Saturday, October 29, 2016

Better photos of Stars in Fossil Fern on Kona Black

 Trying to get a good photo of this quilt before I sent if off was close to impossible. Unfortunately the pursuit of a good  decent photo delayed sending this back. It was early morning and the sun was coming up. I found the one spot where there was enough light thru the trees. I had to drag two chairs outside because the quilt is big and needed to be held higher than people can reach. Then I had to beg my husband and daughter to stand on the chairs...........they finally oblidged. I got a few decent shots and that was that we had to rush off to town and the quilt is now in the mail so this is the best photo I will have of it. I have to say I love the front of the quilt but I am over the moon with the back. I have some friends  quilting folks I know who would say that anyone that makes pebbles is insane, OCD and a few other not so nice descriptive words....................but it is really those pebbles that I love!!!! Hey its my life and I can spend my hours of it any way I choose so don't judge!!!!

I am glad that this one is now off the plate and on the way home.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fossel Fern Stars on Kona Black for Shirly

Photographing this was a challenge because it is hard to capture black thread on a black quilt. In any case this quilt took over 28 hours on the longarm. I really enjoyed trying to figure out a design for this that would really make the piecing look awesome and hope that I have done that. I almost like the back better than the front as it is truly a wholecloth quilt. Lots of ruler work and lots and lots to pebbles and peacock meander.

Sunday, October 9, 2016


 This quilt was quite the challenge! I decided to just do stitch in the ditch over the entire quilt and outlined all the shapes with black thread. Next I began in the middle with a large circle in which I did McTavishing. Ok so far so good, I added some large points to the circle and did pebbles inside of them. Then I did a background fill in the rest of the black and a feather border around the outside. Ok no on to the stars.............humm, maybe a circle with feathers coming from it...........and make the lines form a swirl design..............yep I really like the way the stars look kinds like they are spinning! Twenty eight hours of quilting and I thought I would never finish this quilt but finally got it finished today.

The light was not great today so will try to take a photo of the the whole quilt tomorrow.