Thursday, March 27, 2014

David Letterman

I got to see the Letterman show yesterday, Emma Watson ( Harry Potter) was the guest.
This is my girlfriends sister Kaye, we have known each other since 1972, she is living in Brooklyn these days.
We had a great time at the taping of the show.....really good fun, if you have the chance go and it's free!

Scrappy quilt with NYC skyline border added.
Hmmmmmm what next?

Happy Sewing,  Kim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Do you donate quilts?

I belong do a group that makes tiny gowns, fleece  and knit blankets, hats and toys for preemies,
I also donate quilts to Quilts of Valor and a few other charities.
But honestly seeing this video made me feel like everything I have ever donated
has real value.  You just never know when what you have made will touch a heart
and make a difference.
Please watch this video if you donate quilts, it will warm your heart :0)
donate if you can :0) and Happy Sewing,
This scrappy quilt went to a wounded female Marine in 2010.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grand Central Terminal Quilts

 All these Amazing quilts quilts are described on this site, along with all the finalist.  Enjoy and Happy Sewing, Kim

The famous clock in the center of the large hall that inspired so many of the quilts.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ligaya Siachongco's Quilt

Read more about this quilt here........
This quilt has so much going on, the center is a clock that is set into a tiny 3d well made
with beautiful stitches and detail.  I would have to give her very high marks for inventiveness and use of fabric.
I am so glad I did not have to judge this challenge.

What would Gwen do next?

Playing with Victoria's scraps

What would Gwen Marston do next?  Probably add a border of some type.
We'll see.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beth Carney's quilt at Grand Central

Beth Carney's second prize

If you Google Beth Carney you can see this looks much like  her  style of art quilts.

close -up


Here is the blue used in the fabrics for the challenge

Painted on the robin egg blue ceiling in gold are many constellations, which are also on the fabrics.

The small gallery in grand central where the quilts were hung

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Grand Central Station

Here are the rules for this 
challenge .  this Grand prize winner was beautifully crafted and I hope my close up pictures
show you how Amy K. paid  attention to  details.  It is a lovely piece of work, I'm glad I got to see
in person.  I'll show you some of the other quilts in future post.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

I walked on over to the City quilt today :0)

Bought some NYC fabric.
This was designed for the Grand Central Terminal's Centennial, later this week I will walk over
to see the quilt show of thirty quilts selected through a competition organized by the City Quilter and American Patchwork &
Quilting Magazine, being shown at the NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex which is right in the train station.

Had to have this fabric
I even saw some snowdrops blooming along the way.   The snow has melted, the sun is shining, it must be Spring :0) 

And this fabric too :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day from NYC

Kilts were plentiful on 5th Ave.!

along with adorable  Irish  step dancers

It was bitter cold and I was dressed very warmly from head to toe but that is me with some pipers from Babylon, Long Island

I love bagpipes and we got to hear some great bands today!

Happy St. Patrick's  Day from NYC

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Quilt guild challenge

So the challenge was: reach into a scrap bag with your eyes close pull out three fabrics and
use a given ugly pink and brown plaid fatquarter.  Now make one of your favorite things 
in a maximum 14 X 15 inch, minimum 12inch  square quilt.  My fabrics were  black, bright yellow and a pale blue green combo.  I pieced these into a small offset log cabin block then raw edged
the black eyed susans  flowers on top....14 inch square.  Lastly I put a few dots of gold paint
in the center of the black circles, did some thread painting and called it done.   Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kevin the Quilter

20 blocks for Kevin the quilter's great QOV project, I hope you can help!
You can win prizes and this is such a great cause, remember Freedom isn't FREE
our brave service people fight for it everyday to keep us FREE.    thanks again, Kim
Okay what makes me do a happy dance?  Can I get a whoop whoop is asking and I have
to say Kevin the Quilter made my week this week!  He is  offering to make donated blocks into  Quilts of Valor quilts to donate to our soldiers!  How wonderful is that?  So I am sharing this blog post over at the linky party.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Quilts of Valor... Can you help?

Kevin the quilter is having a block drive......hey and a chance to win some prizes!
This cause is very dear to my heart so I want to help spread the word.
If you can help please do and let Kevin make some wonder quilts for our
wounded soldiers who fight to keep us FREE.  Thanks so much and Happy Sewing, Kim
Debby Brown and I made this QOV quilt in 2009.   Kevin's blocks are much easier and only have two seams PLEASE HELP :0)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Doll Quilt

Valentine doll quilt for my swap partner

These little quilts allow me to practice some free motion quilting

A closer look at the back
The doll quilt I received from my swap partner.
If you would like to join the doll quilt swap group go here and sign up :0)

Little comfort dolls for preemies, they are about 5 inches tall.
To see more about making things for preemies you can visit here.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Horry County Museum's 20th Annual Quilt Gala

First a few historical quilts that were shown in the bed turning style to protect the quilts, so we only got to see half of each quilt.

An old fashioned yo yo

A magnificent postage stamp quilt in a round the world setting

A lovely old signature quilt where the signatures have been embroidered

A poison green and bubble gum pink ocean waves, beautifully hand quilted
  Some of the modern quilts, these two were hung side by side and my favorites:

This was part of the challenge called "Dressed to the Nines",the rules were : create a wall hanging using only black and white prints, solids or tone on tones only.

This is all thread work!
 Scrap quilts:
This was part of a talk on inch finished hexies scrap quilt.

Lovely strips made into a scrappy barn raising setting

Bonnie Hunter mystery patterns : " Roll Roll Cotton Boll"

" Easy Street"

What a great way to spend a rainy day :0) 

Happy Sewing,