Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And a closeup of the corner so you can
Don't you just love the stick? Ok, I know it's just a stick, but it did come from Homer Alaska. It was driftwood! I plan to drill a couple of holes and get something cool to attach it with. Any ideas? Gheeze, can I possibly ask anymore of you all...
Monday, March 28, 2011
It's official, my swap partner has received her runner and I can let the cat out of the bag and share it with you now. Mary sent me an email today saying it arrived safe and sound and she loves it. Whew! That was a relief. When I went to box it up to mail, I realized that she had requested a table topper and I made a table runner. I offered to make up another for her and she declined saying she loved what she found in the box. I am so happy she liked it, but I was so irritated with myself for not reading things more carefully before I start something. Do you ever find yourselves only reading part way thru something then doing it wrong? It happens frequently when I am quiting too. That usually ends up in a ripping frenzy for me!! ARRRRGH! :-) :-)
Friday, March 25, 2011
Not that I can tell you a lot about it, but this is my swap quilt for the
Easter/Spring Quilted Table swap.
As of this morning it is winging it's way to my secret partner. Don't you wish you could play too? While this one is over, join us over at the Quilted Table Yahoo Group, we do some really fun things and have a great bunch of gals! Just click on the photo towards the bottom right side of my page and it will take you to our group! Hope to see you there soon!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
It's finished! I have been working on this photo memory quilt for a few weeks now, for a friend. She gave me an envelope of photos and told me to do whatever I wanted to with them. That is the hardest part of quilting. I know what I love, but I'm never really sure what the other person will. So after a few days of contemplating, I moved forward with it. I have had the embroidery program for the floral wreath forever, and always wanted to stitch it out. What better time than now. It was about 22 hours of stitching and 15 re-hoopings, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely it came out. Anita Goodesign has made the re-hoopings very easy with the templates you print out. I digitized the saying in the middle of the wreath. That was the only thing my friend was sure she wanted in the quilt. The photos were printed out onto fabric, and it all started to come together.
The quilting was a little challenging, as I had to deal with some stretching from the embroidery, but I persevered, and am happy with the end results. The rays were a suggestion from my quilting buddy. It did help to take up some of the stretch.
Brenda picked up the quilt last night and was thrilled with it. I got word this morning that her mom, who was the very surprised recipient, was equally happy with it. That is the best thanks you can get from a project now isn't it? :-)
If you have never made a photo quilt, give it some consideration. It doesn't have to be this involved to make a statement. It truly is one of those special quilts that someone will cherish for many years to come, and long after we are gone is my guess!
Friday, March 4, 2011
One of the best places to find applique "treasures" is online. If you search for coloring book pages, you will be surprised what you find. You can click HERE for this one. I took it to a copy machine and reduced it to 78% the size of the original and it worked out nicely for our 6" tile.
If you have a few minutes this weekend, you might want to whip one up for yourselves!