Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday #12

Not a big week for accomplishments in my quilting world but a GREAT week for exposure!  This week in Nashua, NH  The Eastcoast Alliance 3 presented A Quilters Gathering.   Three members of our guild, The Souhegan Valley Quilts Guild,  had quilts accepted into the show!  Very proud of you, Faye, Kathy, & Terry!! 

I also took a class with my friend Patty.  The class was called Uncensored Art--the naked truth about techniques with Sarah Ann Smith.  Sarah was a very energetic and creative person who is busting with ideas and techniques! If you have a chance to take a class with Sarah I would recommend it!  She's lots of fun!!

I learned lots but didn't finish a piece as there was just too much going on!  These are two items I worked on.  The first was painting fabric using freezer paper stencils.

I can think of a lot of things to do with this for Christmas time!

The other piece I played with are a fabric art post card.  I was not particularly thrilled with my fabric choices but intend to add lots of bling and see what I can make of it...  with this one we used paint with all kinds of textures to apply it.
 I'll revisit this when I've had more time to play!

The other really great thing about A Quilters Gathering is the SHOPPING!!  They have LOTS of vendors, a great selection of fabrics with many that are not regularly available locally plus many new gadgets to try.  Patty and I found one to try with our new Art Fiber group but it's a secret for now - more later  :)

Also spent several hours manning our both for the quilt raffle - our drawing is on November 17th - if you're interested there's still time to take a chance to be the proud owner of this beautiful quilt!

Is that not the most beautiful smile?!!!

Ticket are available with paypal:

See you next week!  Marie

Completed Projects:  none
New Projects: none (but did come across a FEW new jelly rolls that will be looking for projects soon!)

Ongoing Projects: Worked on this week: also see no progress
Eric's Browning Quilt (Christmas present 2010!!!)- hand sewing binding :)
Rose of Sharon wall hanging - decided on feather design

Ongoing Blog Projects-monthly: include donated amounts - shows one person CAN make a difference!!!
4 Patch 4 Hope - 72 4-patch blocks (November next)
Block Lotto - monthly - November
Valor Quilt Bee (Month 1)

No progress:
Berry Bliss Twin Quilt 2of2 played with several designs... still deciding pattern 8/17/11 (got some fat quarters for this!)
Bottled Rainbow - ticker tape quilt - Continue collecting fabrics :)
Eric's Browning Quilt (Christmas present 2010!!!) made multi-fabric binding strip  8/24/11
Mason's graduation quilt - Back - continued - cut out fabric and started to assemble blocks 8/31/11
Snowman Quilt - top together awaiting borders, quilting, and binding 8/17/11
Boat Log Cabin Quilt 8/17/11 - took pictures - hanging in sewing area
Row Robin Sampler Quilt! have 5 strips of four blocks each... MoVeD the rows around... Still Thinkin...  8/24/11
Sunflower Glacier Star -Completed June's block - 4  behind now! progress!!! 9/4/11
SVQG - Mystery Quilt - Received instructions month 2&3!! - 9/9/11
Jelly Roll 1600 quilt! - completed top :)  10/5/11 - thinking I'm going to add some flying geese?!?
Two baby quilts! - pinks using D4P design - still piecing blocks...

This week’s stats:
New projects – 0
Completed projects –0
Currently in progress –16

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Heather D. said...

Very nice stuff. That snowflake is beautiful!

Julie said...

I love learning new techniques, that fabric painting sounds like it was fun! And that is a seriously gorgeous quilt for the raffle!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

That snowflake is paint? Very cool!

Patchwork and Play said...

Lots of pretty things to look at! The raffle quilt is fab!

Allison said...

Hello Marie! It has made my day to read a blog by a NH quilter! :) sounds like the quilt show was a lot of fun, I didn't even know there was one going on :( love your snowflake!

Marci Girl said...

WOW everything looks great, especially the painted snowflake, very neat technique!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Fun to play with new ideas and inspirations like that... and I really like your postcard even with the fabric you chose!

Maggie said...

Great to see new ideas and techniques!

Elizabeth D. said...

Thanks for sharing your class experience, that sounds like a lot of fun!

Leanne said...

The class sounds like fun and the raffle quilt is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

the quilt is beautiful! love the snowflake stencils!!

Cille said...

It's gerat to learn new techniques - the stencil is beautiful

Leila said...

That is the most beautiful raffle quilt. I love the different sizes of blocks and how they all flow together. Fun stenciling!!!

Annabella said...

I love that painted fabric and it would be great for Christmas projects!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the idea of the paint techniques, the snowflake looks great

Marsha C said...

You use the same blog background as I do :) You have tons going on!!

Rachel said...

The raffle quilt is amazing. I hope you sell lots of tickets. I know how important it is for a guild.

A Girl said...

Thanks for sharing I love learning new techniques.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

The snowflake looks good! And I rather like the card - but yeah, bling makes everything better!

Marie said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! Smiles, M

Lee said...

Lovely snowflake block! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Allegory said...

I just can't get over how pretty that snowflake is.

Foolish Feathers said...

I love the fabric postcard idea, neat painting techniques! Are you enjoying trying the fabric painting using the freezer paper?

Marie said...

Thanks again for the wonderful comments. The snowflake was fun to make and easy. I'll try to get a how to up shortly so you can all have fun with it! :) Marie