Sunday, May 29, 2011

Design Floor!

Westenskow & Sons has been in business for over 10 years.  Today I wanted to show you our Coke Glass Template.  This is my dad's latest design.  My dad makes all of his own templates and attaches a wooden handle to each one so they can be picked up easily.  He really thinks of everything!

Coke Glass Template.

This is the project my mom is working on.  She knows how to sew the curves without any pinning or a special sewing machine foot.  I'm hoping she will make a video demonstrating her technique soon.

This is a cute and easy project, check back later for the finished quilt!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quilt Market

In May I was able to attend Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.   I have heard people say that it is AMAZING, and were were not disappointed.  We did not set up a booth because we didn't find out about it until it was too late.  Oh well . . . that just meant I was able to enjoy it without any of the work.  My husband went with me, since we both work for Westenskow's (which is my father's business).  We spent three hours just walking up and down, and up and down each isle.  He is such a trooper!  He let me set the pace and stopped whenever I wanted to - a complaint never crossed his lips.  There were so many gorgeous patterns and all the new fabric lines were to die for!!
They also had a few quilts on display, which were sensational.  My favorite was "Montana Tigers" by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz.

When we were finished we were able to catch a Utah Blaze game (arena football).  It was actually really fun when I could pay attention to it.  My mind kept wandering back to all of the wonderful things I had seen earlier.
 On our way back to our hotel we got lost in an industrial area.  We discovered two things while we were lost.  One, there are bunny rabbits living in South Salt Lake, and two, they run really fast!!  It was a great trip, but my feet were ready for a break by Sunday.

It's Official

Last month I entered McCall's Design Star contest.  I never thought I would be selected as a finalist, but I was!  I don't enter contests and when I do I never win.  Now I get to make another quilt!  They have given all 20 finalists a challenge.  I can't tell you what it is, but I am excited to start creating!  What a great way to start off summer vacation!  Well, I'm off to my sewing machine! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Exciting Day!

Well, I have decided to jump into the blogging pool.  I have been thinking about it for a few months now, but now is the time!  I have hesitated because I don't think my life is that exciting, I go to work, come home, take care of my family, and when I have time I quilt!!  I love it!
This blog will be more about my quilting life.  I know there are a lot of talented quilters out there, and I am inspired by so many.  Hopefully I can inspire someone else, or at least they can find something in common with me.  Stop by and see what I have been up to!