Sunday, June 26, 2011
Recently, I've been working on a quilt I'm giving as a gift. I didn't start it until last week. It is small, about the size of a baby quilt.
I quilted it a couple of days ago and yesterday, I actually cut out the binding, machined stitched it to the quilt and handstitched it down. ALL IN ONE DAY. I couldn't believe it. I amazed myself. I felt like doing a victory lap but it was still 95 degrees outside at nearly 10:00 AT NIGHT and I didn't want to drop dead of a heart attack before I got that sucker in the mail. After it arrives at its destination, I'll post some better photos. For now, here's a toad:
I went to the Central Oklahoma Quilt Show, this week (this is not me):
This photo does not do this quilt justice. It won Best Use of Fabric. I think it's called Shades of the Orient:
An innovative and dramatic use of log cabin blocks with a great job of quilting to pull it together:
Best in Show and it deserved it:
A pretty Hawaiian Quilt:
This was a beauty, too:
It is toad season and the girls are driving us mad being constantly on the hunt.
I didn't need to hear that.
My next quilting project, besides working on bindings, will probably be my younger daughter's wedding quilt. She was married over four years ago and it is about time I got back to it. It has pineapple blocks, one of my favorite blocks. After that, I have a stained glass quilt project coming up and also an art quilt I need to make for one of my online groups.
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl the toad tosser
Friday, June 17, 2011
Here is the border:
The following is a photo of several fabric foil pieces, the bottle of adhesion, a sponge and some leaves I used as stamps:
So after that, for a third effort, I stamped a bunch of separate pieces with a flower stamp and used different colors of foil. By doing that, I was able to pick and choose which ones I wanted to use in my project. I cut them out in smaller blocks to combine, later, but still am not sure what I am going to do with it. I'll let you know...
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl