This is a customer quilt. Line dancing in the squares and feathers on the white. This woman does a beautiful job of piecing. Her points are all perfect. I'll show more when I am done.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I've been working on little things lately, like these booties and socks.I'm also adding to my zoo.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is my Dear Jane square complete. As you can see, it's not very good. I might put this quilt on the back shelf for awhile.This is a customer quilt. She likes the edible fabrics. I like them also. I've collectied some but haven't quite figured out how to use them besides hot pads. She did a nice job. It'll make a nice lawn quilt.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I decided to try one square of a Dear Jane and see how it goes. I've always admired women who work on them. The pieces are tiny. Here they are all cut out and marked on the back. I decided to hand piece them. They seem too small for a sewing machine. So this is my first time at hand piecing. I've seen people do it, and read about it some, so here goes.
A little later. Things aren't quite as nice as I'd like them to be. Were Jane's perfect? I will get this one done, but it'll take some energy for me to start a second one. Now I'm really admiring those who do this. Sometimes we have to try something to really appreciate all the effort that goes into it. This will hopefully be a 4" square when I'm done.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here's a quilt I just took off the frame. The front is very busy and flowery. She used nice fabrics.The back is a rich green flannel. The back is what shows off the quilting. She did want a lot of quilting.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is the Victorian Table runner I started with my quilt guild. Here is some of the quilting.
It's hard to see here, but the quilt was all straight edges. The curve comes in through pulling back loose pieces, similar to cathedral windows, I believe. It was a new tecnique for me and worked out quite well. On my longarm I did have to hold the turned edge back so it took time, but the stitching went well.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I've been thinking about doing a snowman tablerunner. About a week ago I put something together on EQ5 and I just cut the templates from there and I'm pretty much doing it by sight. This will all be raw edge applique, so these pieces are on a fusable backing. I just basted my snow to my sky.. Here are some close-ups going from left to right - this is all very changeable as nothing is ironed down.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This is a very pretty quilt that I'm doing for my quilt guild.Close-up of the square design. I did have to stop and start on every circle. I couldn't figure out how to do it otherwise.