March 13, 2015

Elegant Asian Fans

Posted in Cathedral Windows, Designs & Patterns tagged , , , , , , at 10:25 AM by Shelley Swanland

Fans WAn easy introduction to the Machine Stitched Cathedral Window technique, Elegant Asian Fans uses the simplest element, a simple square folded diagonally. The base of each block is a foundation paper square with just thee pieces. Two folded squares are then basted on top. The curves happen during the quilting process.

I love Asian prints and have quite a few. This was a perfect opportunity for me to use some of them.

I just added this pattern on Crafty for those of you that like to download your own patterns. Of course you can contact me directly if you would like to buy the paper pattern.

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/elegant-asian-fans/135687

 

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April 13, 2010

Kitties Jubilee

Posted in Cathedral Windows, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:00 AM by Shelley Swanland

The block for this Tuesday’s Twilt, “Kitties Jubilee”, comes from my pattern Berries Jubilee. I used Laurel Burch fabrics for the inside block and the border.

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December 1, 2009

Winter Sparkle

Posted in Cathedral Windows, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , at 11:41 AM by Shelley Swanland

A simple Ohio Star block with a Cathedral Window center is this weeks Twilt. “Winter Sparkle” welcomes in the season.

I hope for the very best Holidays for everyone!

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October 6, 2009

October Sky

Posted in Cathedral Windows, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , at 5:36 PM by Shelley Swanland

October StarsI am welcoming October this first Twilt Tuesday with “October Sky”. This Twilt features nine miniature Star Puzzle blocks in blue and purple batiks complimented by an Asian print border. Each block is a three-dimensional square like the knot of a 3D Bow Tie block. The edges of the square are bias so after stitching diagonally through all the squares I rolled and stitched the folds into curves.

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September 29, 2009

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Twilt

Posted in Shows, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , at 8:16 PM by Shelley Swanland

Lompoc Mini QuiltJust a quick check in as I head out for another quilt show. I had a fabulous time at the “Garden Party Quilt Show” in Lompoc, Ca this last weekend. The members there are just the best. They treated us all so well and we enjoyed all of there lovely quilts. There was a Mini Quilt Raffle and when I walked in and saw around 35 Mini Quilts all around 12″ x 12″ I thought I was in Twilt Heaven. Quilters Etc has a DVD of their quilt show available and it includes the Mini Quilts. I had to bid on a bunch of them and usually I am not that lucky but luck was with me last week end and I won this Mini Quilt that qualifies as this Tuesday’s Twilt. It was made by Kathi Costa Downey of Lompoc and is hand pieced, appliqued and quilted. Click on the picture to see a larger view of Kathi’s handwork. A big Thank You to the members of Quilters Etc for a wonderful show and a special Thanks to Kathi for making this Mini Quilt so I could win it. Yeaaa!

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September 15, 2009

Hibiscus Flower

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , , at 10:00 AM by Shelley Swanland

Hibiscus FlowerHibiscus Flower features a new block of mine called the Dresden Flower block. It has 3D corners that are rolled during quilting. I have a big quilt using this block in the quilting stage so watch for it in the future. A couple of the fabrics in this piece were picked up during my recent visit to Hawaii.

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July 29, 2009

Fun Times at Quilt Festival Long Beach

Posted in Shows tagged , , , at 8:37 AM by Shelley Swanland

Make It University 2009 #1The International Quilt Festival Long Beach was last weekend and I worked at the show doing demos at The Quilt Attic. I saw lots of friends and made some new ones. The quilts were great. The vendors were too. It’s a show definitely worth attending.

Make It University 2009 001We were located right accross from Make It University, sponsored by Quilt Art Magazine. Thats Pokey in the blue shirt. On Saturday night they had a 60’s contest. and the participants had to make something they could wear or carry out of the provided materials. They also had to sing and dance for additional materials and help. I have to admit we were dancing and singing along a little. And did I mention, there were fabulous prizes involved.

Make It University 2009 #3Who says quilter’s can’t party?

I did squeeze in a couple of the classes at Make It University. I’ll have more about that in my next post.