Friday, November 1, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
New blog in the works........ I hired Karen Valentine to help with it. I love her work!!! Give me a Kitchen, bath, office, bank or a quilt to design " No Problem" but when I tried to design my own blog ..... eeeeeegads no patience. I bought the book last year with good intentions but......... HELP!! So I'm really excited about it. Check out her blog www.karenvalentinedesigns.com
She also loves decorating and you know that is right my alley. www.mydesertcottage.com
I have my studio to finish putting together, guest bedroom for Suzan, Christmas socks and quilt to finish up, class roster to put together for next year, so many things on my to do list. Anyway I'm really excited about the new blog. I will let you know when it is up and ready..... www.whitebydzine.blogspot.com
Friday, October 25, 2013
Fall Splendor off the frame tonight. Used adding machine tape to mark my registration points
Used King Tut thread for a little more texture
That big maple leaf would make a great label for the back.
Thinking I will use some McTavishing for the background fill to make the leaves standout, so they look like the are falling off the quilt when it is hanging....... Using BlackSo Fine for the fill.
Binding and crystals tomorrow and in the mail next week.
A give away......
When I saw this at one of the show I was blown away with it. It was just one of those that you just had to have to work on. I love the ribbon work, it really adds to the art quilt. This is one of Lennie Honcoop patterns. www.DutchQuilter.com She is a fiber artist from the Netherlands. Lennie's floral work is sooooooo amazing. I was in just awe looking at her work at the show.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
My DIL collects green and white transfer ware....... found six pieces today at an antique shop. I think she might like these. I also started her with a red set of transfer ware which I borrowed for Christmas this year to go along with my decorations........
She also wanted a quilt to go along with her pieces to decorate the house for Christmas. Another find at the Textile Mill Outlet.
This was a good top to practice feathers...... Played around with Jamie Wallen feathers
I not sure I like all that thread look...... (to much thread for me)
I used King Tut for texture and I guess I really got it. DIL wanted a lighter green thread on the back. The thread was variegated also...... It was great for the front as it didn't take away from the toile.
Anyway she loves it...... Will deliver it in a couple of weeks
DIL talked me out of these ...... Now I need to make a couple more to sell.
I love this little mouse!! I think this picture is from Millie and Tillie country mouse book.
I had a new granddaughter born May 23rd, so I decided that she needed some little mice in her life. I found this panel at a Textile Mill Outlet in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was a perfect print to go along with the little mouse book.
Used a mouse stencil in the border and through out the quilt.
Then I decided that she needed a rag doll to carry around when she gets older. I want it to look something like the mouse in the picture but more like a baby.
Looked for a rag doll mouse on the Internet but no such luck. Decided to draw my own pattern. Never tried this before, not very good at sewing it together just a drawing..... so wish me luck.
Of course we had to have a doll quilt to match......
need to add the pink binding