Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Baby Quilts

Teddy Bear Picnic

Thomas the Train

Quilts for the cancer center

Made from polyester neckties.

Photos of completed quilts

Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope

Feed the Butterflies

Eye See You - made at a mystery quilt retreat at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center in Abingdon, VA

The back of ‘Eye See You’ and how this quilt got it’s name

There is a story about the making of this quilt.  I was gifted the zebra fabric but it was already cut into pieces for a garment.  I needed 9 large squares and tried to cut out as much of a zebra head as I could from the oddly shaped fabric pieces.  The zebra heads were like ‘finding Waldo’ in the fabric and continue to be elusive in the quilt.  Every scrap of zebra fabric was used in the smaller pieces.  

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Georgia Bonesteel strip picture piecing class

Here is my first attempt at Georgia Bonesteel's technique.  It is currently waiting to be quilted, but I was anxious to show-n-tell.

This inspiration piece from a magazine completely changed my plan for this quilt.  In fact, it turned my original plan upside down. 

Seen here with the fabrics I had taken to the class (before painting)

When I selected fabrics to take to this class I was planning to use the blue and gray water color-ish fabric for the sky and then to use the whites and greens to create snowy, evergreen covered mountains.  

I used some water color pencils to mute a couple of fabrics that popped out as too bright.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Around the Block

This quilt was the 2014 Block of the Month (BOM) for the Wolf Hills Quilt Guild.  I am in love with the "on point" setting triangles and the way it all comes together in the end.  I deviated from the pattern when doing the multiple borders, only because I decided to make it totally from fabric I already had and I came up short to make the borders as directed in the pattern.  I tried out some new longarm quilting on this quilt.  I learn more with each one I quilt.  This is a Debbie Mumm pattern and available on her website.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blogging with the grands

We had 2 Grands for 2 weeks this summer.  We had a lovely time.  I took lots of photos and we talked about making a photo album.  In the end, we ran out of time and I started posting some of the photos on a blog to share with Mum And Dad back home. You can pop over and take a look.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beneath the Starlit Sky

 Every year I participate in the Quilt Challenge at the Appalachian Art Center.  It is fun to see all the different quilts made using 3 required fabrics.  The theme this year was "Star Light, Star Bright."  I used a paper piecing design of Beth Maddock's of Piece by Number to make this snowy nighttime scene.  And with the flip of a switch 12 stars light up the sky.  There is a string of LED lights between the fabric and the batting.  Wood grain fabric provides a frame (quilted along the grain lines) with 2 layers of batting to give it more texture.