Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Finally finished this beautiful BOM for Randi!
It took a while but I think it was worth it.
It's queen size so I had to take the pics a little at a time.
This next pic really shows some of the feather work in the side border because of the way the light plays on the fabric.
Click on the pic to make it larger.
You can see the feathers in the narrow top border in this pic:
This one is devoted to to the feathers:
Here are some more blocks, you can see the curlie-cues in the white sashing in between the blocks.
And the last pic has another close up of the feathers:
I'm on to the next quilt today.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Finished Froggin' for Robin.
She always picks out the cutest fabrics.
This one has frogs, snails, dragonflys and butterflys which I included in the quilting.
Here's the frog.
I enlarged a pic of the fabric and made a cardboard template and traced around it when I came to the bid squares with the meander.
Here is the dragonfly.
You may need to click on the pic to see it better.
And the little snail is crawling along on this one:
Here you will find Elliot waiting for all the creatures to fly off the quilt so he can play with them:
(Elliot lives with Robin who so graciously photographed the quilt when she got home since I didn't get it done before she picked it up.)
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Here's the last quilt that I did yesterday while I was in the zone.
This one is also for Debbie, the old pro.
This pic is not quite the top right fourth of the quilt.
I like quilting those long stripes with different designs.
It looks like it was a pretty easy quilt to piece and use up scraps too.
I basted a queen size quilt this morning so I better get back to resting so I'll be good to go to Guild meeting tonight.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Man, I was in the zone this morning.
The quilting zone, that is.
I quilted 3 quilts but pooped out before I got the third one photographed.
This first one is for Debbie.
It is the Intro to piecing class at
Quilters Corner in Midwest City, Okla.
Debbie did a great job of learning how to piece!
Here's the view of my quilting from the back:
Next up is a small quilt from another Debbie who is an old pro at piecing.
I love her choice of happy fabrics in this one:
Here's a close up of the quilting:
And the view from the back:
I'll post the other quilt tomorrow.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Here's a Drunkard's Path sampler I finished
quilting this morning for Beth:
I did an over all loopy design on each block
and a back and forth loopy design in the sashing with a flower in each corner stone.
You can see the quilting better on the back.
I love how the turquoise thread shows up on the black!
You can also see the curlicue design I did in the turquoise inner border and then the
faux feathers in the outer border.
I finished listening to a great book while quilting this quilt, "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys.
Read about the description Here:
I had no idea about this happening.
It's a very dark piece of history for the Lithuanian people but a very well written book.
(I love to receive my history in this manor!!)
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Happy New Year to all!
I feel like I've been gone forever,
but I've taken some much needed time off from quilting and blogging.
In the meantime there were many Christmas presents finished, my brother's quilt, (remember that)
has one and a half more sides of binding to whip down, the label and it's done, a Kindle sleeve for myself and a whole lot of rest and reading.
A couple of nights ago, I walked outside and out of the corner of my eye I saw a face across the courtyard.
A BIG face.
Do You see it?
Only one other person I have pointed it out to could see it. So this morning I took pictures.
I can clearly see a face in the bottom right corner of this window.
Please tell me I'm not crazy.
Well I am crazy, but it's just really weird.
It is actually (form the bottom up)
a wreath, a white ceramic table lamp (the nose), the lamp shade with a crooked dark covering over it (making the bangs), all in front of a beige couch.
My husband sees an old lady bent over.
I don't see that at all.
I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy,
well maybe a little