A Snowy Day..

Wondering how the weather is where you live?

We have had a snowy day so it’s perfect for staying indoors and quilting.

Here are some recent quilts that I have completed for customers.

I love the geometric lines in this quilt. A swirly design was stitched all over to add some movement to the

straight lines. A cream polyester thread was used for the top and a light polyester thread for the backing.

I love all the colors in this quilt. What a great quilt to work on when its so gray and snowy outside. It cheers

me up instantly. Its like getting a shot of vitamin D from the sunshine but without the sunshine. Swirls were

again stitched all over the quilt top, using a monofilament thread this time. When working on colorful

quilts, its hard to pick a thread color to match all the colors of the quilt. This can be avoided by using a

monofilament thread, it blends in with all the colors.

Here’s another colorful quilt. My niece loves candy so she would be dreaming of candy while sleeping

under this fun quilt. Swirls were again stitched all over it in a navy color for the top and the backing.

I think that this was a sampler quilt, looking at all the blocks. What a great way to learn how to quilt.

The pieced backing is lovely too. More swirls for the quilting. Seems to have been a theme for this post.

Hope you are staying safe and maybe I will post some pictures of painted interfacing and digital printing.

I saw the idea on you tube and am falling in love with the technique. I purchased her book today so

I am anxiously awaiting its arrival on Monday. I will keep you updated.

I apologize for all the wierd spacing in this post. I am still learning how this new WordPress editing

program works so please bear with me.

What do these 3 things have in common?

What does cheesecloth, a piano, and a BOM all have in common?

Due to Covid and all that surrounds it, I thought I would challenge myself

with learning some new skills. I will explain a little more in the post.

Anne made this for her daughter for Christmas. She loves it and is deciding where to hang it in her house.

It is beautiful!!Lots of stitching in the background areas.

This is the BOM I am working on for this year from the Quilt Show. I like houses for some reason and the

circular design appeals to me. On the right side, is the picture of the houses that I have completed thus far.

The paper piecing method used is very helpful, in that you don’t have to sew through the paper foundation.

No ripping out paper after it is sewn, yahoo!!

Lastly, I am taking an online class with Mary Pal. She specializes in cheesecloth

landscapes and portraits. I wanted to learn how she does this and now I know.

She uses glue to sculpt layers of cheesecloth. She is also a Canadian

artist so I had to take her class. I think the platform she uses is called “Craft Course.”

She has alot of videos and explains her technique really well.

I hope that you are staying safe and hoping that you are learning some new skills

to get through this hard time.

See you next week.

Happy Belated New Year!!

I know that this is late but “Happy Belated New Year!”

Over the holidays, we were having technical difficulties with

our internet. It’s all good now though.

Here are a few quilt photos of Northcott’s Fall fabric line, 2020.

I really liked all the straight line quilting. The colors are pretty vibrant as well.

Cathy created this really cute baby quilt. Daisies were quilted all over it in a white polyester thread.

Sharon created this beauty for her brother and sister in law. They were celebrating their 27th wedding

anniversary.What a gift to receive! The special couple really like Celtic designs so that was the theme

that I went with. Celtic motifs were stitched in all over the quilt. This is a picture of what a quilt looks

like when it comes to me. It is a blank canvas and I have to decide what to do with all that open space.

I do have a picture of the completed quilt but I do have to find it. You will have to wait for next week.

Hope you have a good week and stay safe.