Wednesday, July 17, 2013

June and part of July in photos.....

Whew!  It feels like this summer is FLYING by!  I can't believe how many things have come and gone already this year that I have looked forward to!


You have been warned! LOL

 My quilting friend, Bev, gave me my first lesson on her long arm quilting machine named, Miss Thang!
 Me quilting on Miss Thang!
I was able to celebrate my sis' (cough)th birthday!
I made her this table runner out of drapery fabric remnants using
this "10 Minute Table Runner" tutorial.
Celebrated Father's Day with my dad and family!
Watched my quilting friend Ann, of  Attic Threads put the last few quilting
stitches in "Golden Rings."
A few of the quilting details.....

 Photos of the backing.....
More pics of this quilt coming soon!

Celebrating my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary!

I cut out my next project, 2500+ pieces!
I wonder what it could be???? 

I have almost completed all of the memory quilts I was requested to make for my brother-in-law's family.
I will be sharing those, along with the patterns I designed very soon!

The following are some of the quilts I saw (and loved) at the
International Quilt Festival in Chicago!

I love traditional, antique, AND modern quilts!

And finally, I was honored to be invited to judge the 
Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant...
with these wonderful people!
What a wonderful judging experience for me!

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  I know I am!
As always,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. The summer IS going fast! Looks like you're keeping busy. The double wedding ring quilt is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you have planned for your new project. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

  2. Time does fly when your having fun. The Golden Rings quilt is absolutely stunning. Enjoy the rest of summer with your 2500 blocks. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kind of looks like a whirlwind of a summer!! I LOVE the quilting on your Golden rings!! Hmm wonder what your new project is? Can't wait to follow along!

  4. You do sound busy! I like the pictures of your Golden Rings quilt, but can't wait to pics of the whole thing. I think you're just teasing us! The quilting looks beautiful on it.

  5. Wow, your summer has run the spectrum! The quilting on the Golden Wedding rings quilt really adds to look of the quilt.

  6. How did you land such a fun gig as a pageant judge? I LOVE the quilting on the Golden Rings quilt! Looking forward to seeing what all those squares turn into. I too love traditional, antique, and modern quilts. It's the variety that keeps things interesting, and we can learn from all of them.

  7. My goodness Kevin, you have been busy! I'm exhausted just reading about all the quilting, judging and other things that have been going on in your life!! Can't wait to see what you will be making with all those squares and also your patterns!!

  8. Kevin, your Golden Rings quilt looks beautiful. Can't wait to see what other quilting Ann does on it. I'm sure it will be spectacular. It won't be long and you will be long arm quilting your own, right? What a fun gig it must have been to be a paagent judge. I bet it's an interesting story how that came about.?? Inquiring minds want to know.

  9. Oh my Kevin! You have had an amazingly fun and exciting summer so far! I've been away all July and just now catching up on my fav blogs. So glad I got the chance to see you in fancy black tie - "You clean up good," as they say in my hometown :*) That must have been such fun judging the beauty pageant! I can't wait to see more pics of the Golden Rings quilt - love it!!! And thanks for the mini-quilt show. Those are some wonderful quilts!!!