Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Having Fun With Feathers

I have been having fun with feathers lately. I got inspired with all the photos everyone has been showing on Machine Quilters Resource of their version of Feather Meander the brainchild of Suzanne Early. Here is my take on them. This is just the back of the quilt but the back really shows the feathers. Right now I am working on a custom quilt with the feather meander as the background fill...............boy is that a great fill. I think it is my new favorite. When I get that one done there will be photos to share.

On another note. Can you belive that it is almost Thanksgiving!!! I always try to figure out what I am most thankful for. I think for me it is my family and friends. I am also thankful for my health, my home and being able to do what I love which is being a fiber artist. Some days I really have to pinch myself that I am actually starting to live my dream which is quilting for a living.

What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Round Robin Next Round

I received the second round of the crazy quilt blocks and just love her colors. I have begun work and hope to work on this piece daily just a little at a time. In this round we were instructed to embelish the seam treatments further. We are to do flat work and not add beads, buttons or silk ribbon embroidery.............well we can do a little if we feel we really need to. I have so far added some flowers along one side of the purple block and a very simple treatment in green on the other side. These were done yesterday. Today I have already done a couple more things but have not taken photos of them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blog Giveaway On Caron's Site

Visit Caron Mosey: Michigan Quilts to participate in a Thanksgiving drawing for a FREE copy of Contemporary Quilts From Traditional Designs.


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The link to her blog is: http://blog.caronmosey.com/

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sari Quilt Done

I finally finished the Sari quilt. Seems like this one took forever. India silk is very delicate which means it is slippery and does not like to play nice when you try to lay it out on the grain. Once cut it will fray if you even breath therefore each seam is a French seam...............in other words sewn twice on this double bed sized quilt.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back From Houston

Houston was amazing. Our group quilt won a third place ribbon. I was just excited to have it hung in the show much less a ribbon. Here is yours truely with the quilt. I did the two trees via freemotion embroidery and then did the quilting.