Sunday, April 27, 2008

Is anybody out there?

Well, I finished my quilt for the Ka-ching challenge that is going up at US Bank this week but I want to post all of the quilts together so you will have to wait to see it until I photograph them.

In the meantime, this is a test to see if anyone is actually checking out my blog. If I don't hear from at least 5 of you....I may reconsider this process!

So, the time is now...make a comment!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gingko #3

Gingko #3 was begun in September after I spent the summer hand painting fabric in the garage. I experimented with both cotton and silk. I love the feel of the silk so I did random free motion quilting on this blue piece and then let it sit for months. My newest copy of Quilting Arts Magazine talked about covering a piece with chiffon to mute the colors. I didn't want to lose the quilting design so I covered mine with tulle and sprinkled metallic threads underneath. Then I fused the gingkos on top of the tulle and quilted some more. Since my Gingko series calls for a stripe, I found a muted stripe in my stash that seemed perfect for the binding.

Flower Power is probably the quickest quilt that I have ever made. I think it took me 7 hours from start to finish and that included piecing the back!
It puts a smile on my face.

Flower Power and Gingko #3

I created Flower Power earlier this week as a pattern for Quiltz. We have a fun line of fabric in that reminded me of the 60s. Considering that it was snowing on Monday when I began the project and that it is snowing again today... I guess this quilt is my hope for Spring!

I am having trouble adding images so I will try again later.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wild Thing and Moderation

I couldn't reist this photo of my aunt as a child. The big bow seems to overwhelm her which is
why the quote: Note to self: Everything in Moderation seemed perfect. I transfered the photo to fabric and mounted it on thick paper and then on more fabric. The lace was hand made by her mother and handed down to me.

Wild Thing was begun in the summer when I was playing with hand dyed fabrics and fusing. I was in the mood to do some free hand quilting so the project was finished at last.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

On Golden Pond

Last week I noticed some of my soy silk fabric overlapping other fabric on my work table and it looked like a pond to me. I decided to quilt the soy silk to a blue background and then it needed something else. I had made the yo-yo flowers for a different project and they never got used so they became the perfect addition for this one....but it still needed something.
So, I beaded the centers of the flowers and added a wandering line of beads for interest.
Then I got very busy with a trip to Roseburg where I gave a lecture at a quilt guild meeting followed by a wonderful two day seminar here in Ashland with Linda Schmidt. I was very happy that I finished this piece earlier in the week so that I could meet my Sunday deadline.