Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Monday, September 13, 2021

Meeker Quilt Show

We went to the Meeker Quilt Show Friday, after the Sheep Dog Trials.  It was a fun show with many beautiful quilts!  Above is my friend Wendy's.

I submitted two - my Monster quilt was one of them.

There are big scary Monsters under the bed, every night they must be fed. They love to eat fabric it's their favorite food, it puts them in the very best mood. So the message is clear, consider your plight, keep buying more fabric or be dinner tonight!! 😈👹🤡🤖👾👀

Each visitor could vote for their favorite quilt.  This is the one I voted for.

This one came in first place, Viewer's Choice!  It really is a spectacular memory quilt!

The quilt that came in second was Wendy's - pictured first in this post.

The second one I submitted was My Millefiori quilt - all pieced by hand - English Paper Piecing style!

I'll share some more quilts from the show in a few days.  Have a wonderful week! 😊


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

It was a beautiful week in Meeker, CO for the Sheepdog Trials!  We went over on Friday and had a really nice day.  It's so fascinating to watch the handlers and their dogs work these, sometimes crazy, sheep. I could have sat there all day and watched and we did watch for quite awhile, but when we started getting too hot we headed over to the quilt show - more on that tomorrow!

They had some fun booths, a wool demonstration, and some delicious food truck options too.  We ate a yummy lunch there 😋

I found the dogs' names interesting.  They had very human names like: Carl, Nel, Rey, Maggie, Finn, Jake, Grace, Erin, Blake, Fern, Meg..... No Spots or Rovers here!  I think the one pictured above is Nancy with her dog Rey.  After their 13 minute run and herding the sheep, the dogs would go and jump into a little kiddie pool.  They were working really hard!

It was a fun time!  Looking forward to going again next year! 😊


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Meeker Quilt Show

I sent a couple of quilts up to Meeker for the quilt show which takes place tomorrow and Saturday - see information below.  I'm looking forward to going to the show and also checking out the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials while we're there!

Maybe I'll see you there! 😊


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A Book Post

There are several good books in our Little Free Library in front of our house.  If you're nearby, come take a look!

I would love to visit the little book shop in the photo above!  I'll have to wait until I can go to England...

Have a wonderful day!! 😊❤️


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Quilt As Desired!

I have three quilts all pinned and waiting to get quilted. They were all three kits or Block of the Months, so I went to the all knowing Google to see if I could find pictures of them already quilted, to give me some quilting ideas.  

I really like the way the Great Wall quilt, above is quilted and I think I'm going to try something similar.

It's hard to see the quilting on Spice Market, above, although what I do see looks very linear 😬.  I'm more a fan of curves myself, as they are actually a little easier!  So I will probably try to think of something different...

Starry Night, below, hmmm... very cool background quilting, but I'm not sure I could do it.  I'll probably treat the people, buildings an animals individually, and think of something different to do in the background.  This gives me good ideas though.  I especially like the palm leaves.

Now all I need is some time to work on them!!


Monday, August 30, 2021

Daisy Do Progress

I made a huge mess today choosing fabrics for more Daisy Do flower blocks.  I'm appreciating quilt-making in my grandmothers' era, tracing templates and hand piecing!  I enjoy the hand piecing - tracing the templates... not so much....

I am finding that these fat quarters with four different fabric designs in each fat quarter are coming in really handy for the size and amount of pieces that I need!  Clever idea, whoever thought of this!

Below are the blocks that are almost finished.  Not a great picture with my carpet as a backdrop, but you kind of get the idea.  I'll try to get a better picture next time.  I think I need to make 46 of these!  I'm still trying to figure that out.  I'm also trying to choose fabrics with more contrast this go around. 😊


Friday, August 27, 2021

Quiltfolk Virtual Show and Tell

Quiltfolk magazine now has virtual show and tell episodes which are fantastic!  Each month, Jenni Smith will feature talented makers from around the world, offering sneak peeks into their quilting projects. There are five episodes so far and they are about 20 minutes long - definitely worth a watch!  I've attached episode one here to get you started. 😊

Pico de Gallo

Here is another yummy recipe for this time of year!  Enjoy!