Thursday, December 27, 2012

12 hours later, needle turn appliqué

After 12 hours in the car this is all I have to show. I sure hope I get faster... I am planning on making this Piece o Cake applique quilt.  It may take me five years, but that's okay.  The pattern is called 'my whimsical quilt garden.'

Also this is a test - trying to post from my phone.  update... it worked great!  yippee!  now i need to figure out how to send these as a test vs. an email. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lil Twister Quilt

 Christina made this, and I think it is so cute!  I love the fabrics.  I would hang it up long after Christmas.  These fabrics don't shout Christmas, and I love the subtlety.
Here is a close up of what I did in the border - quick and easy.
 I did some simple cc'ing in the twists, and I'm not sure what the background fill is called.  It quilted up so quick.

The back looks great, too, doesn't it?


Monday, December 17, 2012

I want to keep this! - fleur de lis applique

I made this sweet little wall hanging as a Christmas gift for a friend.  I had sooo much fun quilting this up tonight, and now I want to keep it.  My friend is a non-quilter, and I am not so sure she really understands the art.  I don't know if she appreciates it. I am sure she would appreciate it more than a box of chocolates, but I hope she doesn't ask me what she should do with it.  Ugh!  

This was my very first applique attempt.  It was not hard at all.  I just fused it, though.  Then I zig-zagged around the edges.  One of these days I will try some needle turn, but not at on something like  this.

So, my dilemma is...  do I give her a store bought gift, or some accented flour sack towels (useful), or do I give her this?
 I will stitch a black binding on  this.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Is it Possible to Create Too Much Texture?

Maybe...  This is my daughter's quilt.  Isn't it cute?  She had many piecing issues, which I attempted to "quilt out."  haha...  

Anyway, she didn't care how I quilted it, said I could do a real easy e2e, but all that white tempted me to do something more.  

I probably should quilt down those colored parts of the pinwheels to make it a little less texture-ous (is that a word?), but she doesn't care, I don't have time.  So, for now, it will have lots of texture!


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