Sunday, June 29, 2008

It Takes a Village

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.

The Diane Gaudynski Class that Never Was

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

Learned to Rotary Cut in '03

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.

Sale on Brown an Beige Fat Quarters

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.

Mystery Quilt #2

This monstrosity is again the result of adding on to a mystery quilt so I could use it as a table cloth or twin bedspread. I didn’t like it well enough to hang.

Log Cabin Variation

Twin size

First Mystery Quilt

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

King Size of oriental prints

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.