Sunday, August 7, 2016

Putnam County Fair Cultural Arts

It's fair time again and I have entered five quilts this year

Last year, at an estate sale,  I picked up several containers of miscellaneous quilt parts... leftover parts from pieced quilts.  I played with the pieces for quite some time before coming up with this design

This yellow and gray Turning Twenty Again top was made last month while vacationing in Canada.  My husband and kids fished and I drove to Ottowa to meet an online quilting buddy and spent two days sewing in air-conditioned bliss with her :)  I'll have to get a full picture of it when I get it back.  Although it is complete as is, I am considering adding a border to finish it and make it a king size quilt.

I went to the Quilt Show in Paducha back in April and bought this one pound package of end-cut scrap strips at Hancocks.  I trimmed the strips to 2.5in and then made a jellyroll quilt.  I forget how many strips there were, but it was such an odd size I didn't know what to do.  After much pondering and calculating I decided to cut the top into strips and alternated it with coordinating fabric.  I found a teal minky to match for the backing.   I just love the results!

This was another estate sale find.  A box of various parts.  I call this one Serenity for its peaceful calm feel.  I love the "flower" quilting I did on it... I was thinking it looked like lilly pads.

This Easter wall hanging is a printed panel that I quilted with an all-over loopy design.

This last one is Globetrotting.. a BOM design by Pat Sloan.  I didn't get a reward for this one... I mistakenly entered it into the wall hanging category... for Christmas!   Yikes!! There was no category for non-holiday wall hangings.   I put in a request for a new category for next year.