Sunday, August 18, 2013

More Quilt Show

 A few applique quilts.  I do love them but I seldom do hand applique.  Very frustrating for me!

 I really like the border on this Log Cabin.
 This quilt had so much movement with the diamond shapes.
 The border flowers on this beauty were amazing.
 I made one of these several years ago using Civil War fabrics.
 My granddaughter liked this one.  She wanted a dress like this.
 This quilt was awesome in person.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

That's all of the quilt show for this year.  I always enjoy seeing what other quilters make and always appreciate the amount of work that goes into their creations.

Happy Quilting!                       Lynda

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Utah Valley Annual Quilt Show

Here are a few quilts from the Annual Utah Valley Quilt Show in Springville.  My DD3 and I have attended this show almost every year to get inspiration and new ideas for quilts of our own.  

 I love black and white quilts.  I have a lot of black and white fabric left over from previous quilts and I thought this one would really be a way to use up some of the scraps.  String quilt.  Love it!
 This is such a precious little quilt for a grandbaby.  I love the way she has free hand cut the fence border.
 I've always loved the way applique adds to a quilt........I've just never been good at that so very few of my quilts have applique additions.
 Really loved the curvy border on this one.
 This one was all sewn with raw edges.  Very striking in person.
 I really loved this pineapple quilt.  The colors, the quilting, the corners.....all of it!
 Here's a little close up.
 A couple more applique.

 Aren't these flowers amazing.
This fish quilt had interesting sashing......all crocheted to look like water.

More pictures tomorrow.

Happy Quilting!                          Lynda

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fun with the Family

 My 3 daughters were all here for a couple of weeks so we decided we needed some fun projects to keep the kids busy.  Here some of them are making designs with beads in pie plates.  After many mess ups and repositionings, each grandchild was happy with their creation.  We baked them in the oven until they were slightly melted and stuck together.  The house smelled like burning plastic but we got some great little ornaments to hang outside. final pictures.  I'll have to get busy and add them later.
 Then, on Pinterest, we read about making sugar crystal candy.  We mixed and heated the sugar water and then added different colors to each jar, slipped in a skewer, and let them sit for several days.  They actually made fun little sugar candy.....eventually. pictures!
 Then we spent one evening making tie dyed shirts for everyone to wear on the 4th of July.  It was lots of fun and the kids really were surprised at how great they turned out.
 Then, what would the 4th of July be without homemade root beer.  We made a 5 gallon container of it.  We ended up sharing it with some neighbors.   5 gallons is a lot of root beer!
 Gavin has discovered Oreo cookies.  Can you tell he really enjoyed it?
Our garden is starting to produce.  Ellie loves going out every day and picking raspberries.  DD#3 and SIL have worked really hard on our little garden keeping the weeds out and harvesting produce.  We've also had lots of onions trying to thin them out so most of them get nice and big.  Our pumpkin is really growing too.  Ellie is looking forward to seeing the pumpkins appear from the big flowers.

More in the next couple of days ...... we went to a Quilt Show and a quick mini vacation.

Happy Quilting!                    Lynda