Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I've been doing a lot of sewing and quilting, but not much blogging. My daughter and I spent several days making scrap quilts for our community backpack program. This program gives kids clothes and blankets when take from meth homes.
I have also made two large fleece baby quilts. One for a friend and one for my soon to be grandson.
I have spent a few days each week helping some home schoolers work on quilt blocks for the school block challenge in Paducah. These quilts were done by girls age 4-12.
My latest endeavor was to make some fleece quilt with angels for a 2 and 3 year old whose house burnt down last weekend. These were designed by my 11 year old and me. We have some other angel designs we would like to make into quilts at another time.
I am still working on my stations of the cross, my triple Irish train boarder, and our challenge quilt for my guild as well as a Christmas wall hanging.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I have finally finished the quilt top for the beach challenge. All the children have been sewn down. I am getting ready to add boarders and begin quilting. I finished the Sanhedrin quilt for the stations and just have to stitch the binding, I believe I have too many projects started and to many floating around my brain. I am also hoping to do some more rust dyeing this week. Quilt pictures coming later.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Words on quilt: "With one voice ideas trickle.... with one goal commitment streams.... to one community hope flows.... with one voice rejoicing surges."
Friday, August 15, 2008
The cross background is woven with strips of cloth.
Some are printed with parts of Isaiah 57. The cross
itself is made of used dryer sheets that I have painted
on with acrylic fabric paint.
Close up of weaving.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Here is the challenge fabric I am working with for my beach scene. I have decide to attach most of the people and trees to wool felt with free motion zigzag and invisible thread. I had never quilted through wool felt before. It is wonderful. I put all my wool felt in the washer in hot water squeezed out a lot of the dye, drained the washer and washed all but the cream in a hot wash on gentle. Then threw them in the dryer. The felt comes out all bubbly, but Irons perfect. I think I'm hooked.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This morning we went to Handcocks of Paducah. I picked out just a few items and was ready to make my purchases, but my husband twisted my arm and encouraged me to buy a lot more. I can't wait to start going through all my new fabrics and stuff.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tomorrow, I will be taking 10 art quilts down th the Presbyterian Church . They are having their annual heritage quilt show Saturday and have invited me to display my art quilts, so people can see another aspect of quilting.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I have not been able to work out the bugs in my latest quilting project so I am working on a series of small quilts based on my daughter's drawings of Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-glass. Here are the first two and some detail shots.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Here is a finished picture of my son's quilted wall hanging.