Friday, June 19, 2015

Reviving the Blog/ Local Quilt Show Visit

Hi Everyone!!

Mercy.  It's been two years since I posted.  Well, I am reviving my blogging and can't wait to interact with you.  It has been a long time so if you have blogger experience please leave tips and tricks in the comments.  Be nice tho, I want to stay positive.

So, today was the first day of the Birmingham Quilters Guild Quilt Fest.  They do their show every other year so we really anticipate it as it gets near.  This year seemed a little pricey for admission ($7) but that could be my frugal ways talking.  If you filled out a survey card you got a try at a free fat quarter.  I chose this one which reminds me of a pierrot outfit.

They had fabulous basket for raffle as well as a cute "opportunity" quilt.  These pictures were things I noticed specifically.

This one had two shapes in tessellation which is very cool to me.  Can you see the arrowheads as well as the diamonds?

This picture doesn't show it well enough but the background fabric is a very tiny print that from far away gave this quilt the look of being appliqued onto burlap.  I don't know if the quilter did that intentionally but it gave it a very trendy look.

This quilt is all hand and feet prints, even the turtles at the bottom.  I took a close shot of the butterfly so you could see the technique.  I am sure a lot of teachers and grandparents would love some version of this.

 Here is a rescued quilt top from 1937.  My friend Bec just bought two 30's tops she is going
to have quilted and use.  I dearly love salvaging old quilt tops or forgotten blocks.

And last was this great paper pieced cat on a pile of quilts.  It is only about four inches high in a mini quilt that was maybe a 10" square.  I was not only impressed with the subject but also the tiny piecing.  It is just like cats too.

Well, I hope you will follow me here.  Dizzy Needle is going to become my outlet for made items, quilt repair and here is where I hope you get inspired about all things fiber.  


  1. Good to see you back posting! The opportunity quilt is a Hunter's Star and there are several ways it can be pieced. However, I wondered if they might have used a Rapid Fire Hunter Star ruler from Deb Tucker. Some of the vendors had them. I own both a small and large and have yet to try them out but the methods are pretty slick. There are videos on you tube if you want to see her method.

    And I am pretty sure that the little cat pattern is foundation pieced. Someone gave me a pattern from MH Designs called "Cat Nap" so I could go check my hunch. scroll down a bit and see if I'm correct.

    One of these days the dog is going to go outside so I can devote an hour or so to playing in my sewing room each day! What a sewing slug I have become.

    1. Thanks for reading Linda. I hope I can keep it interesting.