Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ASQG Quilt show

Donna Greenwald, our Featured Quilter at Annie's Star Quilt Guild
November 7 & 8, 2015 at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Design Wall Monday with Calypso

Quick post with a busy day ahead today...
Complete layout with completed blocks of the first quadrant 
up on the design wall with the center medallion (folded)
completely pieced now with it's new yellow corner blocks.

With a few more components to make for one of the stars
and a basket of HSTs to square to size.
I'll do that tonight during Monday night football,
I'm on the home stretch to a flimsy finish! 

Brandie will see it today
 as she and Jill are coming over this morning
for our vendor meeting for our guild's quilt show
coming up in November...

You are all invited!
Enjoy the week
Take the time to make some stitches
Tot Ziens, Jo

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Calypso progress

Over the weekend and a little more progress last night I have a design that is working for me. Calypso Kaleidoscope is a 2015 BOM with the last block scheduled for December. Long story short, I went off on my own :0) with a goal for a flimsy this Fall. Brandie challenged me to have it ready for our guild's upcoming quilt show. Wow, stress... no thank you! There are too many quilts here in my studio that are scheduled to be quilted for the show already including one of my own. So I am taking a breath and enjoying the process of the design. 

This is my favorite block and will be the corners of the quilt. 

This is where I'm headed with three different star patterns plus the corner pinwheel.

To see the original quilt layout, it's pictured in the two previous posts. Thank you to Stephanie of Quilt Addicts Anonymous for hosting the 2015 Calypso Kaleidoscope BOM that got me hooked on this quilt and to Lynn Wilder of Sew'n Wild Oaks for a great workshop, Patchwork Math that took me on my own path :0) Last night I worked on the corners for the inner border (that I had already changed from a picket fence to a zig zag design) that goes around the center medallion. Fun!

For now it is up on my design wall to ponder as I longarm quilts for the show as well as samples for PIQF that is coming up very very soon. Loving this change in the weather! Makes working on quilts allot more comfortable these daze.  Also helping with the terrible fires here in California. Thoughts and prayers going out to allot of people as well as the firefighters.

Jim, Nicky and Sandy at the Sew So Shop in Yuba City have put out an email asking for quilts to be given to families of the Lake County fires to let them know we care. Here is a link to the Sew So Shop's web site if you would like to donate. Anyone from the Chico area,  you may contact me, I will be going to the shop. Tot Ziens, Jo 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Calypso Kaleidoscope

Progress, I think or should I say... 
Still a work in progress... Yep that's it!
Every time I walk up to the design wall it changes ;0) 

Quite a change right now from the original BOM I started at the beginning of the year. Here is a link to my last blog post with the center and below a graphic of the original pattern. 
2015 Calypso Kaleidoscope BOM by Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Not sure where mine will go from here but Lynn Wilder and her Patchwork Math workshop has allot to do with the changes!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Spent time working on my Calypso Kaleidoscope yesterday and Saturday attended a maintenance workshop for my Innova at the Sew So Shop in Yuba City. I learned many things from Jim and Nicky. Looking forward to another workshop with Karen on using Rulers on a longarm. Karen is a very good longarm quilter. I saw some of her work earlier this year at the Yuba City Quilt Show. Wow! Looking forward to spending a day with her! 

Enjoy your week
Tot Ziens, Jo