Monday, September 19, 2011

Volkswagon Necropolis

Volkswagen Necropolis - Another Haiku and Quilt
This quilt was a tribute to my first car. The fabric is hand painted, old computer parts were used as embellishments.
Sun sets on old junk

Volkswagen innards scattered

Graveyard of memories

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Another Quilt inspired by Haiku!

Young geisha daydreams
Koi splash and sparkle in light
Cool morning at pond

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Haiku and Quilting -Waykin

(Dream Catcher)

Indian brave fasts

Moving only to face sun

Wayakin stirs night air

Detail of stitched feather.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3-D Cubes

I am on my last leg on putting my 3-D cubes together. My block sizes are 9 1/2" and 12".
Cant wait to sash them together.

Haiku and Quilting

Long before I started quilting I envisioned myself a poet. This being said many of my quilts were inspired by my poetry, most from Haiku. Over the next month I will share some of these quilts with the inspiring poem.

(Spirit Dancer)
Amongst mundane chores

Dreams and aspirations rise
Savanna dances

(Carousel Dreams)
Cantering steed bolts
Peals of laughter overhead

Rhythmic and lilting

Thursday, September 8, 2011

If you want to learn free motion quilting

I have been doing free motion quilting for awhile, but if you are intimidated by the idea check out Leah's site. She has beginner and advanced quilting video's. They are very clear and simple. Best of all she is sharing her video's for free. Check out her free motion quilting. You will be glad you did.
Free Motion Quilting Project

Monday, September 5, 2011

First Stitches.

My Bailey home quilter is finally set up and ready to quilt on. I honestly never thought about naming a sewing machine, but I think this one may have to be named Patience. Frame is finally level and leaders are on correctly. I modified the thread path by mounting fishing rod ends on the machine and adding a rod to lift it up higher on the side. I added some small but very strong magnets on the top to hold scissors, tweezers, or whatever else I need it to. My first few stitches: