Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival - Fall 2009

See the image on my side bar----------------->
to join in and to visit all of the
participants. Oh man this is so
much fun ... I just love it!
Thank you Amy!

My favorite quilt always seems to be
the one that I'm working on at the

I picked up a copy of "Baby Quilts" by
Fons & Porter mainly because of the
quilt on the cover which was teddy
bears. The cutest little things.
My intention was to make that quilt.

But when I reached pg. 64 I just
feel in love with "Training Wheels".
Something about the pattern just
intrigued me. It reminded me of
an old pattern "wagon wheels".

As I'm studying the pattern; I suddenly
got the urge to hand piece it. It was just
like it "wanted" to be put together by hand.
(by that I mean hand sewn)
I'm thinking that it's a lot of work and
cutting out (mostly with scissors and
not the rotary cutter) I only did that
once before....and I thought "why not!"

My computer was in the process of being
repaired - by the time they order the parts..
etc. (well it took a month!) The time I
would spend on the computer; I could
sew this quilt together. And I did!

In the magazine there are templates that
I traced on plastic - I also marked for the seam
allowance. The center circle is appliqued on -
I used Karen Kay Buckley's circles.

I was undecided on what fabric I would
use until I went to Joann's store and
found some by Heidi Grace. I just
fell in love with the "little birds"!
What I bought matched some of the
fabrics that I had in my stash.

As I don't do scrap booking; I didn't know
who Heidi Grace was until I looked her
up. You can see some of her quilt fabric

Here's is my other quilt from the
first Online Quilt Festival