Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lucy's New Jacket

My sister wanted a quilted jacket for her pug, Lucy. She's been asking me for years, but I finally got around to making one. This was a real quickie, just to see if the pattern fit her. I think she likes it, but it's hard to tell from her expression.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Rest of the Fall Sharing

These are the rest of the pictures I took on the final sharing day of the fall semester. Again, sorry that I didn't keep track of who made what. There were a lot more beautiful quilts, etc, but my camera has very limited battery capabilities so I just took pictures every now and then. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Friday, December 14, 2007

More Sharing from the Fall Class Finale

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fall Sharing Part 1

Here are the quilts from the fall sharing. Only one was a project from this semester, 2 from previous semesters and the others were from other sources. We have such talented students! I'm sorry that I wasn't organized enough this time to get the names of the makers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Round Robins Unveiled

Okay, so these are not technically round robins since I did almost all the actual sewing myself, but these were design exercises from the fall class. I started with a center block and a selection of fabrics and asked the classes to design them. We discussed them in class and I went home and selected what I felt were the best suggestions (or at least the techniques I knew how to do!) Here are the results: This quilt began with a thread painted tree on a rainbow pieced background. I found it a challenge (and I think the students did also) to work on a piece that had little value difference with the exception of the dark blue.

This quilt began with a paper-pieced Mariner's Compass done in autumn colors. This was probably the easiest project since we had both value and color to play with.

This round robin began with a paper-pieced block donated by one of my students. I didn't have any of the fabrics, but did my best to find substitutes. Obviously this quilt was an exercise in value and is my favorite.
Each quilt had the same format: a strong center block, a border, turned on point with applique added, another border all the way around and finally a border added to only the top and bottom of each quilt to make them rectangular. I'm pleased with the results and the classes seeemed to enjoy discussing them so I think we'll repeat the exercise again, perhaps next fall.
I hope you like them!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mosaic Cats

Here's a picture of the final quilt from last semester. Keep checking here and you might just see a preview of the spring semester. In the meantime I have a few pictures from the final sharing that I will edit and post as soon as I get caught up with Christmas cards, packages to mail, cookies baked, etc, etc. Enjoy your time off from class :-)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Houston Info

Someone asked me for the information for staying in Houston next fall for the quilt show and Bernina Fashion Show. Here is the information that I was given:

Hilton Americas Houston (may be full already)
1600 Lamar (connected to Geroge R. Brown Convention Center)
713-739-8000, fax: 713-739-8007

Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
713-654-1234, Fax: 713-646-6953

Doubletree Hotel, Allen Center
400 Dallas Street
800-772-7666, 713-759-0202, Fax: 713-652-5082

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
713-650-1300, Fax: 713-276-4787

Crowne Plaza Downtown Cullen Center
1700 Smith Street
713-739-8800 (Call Between 8 am and 6 pm), Fax: 713-739-7307

These are all in the downtown area and shuttle buses are provided between hotels and the convention center. The show runs October 30-November 2, 2008

Hope to see some of you there!

I'll post pictures from the final sharing as soon as I can catch my breath :-)