Unseamly in Boulder is a creative quilting group in Boulder, CO.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quilts by the Unseamlies at Quilter's Studio

Most of the Unseamlies have quilts hanging in the Unseamly show at Quilter Studio starting 3/20/09 and running about 4 weeks.

The Unseamlies and their quilts:

Betty Brown “Ladders” and “Dream Weavers”

Sharon Diehl “Ole Blue Eyes”, “Fishes” and “Daisy”

Martha Gimenez “Retirement Goddess” and “Matisse Leaves”

Cynthia Ann Morgan “Petroglyphs in Color”, “Candy from Kandinsky”, “The City” and “Puzzle”

Cara Priem Untitled (based on child’s drawing) and “Gears”

Nicole Yardley Untitled (red and black)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Two Sided Quilt for Sharon

The black/white animal prints with oranges/teals/purples on one side and the darker brown animal prints with all colors on the other. Size is 70 x 90" and it's ready for quilting.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Round Robin - Humane Society Quilt 2009

Sharon's butterflies and Cynthia's owls...ready for the next round. Size after 2 rounds is 30 x 36"

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Boulder County Fair

Some of us entered quilts in the Boulder County Fair and won ribbons! Also, Betty's group quilt was entered and won a big purple champion ribbon and a blue ribbon

Sharon's quilt
Two more of Cynthia's
Cara's quilt

Backyard quilting bee with Gees Bend type quilts

The Unseamlies gathered on Sunday July 27 in Cynthia's backyard for a quilt show, hand quilting of one of our Gees Bend type quilts, and lunch. It was hot that day, but trees, Sharon's water mister and Nic's cold ice tea kept us cool!

The Chosen Quilt

We drew a name out of a hat to determine whose Gees Bend type quilt we would hand quilt at our quilting bee. With several hours of hand quilting into it, Martha has a good winter project to finish it! The fabrics Martha used are mainly from her mother's clothing.

The "quilt show"

Sharon's quilt - her mother started this years ago and Sharon is reinventing and finishing it now.

Group quilt for Betty

The Unseamlies did a round robin type quilt with a southwest flavor as a comfort quilt for Betty

Sharon's Gees Bend type quilts

Martha's Gees Bend Type Quilts

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Even More Gee's Bend Inspired Quilts...

Another by Cara

By Betty

Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Gee's Bend Inspired Quilts:

This is is by Nic

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Unseamly Quilts inspired by Gee's Bend

Alot of the Unseamlies are having fun this summer working on quilts inspired by the Gee's Bend quilt exhibit at the Denver Art Museum (closes July 6th).

by Cynthia from hand dyed fabrics

by Sharon (from her grandmother's fabrics)

by Cynthia (from hand dye fabric scraps)

by Cara - baby quilt 1 0f 3

by Cara - baby quilt 2 of 3 (#3 in progress)

Betty's, Nic's and Martha's....coming soon?

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Gee's Bend Quilts

Some of the Unseamlies went to the Denver Art Museum yesterday to see the Gee's Bend Quilts. It's a fabulous exhibit and we came away inspired to do some free-style quilts with big stitch hand quilting like the ones we saw. We talked about doing the quilting on our quilts together quilting bee style.

One of my favorites was this double sided quilt by Martha Jane Pettway done in the 1920's...so last night and tonight I put together my take on her quilt. No measuring, no rotary cutter, no matching up, no pins and just choosing the fabrics for each strip without too much planning....very freeing and very quick and very fun!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lunch at Nic's and the Humane Society Event

Recently, most of us gathered at Nicole's new home in Loveland for lunch, show and tell and lots of quilt talk.  Here's some photos of our latest joint project: a round robin quilt donated to the Humane Society of Boulder for their annual Putting on the Leash silent auction.  The quilt sold early for a nice price!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Humane Society Auction Quilt

Most of the Unseamlies got together yesterday to finish up the top and prepare a simple 9 patch back.   The last column of paper pieced cats and crazy blocks was made by Sharon and Cynthia .  Just needs one little applique to break up the yellow in block in the last row right corner.  The turquoise border on the top and right side will get trimmed to match the size of the left side border once it is quilted.   The binding will use Martha's colorful multi color fabric which will look like it is pieced.  The finished size will be 57" x 81"

The back turned out nice too....Nicole is adding black borders to our colorful 9 patches alternating with black and white blocks.  (Sorry no photo yet)

The quilt looks great...colorful and fun...and is sure to be a big hit at the auction.  

Sunday, January 20, 2008

More additions to round robin quilt for Humane Society

Martha added her rows of blocks to the quilt (left) and then Pennie added some flying geese and a few strips (right).

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Charity Quilt

The Unseamly group has begun its first round robin quilt with all EIGHT members participating. This quilt will be donated to the Humane Society for their auction in 2008.

Cara started the quilt.

Denny added two panels.

Betty added some cats and dogs.

Nic added more cats and dogs.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Unseamly News

Nicole is participating in Longmont Studio Tours again this year: Saturday September 22nd, 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 23rd, 12pm-5pm. Her husband David is also showing this year. http://www.longmontstudiotour.org/index.html

Nicole is teaching a 3-D Flower class on Mon. Oct. 8 & 22 10am-1pm at Quilter's Studio http://www.thequiltersstudio.com/

Sharon, Martha, Cara, Denny and Cynthia all won ribbons at the Boulder County Fair this summer. http://www.timescall.com/bcof/results080307.asp

Cynthia won 2nd place in the exhibit "She Made Her Mark Too" http://shemadehermarktoo.blogspot.com/

Nicole will be showing a piece at the juried show, "Not to Scale" at Old Firehouse Art Center September 14 – October 20 http://www.firehouseart.org/todo.html

Cynthia is a finalist in the Houston show, A World of Beauty 2007 http://www.quilts.org/

Instructional photos for creating a landscape with Shiva paint sticks

Sharon prepared these instructional photos with text for the Unseamlies unable to attend our Shiva session and fun & food filled meeting on August 26. Double click on the photos to get a larger readable view.

Starting with plain fabric -we all used cotton or silk - or try hand dyed fabric:

Shiva artists at work/play

We had a wonderful lesson and demo from Sharon and quickly went to work on our own pieces.