While the Spring landscape shows up the stitched buds wonderfully on a photo, it did not show up in person as well. It looked dull to me. I took a sea sponge, just dipping the very tips into rust paint and added more buds, more vivid interesting buds. Then the Spring landscape had a sparkl
Sunday, March 16, 2014
My sister wanted 17" quilts for the center of the table. I did them non traditionally.
Because I wanted a finished quilt of 17" I started with a 19 inch painted sky. I made my quilt sandwich with only the backing, batting and sky fabric.
I quilted that, no trees yet just the sky. Then I fused on the trunks of the trees. But on the Summer and Fall quilts, I put some of the leaves on that would be under the trunk and branches. Then I quilted my trunk down and quilted in the branches right over any leaves that had been put down.
I fused on more leaves on Summer and Fall and then quilted down all of the leaves. The Spring buds are doodle quilting to represent the buds just starting to open.
When doing the Fall quilt, I decided to fussy cut one leaf and add the single leaf to Winter.
Now they will be bound with a charcoal grey.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The small purple border was taken from the backing fabric. After the quilt was squared up, the backing fabric cut off was used for the binding.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Years ago I made a Valentine in this method but many many more pocket sewn in for different kinds of candy, silk flowers, fabric and paper hearts, etc. But now I am older and not so ambitious.
I started with a zip lock bag sewing around two adjacent sides, slipped in the candy bar and sewed around it, slipped in the money and the hearts and sewed around it and trimmed.
These are for my great niece and nephew that live close to me..
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Yeah, finished quilting, forty six hours on a longarm and lots of time thinking and drawing. The idea was to merge the design of the quilt top and the quilting into one design. In person the quilting shows up so well, but the lighting for the photo didn't show it off well. It took 46 hours to quilt on the longarm with 3 1/2 hours of ripping for one motif that was not centered correctly. It was the last marked and quilted.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The carpenters square will hopefully turn into a kaleidoscope. The off white is McDebyished, (my friend Kathy named it that), a combination of McTavishing and feathers. All the flowers and leaves are outlines but the center of McDebyishing would be so large so I did semi circles of 1/2 inch unquilted near the ends. They puff beautifully and show up well in person making a nice design.