Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I am looking forward to next week when I have a Mystery class with Mark Lipinski. My fabrics are nicely starched and cut. Just waiting for the big day. All I know is we are going to have fun with curves!
Whip up a springy project for yourself, you will be amazed at how great it feels. I am going to be looking for another one, as a snow storm is approaching! Ahhhh the joys of winter!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Free Lunch Cafe yet, you really should. It is better yet "free".I have been lucky enough to have a little extra time to get back to my online art quilting classes. This one, done with the decorative stitches on my sewing machine was sure fun. If your like me, you tend to ignore all the decorative stitches even though we buy these new machines because all they offer??? This class had us sewing circles with these wonderful stitches. WHAT FUN! And it was so easy, you needed nothing special and definately no extra attachments. I couldn't help, but become captivated watching them stitch out. If you haven't taken advantage of
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The DHL man was knocking on my door the other day and to my surprise was this absolutely stunning Quilt from Lynne in Leicestershire England. When I signed on for this swap, never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would take the hours of painstaking precisions to complete this for little ole me. This incredible "Trip to Ireland" mini quilt is 19" square and comprised of all 1" squares. I decided to make an inchie quilt one time and it is still in a bag somewhere among my UFO's. Lynne wrote and told me she was very mathmetical minded and likes working out her own designs. I bow down to you Lynne. I wish I had that in me. I have to see something to make it happen, while I have done some playing, it is out of my comfort zone for sure.
If things could get any better, she also included these little treasures with my quilt. I have new fabric and trim to play with and a package of inspiration to help me along the way. LIFE IS GOOD! Thanks so much Lynne, I will treasure this for many years to come.
For any of you, who have considered swapping online, my advise is to go for it. I have made some wonderful new friends, and the inspiration you get from a new view on quilting can't be beat! Oh yeah, and for my quilt, it will be on it's way to my partner across the globe today. Hope she is half as happy with it as I am with mine!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
With a new year starting I am looking to learn some new techniques. This is a little sampler that I did with paper fabric. The base is a muslin with tissue paper on top. Threads and colored tissue paper in between the layers give it a dimensional look. Fabric paints were then used to give it color. It was a very interesting process that proved to be a lot of fun. For those who aren't afraid to try playing, there is a great website. http://www.free-lunch-cafe.com/ You can sign up for classes monthly. Check it out, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.