Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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"I won a local education grant to create a secret reading garden in this space!!!"

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012

Its time again for Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2012
 I actually have a selection of quilts to chose from this year.  It was a hard choice but I decided on my Scrappy Stellar Star wedding quilt.

I made this quilt for a friend's wedding.  A friend was teaching a class for her original pattern.  I loved the quilt and wanted to make it and spend two days with others in a class.  I LOVED making this quilt!  I want to make it again in Aneela Hoey's Sherbet pips.  You can make it with a jelly roll and some yardage for the background which I have!  The class was in August and I was all ready to go!

I had the strips and background fabric cut before the class.  I shopped my stash for a scrappy look.  Actually I had more then enough strips cut!
I even started making some string blocks with the odd left over scraps.  I still have plenty of scraps to make more...a new quilt?  

It was so much fun sewing with the ladies. 

 The class was two Saturdays in a row. 
 Two 4 hour days of nothing but chatting and sewing.

 It went together so smoothly. Everyone gave each other input.  I loved it!
Here are some of the other tops made with this pattern.  They are all so different!

Dad's Jazzy-girl helped me to baste the quilt.

I machine quilted in on my Babylock Sofia.  I've realized this is NOT the machine to quilt such a large quilt.  It has no room in the throat area.  But I persevered!

I sewed my gloves to the quilt a few times.  I know I'm not the only one to this.  These are 99 cent gardening gloves that work great!

It fits a full mattress nicely and has enough drape for a queen!

I had plenty of leftover strips to make a matching scrappy binding.  I love to make my bindings even before I finish the quilt top and wind them on these old bobbins.

I bought a bunch recently in Hillsville at the Flea Market.

I sewed the binding by hand while watching Bonnie Hunter on Quiltcam.

I used extra fabric to piece the back.
I did a little graffiti writing.  The couples names, their wedding date, handmade by me, and a few love is... quotes.

Im gifting it to this lovely couple next week.  Caroline and Davis.  Caroline is an artist I worked with.  She has always been so supportive of me when I returned to quilting 2.5 years ago.  She has been a wonderful friend I miss since she move away to live with her hubby.

I didnt just want to put it on a pile of packages.  I wanted to give it to them in person.  But they live 2 hours away.  Luckily they will be in town next week for an art show all three of us have pieces in.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures : 84″x 84″
Special techniques used : strip piecing, FMQ, graffiti writing.
Pattern:  Scrappy Stellar Star by Kelly Wood
Quilted by : Colleen Yarnell
Best Category : Bed Quilt, Scrap Quilt, 

keep dreaming...Colleen

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

The elves have been busy...

So the quilt elves have been busy making secret things.  And this big elf has just been plain busy and worn out from work!  I realized it has been almost two weeks since I have posted!  I haven't even instagramed because of the secret projects.  So her is a little catch up on some things I can share.
I finished quilting  my Scrappy Stellar star quilt.  The pattern is my friend Kelly's that I learned in a great class with her.  

I sewed my garden quilting gloves quite a few times.  But I think it turned out beautiful!  

And it is huge!  This pic is before I bound it in strips in the same fabrics.  Im taking pics outside later this weekend of the finished quilt.  

Out of order but this was squaring it up and sharing the binding.  I bought a bunch of old factory spools in Hillsville just so I could wind binding.  I like storing it this way.

Ok and a little out of order, here is mom and dad's Jazzy-girl  aka Princess Jasmine helped me baste it.  

And then hand-sewing the binding while watching Bonnie Hunter sew on quilt cam.  Its virtual sewing with a friend.

I will try to catchup on more happenings later.

keep dreaming...Colleen
And I got my hair cut.  But not too much before the wedding per sister.