Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting started on Indigo Reflections art quilt

Beginning a small art quilt with my collection of indigo fabrics...some hand dyed. some Bali batiks, some from Shibori Girl.

Working this way is new to me, I have learned a lot from Jane LaFazio who teaches for Joggles. Jane is offering a 6 week on-line art quilt class this coming March.
I will be stitching this and a small beaded quilt of pomegranates which I hope to enter into our Quilt show this April.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finished but should I use it?

I guess we can change them out!

This is the quilt on our bed now...I had hung the angel above the bed and then found this folkart wedding quilt which seems to go with it so well! Meanwhile, I finished the quilt I was making for this new bedroom.....
So, I guess I will soon try it on our bed, under the angel watercolor.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A new queen-size bed requires a new quilt!

This is the quilt top I am working on for the new bed. I like the soft/bright pastels which go well with the honeydew colored walls.

The blocks are 8" blocks and the entire quilt has a contemporary, Zen-like, feminine feel!

Recently my friend Paula came by and I gave her 2 wall hangings from my collection. [I do have a lot of quilts!!!LOL!] Here I am holding her quilts!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Maypole Quilt

This is the Maypole quilt pattern from Moda fabrics. It was designed to feature the Maypole collection by April Cornell. My version does have some of her fabric, by co-incidence, and features my collection of striped fabric along with myriad florals! [click on any photo for a closer view!]
This weekend is May 1st so finishing it today was timely! I started it last year as a class sample. It grew into a small bed quilt. When I was ready to begin quilting, I had to pull together a backing. I took things from my stash, including 2 blocks! One is a house block saved from about 1993. The other is the daffodil block of the month block which I made for the class this recent March. I love how it brightens up the back and makes the house block feel "distant".

The house block called for something special. So, I found some bees in my stash and now they will buzz above the house, giving their own "magic"" energy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Romantic "treasure"

I try to be practical and not acquire things that I don't need.....but I couldn't help myself this time!

I have been enchanted with the aqua color ever since I first saw one of these Singer 337 machines made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1964. Now, I own this one which was brought into the shop by a 90 year old sewist who is down-sizing.

As you can see, it is perfect for patchwork. As soon as I locate a walking foot, I can do quilting with it too. To me, it is a type of "eye candy". Sigh!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lavendar tea bag sachets

Still have scraps after making all those quilts????
Use fresh lavendar and string to create these charming sachets. The originals are by Laurraine Yuyama, of Patchwork Pottery. Her blog is also fresh and charming!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Daffodil block of the month for March

Machine appliqued block which I designed for the class I am teaching. Each month a new appliqued block. We did traditional pieced blocks last year.