Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2 Quilt Shows This Weekend!

Two quilt shows on the same weekend.
Is that great or what!
Plus, it's my Saturday Sew Day with the guild.
I'm in quilter's heaven. 

I want to show you my entry for the Rockford IL show.

Redwork Vintage Baskets 

 The pattern is called Aunt Bea's Parlor
designed by Judy Reynolds for
Black Cat Creations

I love the nostalgic embroidery basket designs.

 It took me most of the winter to 
hand stitch the 20 blocks.

 Of course, I used a different setting 
than the pattern called for. 
And I scalloped the edges.
The scallop edge really gives 
the quilt a quaint feel.

And quilted feathers complete
the look.

Have you ever scalloped the edges of a quilt?
It's not as hard as you think.
A little math and
You Tube.
The binding must be cut on the bias,
(not straight edge).
Here are easy to understand 
visual directions for
bias binding I've ever-ever found.
Print the pdf file for reference.
File it away.
One day you'll thank me.

OOO, I want to leave you with this darling
new quilt pattern and line of fabrics
from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.

 The pattern is called
"Vintage Dishes"
the fabric
"Sew Cherry"
 Photos taken from her site.
Take a peak.

 Don't ya just love the rick rack border
and scrappy binding!

Can you tell what I'm going to be 
on the look out for in those vendors booths?


  1. Karen I just had to write and tell you how beautiful your quilt is! Everything from the redwork baskets to the scalloped edge and the quilting are just perfect what a heirloom to have. Congratulations

  2. Wow, beautiful I will get the instructions for the scalloped edge, never made one, but would love to one day.What beautiful quilting !

  3. I tried to get the PDF file, but was unable....:-(

  4. Your redwork quilt is stunning!

  5. Karen you are going..;.send in pics I will post them if you like with links back to you...
    have fun...love the redwork btw

  6. Karen your red work is beautiful. Love the scalloped edges. And your quiting is just wonderful you did a great job.

  7. Karen they are both just gorgeous!!
    And as always...your quilting is amazing.
    I was actually thinking about you the other night....and since I don't have my quilting machine up, I was wondering if you would be interested in quilting this Buttercream Summer for me. Let me know and how much!

    You are right...the fan blades are addictive. And the Meet Me in Paris quilt seems to be one that people like to make more than once!

    Hugs girlie!


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