Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Curtain Call: Quilty Flowers Peeking Through

Who is that charmingly, chubby woman in green talking with her hands…
Ha! That would be Queenie doing a little show and tell at Saturday’s meeting of the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild.
This was my first time to a meeting and was a wee nervous…
I was brave, went out on a limb and brought my latest finish for the group’s show-and-tell.  I had a lovely time with a great bunch of quilting folks. (Silly Queenie for being nervous)
Now it’s time to show and tell with you… 
Quilty Flowers Peeking Through is made with a pattern called Fresh Connections from the Windham Fabrics website.  Pssst... Its a free pattern, quite easy to piece (intermediate level), and packs a visual punch. 
The majority of the fabrics are lovely Civil War reproduction fabrics I purchased at a local quilt shop called 3 Dudes Quilting.
I really like all the interlaced squares.
A sort of garden lattice with a bit of an M.C. Esher influence…
Which lent itself to a bumper crop of quilty flowers peeking in and all about. (Click on any of the photos for up-close viewing)
Next up on my Innova long arm quilting machine are two wee seasonal wall quilts beautifully pieced by the awesome Queenie Mother.
April Showers, which I quilted with blustery Pooh Bear corner wind and rain drops in blue varigated thread…
And, May Flowers which I quilted with fun sunflower seed centers, quilty flowers and leaf-like filler.
Queenie’s been thinking of late, that she really needs to name her Innova longarm quilting machine…
He’s definitely a boy… very gentlemanly… always dependable... 
I’m leaning toward the name “Owen”... Your thoughts?
What name do you think would be good for my dream machine?

Until next time…
Have a great day!

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11 comments:

Carole Reid said...

Nope, no need for you to worry, quilters seem to always be friendly happy people! Your quits are just so beautiful. I bet some of the other quilters were coveting your skill! xo Carole

Oh yes, Owen is a good name for Mr Dream Machine.

Vivienne Moss said...

Wow, love them all. I adore the fall colors in the first one. Glad you had a good time!

Linda Wildenstein said...

This is a beautiful quilt. And I've always found that woman who quilt are generous of spirit and most generally kind. And if they aren't they just keep quiet.
This is stunning. Love what Queenie creates. Oma Linda

Ivory Spring said...

I am in love with that first quilt!!!!

Victoria said...

Such beautiful quilts! 'Owen' sounds like a good name for your quilting machine. Or...maybe 'Lance-a-Lot' ... you know, because his needle ... ummm, no. This is heading in a direction I wasn't intending, lol!

Blessings,

Victoria

Jennifer said...

Ah what a sweet sweet lady you are! The beautiful warm colour on your quilt! So homey :)

Katherines Corner said...

love them all and the rainy day wall quilt is truly my favorite. xo

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful! You are putting that long arm to good use! ;)

Teresa in Music City said...

Lovely finish Queenie! And I recognize those two small quilts - I've made the umbrella one and the other is on my list of to-do's. Your mom did a great job! As for naming your machine - it should definitely be Sir Owen if it is to serve the Queen Herself!!!

Michele said...

great work Queenie! you are so talented you should bravely show your work every chance you get! xo

Scrapatches said...

Lovely quilts and quilting. Thanks for the link to the free pattern. I really like this one! :) Pat

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