Whew!!! It is supposed to be summer-just chilling and relaxing by the pool.
All the warm weather is enticing me outside but I am still finding time to
This is Linda’s quilt for her grand daughter. Linda took a class at a local
quilt shop, in Barrie. The strip of blocks, on the right hand side, is my favorite.
A grey polyester thread was used on the back of this quilt and a white polyester
thread for the front of the quilt.
“Flirtatous” is the name of the panto Linda chose. Because the quilt
is for a teenager, we thought that this quilting design was appropriate.
I am amazed at how the quilt transforms when the stitching is added
to it. It gives the quilt dimension and brings it to life.
The blocks almost look like it belongs to a sampler quilt but the layout
makes it look more modern.
Modern quilts are really beginning to grow on me. Making 30 blocks
of the same design is boring to me and takes a long time. Some of the
piecing for the modern quilts do not take alot of time to piece; when I
am beginning to wish I had never started the quilt, I am finished with
the piecing and can get on to the fun part: quilting it.
Here is the backing-a grey swirl fabric. I think it is a great
choice for the backing and makes the quilt reversible as well.
On to other exciting news.
Pearl Piera, is offering a free BOM for 2014. This is the first block that
I have completed thus far. As you can tell, I am behind but there is no
set deadline so I will just putter along.
Here is a close up of the first block. The colors here look blue but
in reality, they are more of a purple color.
This last photo shows the top of the Holly Hocks block.
This is week # 3 of the Postcard Challenge; “vegetables” are my
theme. Here, the carrots are colored in with Prismacolor pencils.
This was once a complete white piece of cotton fabric. Isn’t is so cool that
you can use more than one medium to create fabric art?
And here is the completed “Carrots” postcard. Can you believe that
I spent 2 hours finishing this postcard? I think that is crazy too!
I wanted to make them look realistic so I kept thread sketching on the piece.
The whole piece is only 4″ x 6.”
I used 3 different colored threads of orange, red and green.
The dark black area represents dirt but I don’t think I would use black or brown
Both colors are too stark in contrast with the other colors. A dark orange thread,
maybe for the shadows around the carrots themselves.
After all the thread sketching was done, I used fabric markers to make the carrots
even brighter in color. Don’t forget to heat set fabric markers when you are
finished using them.
What do you think about my carrots?
In this picture, I am cutting up 2 1/2″ strips so I can make a WindChime Quilt. I
will show you the actual pattern a little later on. I have not pieced in a long time
and am getting the itch to do so now. After all the prints are cut, I have to cut
up all the white or cream fabric as well. All the prints are left overs from another
quilt that I made with the jelly rolls I had bought several years ago.
I love using leftovers to make another quilt and one that will look so different from the
first one too.
Have a great week!