Thursday, August 27, 2009

No Time to Quilt


Today's List:
1. Fix some jeans bought a little over a month ago, because they're getting too big. DONE!
2. Get to that bucket of tomatoes before they go bad. Bottled 8 jars of juice! DONE!
3. Make pickled beets from a bag of beets my hubby brought in. DONE!
4. Now on to making some salsa. I think I've got the recipe where I like it. It's been so long since I've canned anything that this has been a stretch for me. I have a flat ceramic top stove and don't have a canning kettle any more, so I've been doing things I can to preserve some of our bounty. The beets tasted a bit sweet. I followed a recipe that I used in 1967 and it called for 2 cups sugar to 2 cups vinegar. I cut the sugar to 1 cup and it still tasted sweet. I guess we've been changing our tastes over the years.
Don't know when I'll get back into quilting. Maybe next week. Last week my quilter, Judy brought some quilts she'd finished by and when I get them bound, I'll put them up on the blog. I have a busy weekend and we pulled some of the tomato plants so maybe next week!

Monday, August 24, 2009



Completed quilt for bride and groom, Patrick and Julie.









Monday, August 17, 2009

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


This last quilt I'm uploading will show as the first of many from the 36th Annual Quilt Show at the Springville Art Museum.
This quilt entitled "Peacock Feathers" by quilter Helen Butler was made from one of her daughter's pageant dresses of silk duponi. It is truly exquisite.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


"The Old Fool," a quilt made from a drawing of a four year old grandson inspired this quilt to quilter Dawna Swenson.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum





There was always a crowd around this quilt, so it was hard to get a picture. There are so many elements of this quilt. It definitely is a prize winner. "A Week at Grandma Donna's" by Sharon A. Wright, won her the "Creativity and Combined Techniques blue ribbon.










36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


"Dance of the Dragonflies by Elizabeth Mills. This quilt will hang in her kitchen. What a colorful addition to her home.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



What a fun quilt! Again, I forgot to snap a picture of the info on the quilt and the quilter. I can't seem to match up a title with the list of have. It could possibly be "Out of the box" by Lina Priest. Since it's a circle quilt that could aptly be the name.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


"Persistency" the name of this quilt was named because of the length of time it took to complete it. I guess it was started in about 2000 as our Moab quilt guild did challenge during that year. Her daughter Sandra sent her some red/blue fabric to help complete the quilt. The quilt won the blue ribbon for Flawless Workmanship. Quilter is Georgia Starley.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum







By quilter Lucy Peterson Watkins comes this quilt using her hand painted poppies as the subject for the quilt, "Sunrise Serenade, Art on the Lawn."

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum

When Ron saw me at this quilt, really studying it, he said
"I knew you'd be here and liking this one cause it's got lots
of angles and it's got the pieces off center." Oh, how well
he knows me!






36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum











This fun quilt was made from doodlings of the quilter. Her mother had prodded her that she hoped she would come to make something from those doodles, so quilter Kathy Ann Porter made this quilt, "In the Beginning."





Sunday, August 16, 2009

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



This quilt was one of the first that caught my eye. I stood transfixed just looking at the sky. The quilter, Anne Munoz, dyed the fabric for the sky. "Sunset in Sunrise, Kentucky" won the blue ribbon for Artistic Impression.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum

















I fell in love with this quilt, "Falling in Love."

This quilter put two quilts in the show and I loved them both. There is definitely an "attitude" that she presents with her quilts. The quilter, Shauna Mooney Kwaasaki, used various techniques I wanted a picture of. The fabric crayon names and then frayed the fabric were just a couple of the fun things she did with this quilt!

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


Not sure of the name of this quilt, or the quilter, but I wanted to keep a record of a way to place sampler blocks and I really liked the border.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



In 1967 when we first moved to Moab, there were peach trees and orchards all over. When we left in 2007, the large church orchard there was waiting to be the site for the new hospital. The trees long dead, left only ghost memories of many activities and hours spent by many of the members of that church. There were also private orchards, dotting the landscape and now only occasional peach trees on private properties.


Moab, quilter, Marian Eason paid tribute to these old orchards, in her quilt, "Summer Nectar." Brings back many memories of bottling the sweet fruit and then enjoying it all winter!



36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


I'm not sure of the name of this or the quilter, but I liked the colors and the simplicity of it.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


This one was voted as DH's favorite. Titled simply "DYC" made by quilter Janet carpenter.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


Experienced quilter Liz Teerlink entered two quilts.


This one is "Bargello Sparkle"








And this one, "Caterpillar Capers"

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


This is the first pieced quilt by this quilter Ashley Faddis. Aptly named, "Bugs."

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


"Rainbow Bridge" by Carol B. Johnson depicts a bridge in southern Utah.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



"Iced Autum" by Christine Echols won for Artistic Impression. Who'd have thought of putting the lavendar on an autumn quilt?? Very nice!!!






Close up of some of the leaves appliqued on.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



Nines and Vines won for Best Hand Quilting. Quilter Megan C. Legas started out with nine patches and then decided to make into rows with the applique. I like this quilt and it looks like something I could possibly tackle.





















36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum

This quilt is a Dear Jane Quilt. Far too many small pieces to ever attract my desire to duplicate, but it is a stunning quilt and won a prize for the best machine piecing. Quilter is Susan Thorup Greenhalgh. For more information of Dear Jane Quilts go to:

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum




This one received my vote for the quilt I liked best. It's always hard to choose. This created by quilter Carol B. Johson, was named "Echo Cliffs." This is a place we've passed when travelling to Phoenix. It's in a very desolate part of the country, yet this quilter captured the beauty found there.







Close-up of the interest added to the bottom and side of the quilt.



36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


Close Up of the way this quilter used small pieces to add dimension to the colors.

The whole picture quilt. Didn't take a picture of the info, so I'm not sure the title of the quilt or the quilter.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum


This is the best picture I have of this quilt. The large image didn't work, but this shows the small pieces in this quilt.

36th Annual Quilt Show--Springville, UT Art Museum



Where does one start in an Art Show??? This quilt was entitled "Phaethon's Wild Ride". By quilter Kay Evans it won Best Use of Color First Prize.

Close up of some of the quilting.









Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Quilt is now ready for the quilter. Luckily I was able to get more fabric in this fabric line to coordinate as a border and also as a backing. Now it is ready to be quilted. It finished at 65 x 84 " which I think is a nice size lap quilt if a large man is going to use it and my nephew is quite tall and strong looking. The label will say,
"May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Got my "verve" back! I like this combination and I think making this quilt will be fun. There's no way I can do a king size quilt as I don't have enough fabric for that and right now couldn't afford to have it quilted, so I'll make a large throw for Patrick's wedding gift. This is going to be a neat one I think!