Clearing the Air

While it’s been a tough two weeks some fresh air and a lake view does the mind, body and soul some good. Having colorful quilts surrounding you at the same time brings a smile to your face. Like sunshine on the water.

Lake House Quilts 412015 (3)

Lake House Quilts 412015 (2)

Lake House Quilts 412015 (1)

 

Open Studio International Quilt Festival

My schedule for Open Studio at this weekend’s International Quilt Festival is;

  • Sleeves on Quilts – Thursday, March 26 th 10:00 am until Noon
  • Paper Piecing – Thursday, March 26 th 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
  • Beyond Basic Binding – Friday, March 27 th 10:00 until Noon

Quilt Sleeve Tutorial

Here is a tutorial I am offering at this year’s International Quilt Festival Open Studio.

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (1)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (2)

Measure quilt back from edge to edge in the direction where the sleeve will hang. This will be your length. (top) The width will be 9 inches. (bottom)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (5)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (4)

Place your sleeve right side down. Fold your nine inch edge a ¼ inch in on each side. PRESS. (top) Fold another ¼ of an inch on each side. PRESS. Then machine stitch close to inner edge. (bottom)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (6)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (9)

Bring the bottom edge up to meet (raw edges) wrong side together. (top) With wrong sides together, sew a ¼ inch seam the length of the sleeve. Begin the seam about ½ inch from the end, backstitch, continue seam to the end, then backstitch. This prevents the tail of the thread from hanging out the end of the sleeve. Press to form a new crease at the folded edge. Baste a large stitch ¼ inch along the new folded edge. (bottom)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (10)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (11)

Place your hands into the sleeve rotate sleeve to position basted edge on the bottom and the stitched seam on top. (top) Position the two seams over each other. Gently press your top seam open. Press entire sleeve forming two new creased folds. (bottom)

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (12)

Take sleeve with opened seam side down against quilt backing. Center along quilt back, pin sleeve along pressed edges to the quilt back. The top of the sleeve should be about ½ inch from the top of the quilt.

Hands sew top of sleeve, being careful not to stitch through to the front of the quilt. Then hand sew bottom sleeve again being careful not to stitch through to the front of the quilt.

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (13)

Hands sew bottom edge of the sleeve sides to the back of the quilt. I recommended that you double stitch or tack the corners.

Lake House Quilts Sleeve Tutorial (14)

Remove the basting stitch to give the sleeve the needed “D” shape for proper hanging.

 

Quiltcon 2015 – Celebration and Winners

Quiltcon 2015 in Austin, Texas was a great celebration of modern quilting. Look below for prior postings with images from the other categories.

Quiltcon 2015 - Best Of Show

Quiltcon 2015 – Best of Show

i Quilt by Kathy York
Austin, Texas, Austin MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Kathy York

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Face #1 by Melissa Averinos Individual MQG

Judge’s Choice, Janine Vangool

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos
West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Melissa Averinos Quilted by: Melissa Averinos & Suzanne Whiteside

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

First Place, Bias Tape Quilting Challenge

CPU by Katherine Jones
Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania, Australia MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Katherine Jones

Quiltcon 2015 - Best Machine Quilting

First Place, Best Machine Quilting

Diving Geese by Katie Pedersen
Seattle, Washington, Seattle MQG
Pieced by: Katie Pedersen Quilted by: Krista Withers

Quiltcon 2015 - Quilting Excellence

2015 Coats Award of Quilting Excellence

Coral Reef by Marla Varner
Sequim, Washington, Bainbridge Island MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Marla Varner

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

First Place, Appliqué

Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer
Calgary, AB, Canada, Calgary MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Katrina Hertzer

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnie Individual MQG

First Place, Improvisation

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle
Monroe, New York, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Nydia Kehnle

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - For Tonya by Emily Coffey Ashville MQG

Judge’s Choice, Stevii Graves

For Tanya by Emily & Miriam Coffey
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, MQG of Asheville
Pieced & Quilted by: Miriam Coffey

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

First Place, Handwork

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral
Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Patricia Lutteral

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

First Place, Modern Traditionalism

Long Island Modern Sampler by Kim Soper
Centerport, New York Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Kim Soper

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

First Place, Small Quilts

What’s the frequency, love? by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Woodbridge, Connecticut, Southern Connecticut MQG
Pieced & Quitled by: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Quilcon 2015 Minimalist - Breath by Leanne Chahley Edmonton MQG

First Place, Minimalist Design

Breathe by Leanne Chahley
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Edmonton MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Leanne Chahley

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

First Place, Group or Bee Quilts

Playing with Little Bits created by participants of Mid-Atlantic MOD 2014
Columbia, Maryland, Baltimore MQG
Pieced by: Rose Daley, Anna Levengood, Jill Stafford, Jessica Skultety, Jessica Levitt, Robin Tillsworth, Rachel Singh, and Elizabeth Timmons Quilted by: Rose Daley

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Flight Path by Mary Menzer Virginia Beach MQG

First Place, Piecing

Flight Path by Mary Menzer
Virginia Beach, Virginia, Virginia Beach MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Mary Menzer

Quiltcon 2015 - Use Of Negative Space

First Place, Use of Negative Space

Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury
North Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vancouver MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Krista Hennebury

*Sorry, no image of 7 Up by Debra Jalbert

First Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

7 Up by Debra Jalbert
Clermont, Florida, Orlando MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Debra Jalbert

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

First Place, Youth and Judge’s Choice, Carolyn Friedlander

Rainbow Magic by Mollie McMahon
Sutton, NSW, Australia, Canberra MQG
Pieced by: Mollie McMahon Quilted by: Mollie McMahon & Jules McMahon

Quiltcon 2015 - People Choice Award

People’s Choice Award at Quilt Con 2015 went to “A Quilt for Our Bed” by Laura Hartrich and quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quiltcon 2015 – The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Here are a few of the quilts that were on display at Quiltcon 2015 from Gee’s Bend.

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Devil’s Walking Stick by Mary Margret Pettway

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Railroad Crossing by China Pettway

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Lazy Gal Bars by Lucy Lee Pettway-Witherspoon

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Untitled by Unknown Maker

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Housetop Red and Turquoise by Ruth Kennedy

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

 

Quiltcon 2015 - The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Quiltcon 2015 – Modern Traditionalism

Modern Traditionalism – Quilt design incorporates the use of an identifiable traditional block pattern and modernizes it by applying design elements such as alternate grid work, asymmetry, color, scale, etc.

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Third Place Refresh by Anna Boenish

Seattle, Washington, Seattle MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Anna Boenish

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Second Place Deconstructed LoneStar by Amy Struckmeyer

Oak Park, Illinois, Chicago MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Amy Struckmeyer

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

First Place Long Island Modern Sampler by Kim Soper

Centerport, New York, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Kim Soper

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

 

Half Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan
Individual Member, Oakland, California

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

 

Grand Pineapple- Dichotomy by Allison Lee
Triangle MQG (North Carolina) (right)

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

 

Sunset by Corinne Sovey
Austin MQG

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 - Modern Traditionalism

Quiltcon 2015 – Piecing

Piecing – Quilts that are machine pieced and reflect a particularly strong or innovative use of piecing.

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Flight Path by Mary Menzer Virginia Beach MQG

First Place Flight Path by Mary Menzer

Virginia Beach, Virginia, Virginia Beach MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Mary Menzer

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Little Brother by Stacey Murton Vancouver MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwarz Ann Arbor MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber Kansas City MQG

 

 

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Mercury by Jodi Vancouver MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Holy Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum St Louis MQG

 

Holy Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum
St Louis MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Bauble by Emily Cier Seattle MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Facets by Liz Harvatine Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Barn Remnant by Kim Eichier Messmer Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery Edinburgh MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson Kansas City MQG

 

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson
Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Off Kilter by Melissa Carry Individual MQG

 

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry
Individual Member, Utah

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Gaggle Of Geese by Janice Ryan Los Angeles MQG

 

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Lemonade by Susan Strong Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Flame by Rebecca Bryan Houston MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Bear Face by Jenna Richardson Santa Barbara MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Tangelo by Shannon Page Dallas MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Feathers by Shannon Page Dallas MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler Vancouver MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Starfall II by Faith Jones Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Celing Tiles by Amy Gamo Indianapolis MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - W Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - City Center by Angie Henderson St Louis MQG

 

City Center by Angie Henderson
St Louis MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson Seattle MQG

 

Annie Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson
Seattle MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard San Diego MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan Individual MQG

 

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan
Individual Member, California

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Indie by Phoebe Harrell Charleston MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Icy Water by Amy Garro Indianapolis MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - gRadient by Elizabeth Balderiama Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichier Messmer Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Disruption by Barbara Lockwood Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Carnival by Melody Baker Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan Houston MQG and And The Moon At Night by Colleen Molen Silicon Valley MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Tess  Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Happy by Carrie W Austin MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Cascade Quilt by Kristin Schroeder Individual MQG and The Power Of Three by Kristin Shields Central Oregon MQG

 

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder
Individual Member, Texas (left)

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields
Central Oregon MQG (right)

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - 48 by Christa Watson Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Knit Snippet by Lofje Meijknecht Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Sam And Suzy by Megan Callahan Portland MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly Portland MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Aura Blue by David Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie Triangle MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Peace by Leanne Chahley Edmonton MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Road To Pasadena by Kendra Nitta Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Fish Tails by Kristen Balou Seattle MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Profits & Losses by Gina Pina Austin MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Texas Forever by Corrine Sovey Austin MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Welcome To Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson Kansas City MQG

 

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson
Kansas City MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks Crichfield Individual MQG and Iceberg by Crystal McGann Canberra MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky Individual MQG

Third Place Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky

Centennial, Colorado, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Kari Vojtechovsky

Quiltcon 2015 Piecing - Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter Austin MQG

Second Place Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter

Thorndale, Texas, Austin MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Amanda Hohnstreiter