great quilts...I especially love the one with the flying geese!

Julia said...

What great quilts!
I especially love the one with the flying geese!
Julia ♥

Lindi said...

Beautiful quilts, Mel. I can't pick a favourite, i love them all.

Dawn said...

Hi Mel, Thanks for the little quilt show!! I adore the flying geese quilt...lovely!

Latharia said...

Love how the hearts piece turned out!