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Quilts on High - Burlington, NJ
I've been meaning to post these pics all week. The Quilt Gods helped hold off the rain in Burlington, NJ last Saturday for the "Quilts on High" event. However, it gave enough of a scare that Olde City Quilt Shop had local merchants host some of the quilts indoor. They were afraid if the sky opened up that they couldn't get them all down in time. It is a shame, because the quilts outdoor really, really looked stunning... This was the first year, that I'm aware of, for this event.
I thought I'd share a few pictures. I couldn't pick just a few, so I hope you don't mind all the photos:
You can see those outside really are stunning. The NY Beauty below was my FAV.
I love a good Rooster and Snowman Quilt
This Barn quilt was really something, but unfortunately, it was one of the ones indoors and the picture doesn't really do it justice.
Then, the 3D Spider Quilt
Last but not least, the World Trade Center 911 Quilt. Shortly after 911, the quilter downloaded over 1000 photos of the victims of WTC 911 and used over 600 in this quilts. It is a very gray and hazy but the quilter stated it was appropriate since that is how she felt and how NY looked on the days following.
First hand, this quilt really hits you.
I tried to capture a close up so you could see some of the faces.
That's my review of "Quilts on High". I wish the weather was so unsteady and that all the quilts could have been outside. I guess there is next year.
The 2nd pattern we test drove at the Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor's Retreat was Deb's Tucker's Northern Neighbors. This is another pattern she plans on having out in a few months. It was really neat.
Plus, you don't need to go with the traditional Canadian Maple Leaves if you don't want to.... several of us Certified Instructors took it in several different directions. Here are a few examples.
This is Donna's - Just to die for! Love the batiks! She got really far - - she doesn't talk as much of the rest of us! LOL
Here is mine, with my Kaffe Stash:
And then the groups, so you can compare and see how versatile the pattern is:
This pattern will use the following Studio 180 Design's tools: Split Rects, Corner Beam, Wing Clipper, Square2.... If you don't own then, this is a great weekend to purchase them at my etsy shop. I'm offering 15% off if you spend $20 or more. Use code: ENDMARCH at my shop now through Monday. www.etsy.co…
Woohoo! Block 3! I hope you are all loving this as much as I am!
Block 3 is a Windmill Block. The Windmill block, in its simplest form, is thought to date back to mid-1700s. The Windmill block probably has over a hundred variations. In just my grandmother’s clippings and my reference materials, I found over 25 variations. I selected this variation due to its uniqueness. This clipping is referenced as Grandmother’s Patchwork Quilt Design, Book 20, 1931. Which I love, because I had a Windmill block quilt growing up, I always thought it was a Pinwheel block, but it wasn't. Maybe in a few weeks we will discuss the differences.
We will be using our Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer again, to make these units. Aren't you loving all the things you can do with this one tool! Just wait!
For my Fabric Selection 1, I went with a Triadic color plan based of my Turquoise (9), placing it with a Magenta (17) and Yellow (1). I love it! Just a reminder these color tab numbers are f…
you all for your patience! I know many of you have been wishing for Friday to be here! Well, it is Friday! I have the directions for Block 1! If
you read my Blog post the past Sunday, Why
I love Sampler Quilts, I don’t think you will be surprised that I selected
the Bear’s Paw Block (aka Hands of Friendship and many more names)! I felt I needed to deliver the “twist” so, I
went with a lesser known version. I was
so excited when I came across this version, published in an 1897’s Ladies Art
Company Catalog. The
Bear’s Paw is made up of half square triangles, of two different sizes; the
larger for the main part of the paw and the smaller for the toes of the paw.Of course, we will be using are Tucker Trimmer 1 (the TT3 will work as
well).The half square triangles are
going to be cut to whole number sizes, so make sure you are use the Tucker Trimmer
side with the whole circle.Basic
instructions are provided in the download,
if you need additional information, refer to the Studio 18…