Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pretty Quilted Rising Star Pillow for Aunt Joann

My aunt and uncle recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. My aunt is quite ill with cancer so I made a cheerful, flowery, star quilted pillow as an anniversary gift.


I used the Rising Star quilt block pattern at MyWebQuilter.com to create the block.


To quilt the center square, I used the Flower Ball free motion quilt design from Day's Style Design. I was very happy with that pattern although is doesn't show up very well in this picture.



Making the pillow back was quick and easy using the envelope method.

Happy quilting!

Amber

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Madison Quilt Expo

Several friends and I had a great time at the Madison WI Quilt Expo last weekend. We caught a bus tour run by Westlund Bus Lines out of Marinette, WI. It was a long day but very fun and inspirational trip.


Our small home town of Escanaba, MI was well represented at the show. This is a picture of my friend, Sally with her quilt at the show. The quilt is call There's a Bunny in My Garden. The quilt is beautifully appliqued.


Also note Sally's quilted jacket. I think more than 100 quilters at the show asked if she made her jacket - she did! In fact she has entire wardrobe of them in every shade of the rainbow. She did a trunk show at our local art center showing all of her jackets.






Maureen is another friend and expert quilter from our town of Escanaba, MI. This is her quilt Kamakura Sisters.






Happy Quilting!

Amber