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Monday, June 30, 2008

Binding - Yipee




I'm finally to the binding on "the quilt". "Yipee" because it's almost done. I sewed the binding to the back first and am using a speciality stitch to secure it on the front. (Double click on photo to see close up .) Once this quilt is complete, I can finish some other projects in process. Yipee again!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Making More Post Cards


A friend gave me the trimmings from her latest quilt knowing how I enjoy using small strips for my post cards, especially batiks. I used the tiniest strips to make flowers. What fun! They will be for sale when they are finished.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quilting in Sections


I'm adding in the last section of a king sized quilt. I quilted it in sections, then sewed the fronts together, hand sewed the batting together after cutting out the excess and next, will hand stitch the back sections together. Then, I'll machine quilt in the spaces left from reassembling. It's quite a process, but better than trying to maneuver a whole king sized quilt under the machine.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Daisy Doodle Class



I signed up for an online class with Terri Stegmiller. It's been fun yet challenging to choose fabrics looking at someone elses design. I generally design from my imagination. The class has been a good experience.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Fabric Art Bowls







I made these two Fabric Art Bowls this AM and am hoping they will be accepted into the gallery along with some fabric post cards, wall hangings and desk framed pieces tomorrow.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back of Soft Book Page


The dog house has a velcro piece where the dog which is sewed to a cut out of more pink thick felt can attach. It's secured by a pink piece of ribbon when not on the dog house.

Soft Book Page


Here's the front side of another page for my granddaughter's Soft Book. It's made from colored thick felt which is deckle cut on the edge. It was a left over after making fabric post cards with the local 6th graders in the middle school. I just punched holes in the side with a regular hole punch and will add it to the others which are connected with a binder clip. I'll either mail it to her or take it on my next visit.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Fabric Post Cards For Sale










Quilted Fabric Art Post Cards are a lot of fun to make and send in the mail. They only require a first class stamp and a 17 cent handling stamp! What a great way to send a piece of art in the mail that can later be framed. Only $18 each plus S&H.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Quilted Art Post Card


I found it's fun to send your hubby a Quilted Art Post Card to his work. Not only is it fun for him to receive and display in his office but sometimes it comes home for display in my office :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quilted/Knitted Backpack Purse






I designed a Quilted/Knitted Backpack Purse. It's great for keeping my hands free. It's made of knitted strips of batik fabric and then the same quilted fabric purse on top. The lining has pockets for lipstick, cell phone, pen and pencil. It's embellished with my favorite verse stamped on ultrasuede, various buttons, and strips of fabric. Any ideas of how to publish my pattern?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Current "hand" project progress


Here's another peek at my current "hand" art quilt project. (see June 7 entry) I use an 11" Q-snap frame which I prefer for hand quilting. It's portable and a managable size to turn in all directions. You can also see some sleeves on the frame which allow quilting on the edge when attached to the art quilt with brass safety pins. Since I've retrained myself to quilt using my thumb, hand quilting is much easier.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Preemie Quilt" for Neonatal Unit

I am having so much fun with the 6 inch wide strips that I gleaned greens and oranges from my scrap bag to make a Preemie Quilt. It just needs flannel for the backing.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

6 inch Strip Quilt




This lap quilt is made by piecing smaller pieces into 6 inch wide sections which are then made into a longer strip. After deciding the size I desired, I added 3 inch accent strips of the same fabric to make the project more cohesive. This is a fun way to use left over pieces from other projects to make something "new". I've used this simple technique to make tiny "quilts" for the Preemie babies in the Neonatal unit, a wall hanging for family and a baby quilt.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Melanie and Jose's King Sized Quilt


I am machine quilting this in sections and then reassembling it. I hope to have it done before they move soon.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Father's Day Cards


Collaged cards with verses for Father's Day. I have the best Dad in the world!

Framed Quilted Art











These pieces are of a past series. They are for sale. They are approx. 15' X 30" and are $200 each plus S&H.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Beading Fun


I like to have a "hand" project that I can easily take along with me. Here's a close up of my latest, fun, hand project.