Friday, November 30, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
look when I quilted them though, makes the hands look ice cold
maybe I should come up with some catchy name for this odd quilt.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This week my mom is the first photo - it's a WOW WIP!
Love those jewel tones, if you look close you can see where she is going to quilt the black areas.
It's a Celtic braid design - nice.
And of course her mitered border is perfect (unlike mine would be)
Now that the fun part is done, we will see how long it takes for her to quilt it;-)
This is her finish - its from a pattern kit called "up north"
I love. It but she says its full of a lot of glue and layers of fabric and is really heavy.
She says she will never do another, apparently it's a different process than the usual fusible or freezer paper appliqué and she didn't like it. It came out good though.
I'm working on a new design (or two) hopefully to eventually make them into a PDF pattern and tutorial to sell on craftsy. Above is the first and I'm not thrilled with it - needs some tweaking. The creature in the tree is alittle weird but I may like it better once its quilting, that will add more definition. First I was going to make a honey pot but not sure. Also I think the background is not enough contrast. I will make another before I decide whether to go forward with a pattern. What do you think? I would love any input - constructive criticism is always a very welcome thing. I know there is something I don't like but can't figure out what it is.
The other is a chickadee that is still only in the beginning phase. I'll have more to show in that next week, so stay tuned!
and happy national button day on November 16th (who knew!)
Check out sew excited quilts blog for a button giveaway
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I know this is a quilting blog but I don't know of any quilters that aren't also avid readers, so here is a new author I just found. (Thank you Sandy for the suggestion)
This is the first of the series. They are mysteries, light reading. She has a way with her characters , hard to describe but I can really identify with them.
This is the 2nd one that I just finished.
A line in the book that stuck with me -
There's a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
And this one I just got today and will dive in this evening. They all take place in a small town just across the border in Quebec called 3 pines - which is why I can identify since I live not far from the border just the other way and grew up in a small town although not as quaint as 3 pines.
This is what I worked on today - lots of curly squiggles on my lamb.
Her name is Rosemary ;-)