Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Which is why I voted for Obama over Hillary.
This was done with that handy dandy new technique I picked up at one of our guild meetings. Paper Piecing with freezer paper and an iron. Rather than sewing through the paper and distorting your stitches when you pull them out, just fold freezer paper back and sew near the fold. Works like a charm, but I still think all paper piecing is a pain the you know where.
I had signed up to take a class on machine quilting with Diane Gaudynski (See Quilters can be name droppers too!). She cancelled due to illness, so what to do with the little sample requirement that I made up to use in class? Throw some embroidery on it and make it into a pillow. (another cop out- notice the machine quilting is just boring meandering. Hey, it's not my fault. If I'd taken that class you would see near trapunto like feathers and curves.)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Believe it or not this king size quilt is the result of learning how to rotary cut in 2003, and then being too afraid to do anything with all the strips I cut out. Then in the summer of 2007 in anticipation of company from Australia I pulled out all of the strips I had so carefully hung from hangers by safety pins and made this quilt to spruce up the guest room.
I had collected neutral fat quarters to mount a doily remnant my grandmother had made for my mother's hope chest. Sixty four years later the doilies had to be mounted to be preserved. I over bought on the brown hence this twin size quilt was born.
This pattern I actually liked completed, but I used JoAnne fabric of lesser quality for most of it, and therefore, after all that work it seems a bit flimsy. Then again if one ever made the perfect quilt there would be no need to continue making them, and what fun would that be?
This one is also twin size
I saw this pattern in a magazine, and then as always used EQ to tweak the size of the blocks. I over bought on the Oriental fabric at a Peoria Quilt show. The vendors would only sell by the yard rather than the quarter yard hence the abundance of projects with oriental scraps in the other posts.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Using Printed Treasures for photo transfer, I scanned in memorabilia from the 2006 NYC Marathon and built a “log cabin” around them. I never did get a picture of it completed with all the quilting. I believe it is now in the trunk of my son's car somewhere in Connecticut.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
This was my third “Inspector Clue-sew “quilt. So, in my defense I had no idea what it would look like when finished. Actually I take that back, if I would have known the outcome at the onset , I never would have made the quilt. Of course I always have to add extra borders so that it can be used on a bed or table because I don't like it well enough to use as a wall hanging. It looks better in the picture than in real life hence the full title:
Asparagus and Pepto Bismol Thrown up in Geometric Chunks.