Monday, March 21, 2016

Quilt Show - Tilt Shift

Miss M and I 
I had every intention of finishing my mini  "Tilt Shift" before heading to Pasadena  for QuiltCon.  The top had been done for months but I just couldn't wrap my head (or heart) around the remaining tasks so I didn't. 
FMQ progress 
Instead I left knowing that I'd return on Monday night with 3 days to quilt, bind and attach the sleeve before delivering  it ready to hang at our local show.    When I created my 2016  FAL Q1 list, (blogged here)  I knew if nothing else on it was finished at least this one would be. 
Even though I was completely burned out I was also charged up and ready for the challenge.   At the Wild Quilting workshop I shared a photo of the design with instructor Christina Cameli and she generously gave me advice for my approach.
First Face Binding
I wanted to try face binding for the first time despite the time restraint. Definitely the right call enhancing the graphic focus. It wasn't difficult or laborious.
Three to Go

The other two quilts that I entered in the general exhibit as a member of PVQA were thankfully ready to go.  

So much for a bakers dozen 2016 FAL Q1 goal - with Tilt Shift done, that leaves 12 unfinished for next quarter but I think I'll lower the bar for Q2.  It's time to LINK up finishes.  

Be sure to check out the group effort to keep this wonderful event continuing - follow the Facebook page and @finishalong on IG.  

Showing Off

Here's are some photos of the quilts made by my SBAMQG mates  (titles and makers found here) 
SBAMQG quilts
Our MQG chapter is so fortunate to have our local traditional guild provide this wonderful opportunity to share our creations with the community. 
SBAMQG quilts
The layout had the best flow I've ever experienced with an artistic eye for placement and grouping. 
I borrowed back Perspective from Haley and she posed for a photo with it while viewing the show. 
SBAMQG quilts
Amish Lattice 
Mickey's Modern Amish
38th annual is an impressive run of successful shows and 500+ quilts mind blowing. It was interesting and exhausting to have volunteered to breakdown two shows on back to back weekends. 
Vintage treasures
These lovely vintage treasures came from the Bargain Garden - one of my favorite features of the show.  My new swag bag tote came in handy. 
whoops, More Fabric
Some lucky person won the Opportunity Quilt made by Pam Rocco.  I'm the lucky one though since I get to learn from and with her on a regular basis. 
PVQA Opportunity Quilt
I believe next year the dates conflict with QuiltCon so I'll be Savannah and I'll have to miss out. 


  1. Even in those few photos I see lots of talent in your guild. How fortunate to have such a great group to learn from and be challenged by.

  2. Спасибо за интересный пост.

  3. Your Tilt Shift is really stunning, Karen! Thanks for joining the FAL on behalf of the FAL hosting team!


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