Saturday, June 18, 2011

So Much to Report...

It's been awhile since I've written and now I have lots to tell.  I went to the Petoskey quilt show, Quilting by the Bay, on Friday (yesterday).  What a wonderful show and a wonderful day!!  More about that later.

Instead, I want to show you something that I'm almost finished with.  Since my sewing room is in such a state of disarray, I decided to finish a project that required a lot of handwork, aka Applique!  I started this in January 2010 with a workshop by Anita Shackleford - dimensional applique - not just regular applique, no, I had to choose something harder.  Here it is:

I'm not sure how it will be used - either a wall hanging, a pillow, or perhaps framed.  Any suggestions?  Since I have to wait for your suggestions, I decided to start a new project...

On my birthday I received the bestest gift from my bestest quiltie friends - each one gave me a Jelly Roll of fabric from their stash!!  Thanks gals!!  I recognized most of the fabrics from the pretty quilts that they have made or were still working on.  What to do with these lovelies?
(these are most of the strips - I couldn't get them all on the table top for the picture).  I've looked and looked and have come up with these ideas for my new summer quilt:

Ok, these are my choices - I like them all!!  The first quilt is from Moda Bake Shop.  I can't remember where I found the second quilt (I will check on that later).  The third quilt is from the new book, Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown which I hope to win after commenting on about 15 blogs!  The 4th and 5th are from Scrap Basket Sensations, and the last quilt is one that Barb (Paint Creek Quilt) found.

Which do you like best?  This is a contest with a prize.  So all my followers, leave a comment to see if you picked the one that I like the best (you could change my mind I guess).  You have until next Friday, June 24th, midnight, EDT, to enter.  LOL.

Ok, time to get dinner going.  Burgers on the grill - I've been busy today typing all this so I need a fast and easy meal.  Hugs you all!

Judy in Michigan (in the Birds)


  1. HI! i like the first one!! So glad to see you here! i will try to 'catch up' after the Royalty shower tomorrow!! :-)

  2. Yes, she is baaaack! I vote for the 3rd one with the diagonal stripes.
    Another beautiful day and it is Sunday, enjoy!

  3. OMG your applique is gorgeous! Frame it is what I say. Applique is my fav. My vote is the first one from Moda Bake shop. I so want to make one of these myself.

  4. I guess it would help if I knew what the jellyrolls looked like...but I'll vote for the first one!

  5. I'd vote for number two just cuz it looks improvisational.


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