What's new from Paducah? April 26 2017, 0 Comments

 

It's up!! "A Garden for All Seasons"is up and hanging at AQS Paducah in the Dome Pavilion!

9' X 30'

Quilted by Shelly Pagliai

 

aprox info:

It weighs 28 lbs.

462 Large 10" hexagons ( my large and small hex template were used, purchase here )

about 38.5 yards of fabric for the top

27 Yards of Fabric for the backing.

30 yard roll of Polyester batting

 

Made as a Public Art Piece,

Inspired to make it, because my bank just redid their lobby, and I really thought they needed a  great quilt hanging on the art free walls...

Meant to submit a proposal for it to hang as Public Art...

Found its home, in the new Simplicity Creative Group- EZ Quilting offices which are now in....

 

wait for it...

 

In my Bank building that inspired me to make it in the first place... so it will live where it's meant to be!

 

 

 

 

I won an Honorable Mention Ribbon on my quilt "Negative Space, Positive Attitude, Quilted by my friend Shelly Pagliai from Prairiemoonquilts.com

 

Here is Myself, Shelly and her sister Katy. Sharing in the JUKI love!  


Dresdens and the perfect quilt April 16 2017, 1 Comment

 My attempt at making a quilt I will actually sleep under!  You may notice in the video that Jenny Egg does not stay of my bed... She has to sleep with me, touch me, and snuggle... So I need a quilt that is not WHITE!  The quilt I currently have on my bed, is laying upside down, so the backing is face up... It looks great in my rom, but I want something a little more patchwork-y!

 

So here I am using Browns and pinks.  The fabrics I am using are:

Meadow Stripe beige

Felix in brown

Solid Brown velvet

Brown/cream  stripe

pink/cream stripe

Vivid in buff

Pink starflower

beige star flower

Pink Leo diamond

Elizabeth's dowry cream

 

Using easy HST's and Four patches, I am getting a lot of movement among these blocks. I'm loving it, but need some selfish ME time to get it finished...(things with no deadlines seem to take me a lot longer to finish!) It will be a KING size quilt.

 

 

 

My current quilt which I made YEARS ago, before I was serious about quilting, uses a random dresden wedge shape. I sifted through my scrap bins and stash and puled all my "not so pretty fabrics, and then added in a pretty fabric to each set, to make them all look nice together, Which, actually made a really beautiful quilt!  (it's a good challenge and a great way to get rid of a few old fabrics in our stash!  How can you bring new eyes to old fabrics and make them look vibrant and pretty? PLAY!  VFW QUILTS DRESDEN TEMPLATE

 

Now I use my VFWquilts Dresden template. I have a new quilt pattern coming soon, but this is a very easy handy tool to have in your stash...  22 blades makes a full circle... I used appliqué glue to hold my dresden circle in place on a giant quilt block, next used Bias tape  to top stitch the circles into place on the basis tape. easy to deal with that raw edge! No appliqué!

I also used it to make this sweet customs quilt before Christmas... More on that coming soon!

 

This pieces uses all of Meadow Storm Fabrics plus Yellow Leo Diamond from my Mostly Manor Collection

 

Be sure to tag your photo to share the quilt you made and sleep under at Instagram @victoriafindlaywolfe  #quiltisleepunder  ( quilt I sleep under )

 

I can't wait to see!

 

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