A Place to Work

Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial.  I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished.  The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching.  The following are results of two weeks of work.IMG_1138

Quilting Space

Quilting Space

Wedding Gifts

When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion.  I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) IMG_1091for the wedding gift.  In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner.  I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower.  Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme.  Wall hanging size 22 X 14.  I used techniques for appliqué  from one of my quilting classes.  Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.

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Women’s Retreat Quilt

I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat.  They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th.  I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy.  Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points.  I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper.  I like the results.  Finished size is 89 X 69.

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Mariner’s Compass & Circles

These quilts were completed last year in my quilting class at HU.  The Compass was challenging and required the use of that tool that no one likes – “the unsewing tool”.  I did take out some of the stitching and moved things around until I could live with the final results.  The circles, well let’s say I am happy the quilt if finished.  Learned a new technique,  not sure I will be doing them again any time soon. Compass finished size 43 X 39; Circles finished size 47 X 47.

Painting With Fabric

I took two quilting classes at the beginning of this fall.  This one was completely different from previous classes.  I learned how to create a piece  using fabric to “paint”.    Selecting flowers and trying to fill all the spaces so that it resembles a photograph was challenging.

New technic learned using fusing fabric pieces to the background. The finish size 23 X 27.5. Final piece was stitched with clear thread to insure all the little pieces would remain in place. Sleeve for hanging was added to back and the backing was done in the pillowcase fashion.

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