Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I haven't been able to do much in the way of sewing, quilting or fabric painting/dyeing recently. I have been completely overwhelmed with work and course work for the college classes I am taking. Who would've thought that I would be writing so much for Biology...I kind of figured it with my Psychology class, but Biology?!? Oh well, it's well worth it in the grand scheme of things.
That's it for now. =)
Monday, January 15, 2007
Here all of the edges are turned under and in their final resting place.I opted to quilt and embellish at the same time, so these are all machine basted together (back, batting, and top).That is the finished product. I used a Madeira metallic red thread for the embellishment on the seams. I opted to satin stitch the edges with the same metallic thread. I decided not to use a traditional binding to give me more options at the end of the challenge when I put all of my pieces together.This is a closeup of some of the stitching. I know it isn't a very good picture, but hey...I'm no photographer. I used all of those fancy stitches on my sewing machine to embellish the seams. This piece may call to me for further embellishment later on with beads and such...but as of now it hasn't...
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
I hadn't realized how much work it actually is to chase a 3 year old around a very large indoor waterpark. It turns out, Tyler has no fear...NONE...he ran right into the wave pool without even blinking. Water slides, no big deal. We had to have gone down the water slides at least 50 times before the weekend was over.
My 12x12x12 quilt is complete, just have to get some pictures taken....
Thursday, January 4, 2007
We're spending the weekend at Great Wolf Lodge with the kiddos. I'm sure that they are going to have a blast and we'll all come home exhausted.
This evening, I decided to work on my 12x12x12 challenge. Boy is it neat to work in a manner that I haven't really worked before. I had no idea how exciting all of those stitches on my Bernina are. And, I found that Madeira Metallic thread is an absolute dream to work with. The only time my thread broke was if I was going way too fast. So, I just slowed down and didn't have any more frustrations.
No pictures today. I'll keep all of you in suspense until my quilt is finished.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
"Star Struck" was given to my sister Laura. Boy did I want to keep that one for myself.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
This quilt was made for Cali. "Trump the Deck" came from a set of blocks that I won at a Peninsula Peice Makers guild meeting early last year.
This quilt was made for Frank and Sonny. "Quilted Pleasures" is a gigantic quilt. It just kept growing and growing...