Saturday, January 24, 2015

Free Hand Feathers

Oh  how I love to quilt feathers.  This was the perfect opportunity for me to load up a quilt with feathers. Look at the tiny 1/2 sq triangles in that one block.  They were hand pieced into this top.  All 36 into that one block.  Wow.

MH wanted either feathers or Baptist Fans, and since my BF is done with templates, not a board or a computer, I chose to free hand feathers and do curves in all the smaller triangles on this very large top..

The backing was a beautiful print, but the quilting still showed up nicely.

There is a lucky guy out there getting gifted this amazing quilt. 

I hope he appreciates all the time that has been put into the making of this quilt.  The colors and fabrics are gorgeous, one continuous background and then a variety of blues and greens.  The greens are very random and really make this pop.

If you want hand guided feathers on one of your quilts, please consider me for the quilting.  I am quilting full time and can be contacted via my email.


I hope you get some stitching time in this weekend,

Monday, January 19, 2015

Beautiful Handwork

My fabulous guild members. I am so lucky to be surrounded but such a pool of talent and creativity. I have not gone down the road of wool, embellishments, or embroidery but I love to see the work being done in my area.

CO is in my applique group and I've learned SO much from her, this is her piece below..

It's fun to show off other peoples fabulous pieces

These chicks are SO cute.

Oh so pretty from N

Beautiful work from K, our president

Love looking at the amazing projects others have going on, my hand work is pretty contained.  Applique and hand quilting, with the occasional  big stitch or embroidery thrown in.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Fresh Start?

January is always a great time to take stalk in what I have going on with my quilting. I like to make lists and put all my projects into a category of completion. This gets done every few years, but it requires putting my hands on every box and bin and drawer with a project in it. Needless to say, it hasn't happened yet. In lieu of doing that, I decided to turn over my design wall to a fresh, threadless side. Yes, this is what the reverse looked like. I guess I've been down this road once before!

Group my Sacagawea blocks together and see where I'm at. How can you tell I love the applique, those blocks always seemed to be calling my name. I have another appliqued block as a WIP, but have been focusing the time for hand work on a different project. None of the appliques have been trimmed yet, and the basket block just needs to be sewn together.  I have all the border sections all hand pieced and ready to go.

Here is the second last What Not's from Kim Diehl. One more to go and the first 6 will be finished. OK, they will be pieced. OK so one still needs the applique done, geez....... I'm trying! We will be starting another round of 6 months for her next release of fabric and patterns, come on, join the fun. Fabric Etc. has made this BOM very affordable, check out her site for more info or give Carol a call.

This first two weeks of January has been a blur for me, but Christmas is all packed away for another year, and I'm looking ahead to a lot of great things in 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Next Step

I took the advice of everyone, and that meant a little bit of pressing on some parts and none on others.  Background is now attached, the block has been pressed into flat submission and the center is prepped and ready to attach.

It's looking really good.  The background was over cut in some parts, but I will trim it to the correct size to machine sew it into the quilt.  This was all hand pieced, the easiest way, (for me) to get the result that I like.  Flat, no bulky seam joins, and sharp points.  I would love a whole quilt made out of this block, each one would only take about 15 hours................

Hope your first weekend of 2015 was good to you. 
Happy Monday