Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ricky Tims Seminar and The Quilt Police

I have to tell you all about the Seminar I went to a couple of weeks ago. It was the Ricky Tims Super Seminar and if you get the opportunity to attend this seminar where you live, by all means do it. http://www.rickytims.com/seminars.html He is such an all around entertainer and has so much talent. He is a musician, a quilter extraordinaire, a teacher, a comedian, and a great storyteller. The information given at this seminar is worth twice the price of admission! Please check out his website and more importantly his quilts. Even if his style of quilts is not your thing, the information in his seminar can be used for all aspects of quilting.

This is a Stitch and Split Applique flower that a group of mine did an exchange with. I rarely do exchanges because I never seem to finish them. There usually are several different size blocks even when they're supposed to all be the same size. This was a good block to do for an exchange because it's made lager than needed and you are able to cut all to the same size.

Since the appliqued flowers and leaves are raw edge, I did my vine border raw edge as well. This quilt is for the wall. I love the happy colors! I machine quilted it in a variegated Superior Thread. Love the Superior Threads! I entered this quilt in the local county fair and they said that it should have been quilted in white to match the background. Silly, silly quilt police. If I wanted to quilt it in boring white, I would have! They just don't realize my love of color. I feel sorry that they just have tunnel vision. They strongly feel the rules should be obeyed. I do too when it comes to the law of the land. When it comes to quilts, it's whatever feels good to me!


Sharon said...

Wow! Your quilt is awesome, Berta! I love the border you did. Some of those blocks look kinda familiar. ;) By the way, you and Pam have inspired me. Check out my new blog: http://indigothreads.blogspot.com/
I'm jumping into blogland too!

Beth said...

You always beat me on the follow thru....have had getting blog ready since before christmas on the to do list.....ugh..NOW I gotta get to it!! Love that we can all stay in touch, even when we can't get together!! And the quilt police?!?!? what a boring life to live...I love that quilt...makes me want to pull out the fruit exhchange...hmmm one of these days :)
P.S. Loved the proposal....what a guy you raised!!

Pam said...

Roberta - you know I love this quilt. I do not have my blocks together yet. They are still on my "To Do" list. Keep up the good work.

Exuberant Color said...

I like the yo-yos on the quilt too. Now all of us that have found the yo-yo maker have a new idea.

I had already posted today and then I see your header quilt and now I think I need to add beads.

Thelma said...

Beautiful quilt Roberta, I too love color and I love what you done with this quilt.