Showing posts with label quilting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilting. Show all posts

Friday, June 05, 2015

Holiday Pines ... Continued

I have now added a gray border to "Holiday Pines," bringing elements from the center of the quilt out into the border. You can see where I started this quilt HERE.

My goal for this quilt is to merge or integrate fiber art with traditional utility type quilts. It measures around 60"X60" and is big enough for a throw for the back of a couch or small enough for a wall in your mountain cabin.

Now, my question is how should I quilt it? Is it complete with the gray borders? With what color should it be bound?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Visit to Paducah and the Quilt Show

Some highlights of the annual quilt show for me was a visit with Lea McComas, the maker of “Bike Boys.” Lea received her inspiration from “a photograph and newspaper clipping from the Denver Post in the archives of the History Colorado Museum, Denver, Colorado.”


I like the simplicity of this quilt “Diamond Dust” by Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold.



AQS fixed up such a nice display with my quilt “Family Circle – Farmer’s Delight” to promote their 2016 Quilt Art engagement calendar.


Hancock's of Paducah was a favorite spot for many quilters with 1000s of bolts of fabrics. This quilt was hanging from the ceiling of the store along with many others.



My niece, Holly and I visited the Yeiser Art Center to see the exhibit “Fantastic Fibers.” She fell in love with the 2nd place winner’s book made of fabric with hand embroidered words.



Shea Wilkinson’s fiber art reminded me of “The Body Song,” I fritter fratter frit … I’m the brain with the electric current … learning bit by bit …. and I fritter all the time.


Friday, September 05, 2014

Dana Finishes Her “Dare to be Unsquare” Quilt

… as a Quilter

Dana came one afternoon and worked diligently to finish her quilt.

She opted to put fleece on the back and tie it.

She started the quilt way back HERE. It’s so cuddly and warm.

And now her persistence has paid off!
This quilt is a lot like what Gina made HERE and what Emily & I made HERE.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

“Lily” Quilt Class in Starkville

Yesterday I took my accordion style “design wall” to Starkville to teach a “Lily” workshop for the Golden Triangle Quilters.

This is my sample “Lily” that we made in class.
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Most of the ladies finished fusing their tops and a lot of them got a good start on the quilting.
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It was so interesting to see the different variations that each person used to make their quilt unique.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Peacock Quilt -– Palatial Plumage

My peacock quilt, Palatial Plumage is now finished.

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It measures 25.5” X 32.”
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You can see my progress and some of my technique’s HERE.
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Back with label.
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Name: Palatial Plumage
Dimensions: 25.5” X 32”
Fiber: Cotton fabrics with and assortment of Superior Threads
Techniques: Fused applique and heavily machine quilted

 Creations by Nina-Marie LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guests, Maple Street Quilters, and PTQs

Life …

Recent guests in our home have been a new neighbor, Seth and his family from Ohio.

Kirby and Georgi

Ashton and Amy

… as a Quilter

I enjoyed quilting with these ladies, The Maple Street Quilters from Columbus. Most of their work goes to the American Red Cross.


This quilt will be for Columbus’ Welcome Center, Tennessee Williams birth place.


I invited my new friend Linda from Ohio to come with me to our monthly PTQ’s meeting.

Show and Tell is a highlight of our monthly PTQ meeting.


Notice the picture of The Bird of Paradise flower from a painting that Judy is holding that inspired her quilt.






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