Yellow Coneflowers is a hand appliqued wall quilt inspired by Kumiko Sudo's quilts. It was the first time I used bamboo batting for hand quilting. I like the silky feel of the bamboo and the softly quilted quality it achieved. I tried using a hoop for the quilting but the dimension of the flower petals kept getting in the way so most of the quilting was done without a hoop. I liked the way that felt with all the fabric and batting soft and bunched up in my hands. Here is a shout out to all the "liberated quilters" and the freedom to do what feels good and works for you. This quilt is currently on display at the Appalachian Art Center retail gallery.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We have had quite a summer here in the Appalachians. Bear sightings in several neighborhoods, copperheads nesting in waterfalls and gardens. Hawks and Owls shopping for dinner in our yard. Some of it has been a little scarey, some of it very enjoyable, and some of it has been downright funny.
I made this little toady as a gift for a friend following an especially funny story about not being able to get back in the house one evening because there was a "huge" toad sitting by the door just waiting to jump into the house if she opened the door. So just how do you get a toad to jump out of your way without touching it?
I filled him with rice so he is quite poseable. His eyes are 4 beads (the black ones fit just perfectly inside the clear ones (how lucky is that?).
Monday, October 5, 2009
I've been thinking about reviving this blog thing for awhile not. Seems I spend too much time blog hopping to do any blog writing. But I'm going to try.
first up........ GO DRAGONS!!!
I found some red and white eyelash yarn in my stash and asked my dd if she would like a furry school spirit scarf. This is what she requested instead.... something about "Where's Waldo" stripes and "Thing one and Thing two" furry heads.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
coasters for a chicken lover
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Here I am with my brother and the 3 items I donated to the auction. We had a smashing good time. This is the second year they have asked me to make them a quilt out of cast off blue jeans that they collect and send me. The red ribbon wall quilt is constructed from neckties and the messenger bag/purse is constructed of more men's neckties. great recycling fun in this "Green" economy.