Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This and that.

This is a "doodle" I made from some leftovers from a quilt top.
It is a lone star quilt and I had these triange shaped pieces left over. I set them together in a shield shape. Don't know what I will do with it.

Here is a shelf I put up over my cork board.

And a closeup of the dragon. I made two of them several years ago, one for me and one for my sister. This one guards my buttons.

The other side with my beaded dolls.

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's March!!!

It was warm enough that some of the ice on the walk to the porch melted. It has been so cold this winter. I'm getting tired of ICE!!

I have several items that I wanted to show you.

I finished a crazy quilt pin cushion. It is about 5 inches across.

I have also been beading some motifs. Some I will add a stiff interfacing to and add a pin back. Others will be used on crazy quilts or appliqued to tote bags. I might even sell some. Here are some pictures. Some are a little fuzzy. I have problems getting good pictures of beads.

The smaller butterfly is about 2 1/2 inches, the larger about 4 inches.

I've also done some paisley motifs. The larger ones are about 3 inches, the smaller about 2 inches.
The fabric is a rich chocolate brown, and some of the silver beads show white.

A large green paisly and a smaller purple one.

A purple and green large butterfly.

In February, I finished a machine quilted quilt. I was searching through some storage boxes and found 11 patchwork squares. I couldnt find the 12th one and I didnt have any of the fabric in my stash. These blocks were made about 15 years ago.
I set them together with a plain white block for the missing square. I used a basting spray to hold the 3 layers together. I used a walking foot for all the quilting, even the curved lines. I need to practice free motion quilting. I cant see using the walking foot for any smaller curves.

I think the big white triangle gives it a very interesting composition. This quilt is the size for a lap quilt or a crib quilt.

Here is a close up.

I have at least 7 or 8 other tops that need to be quilted. Now that I have one completed, I need to keep going.