Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Fireworks!

I am almost done with the quilting on My Fireworks quilt. Here is a sneak peek! Iris and I have been hard at work!  The small green borders is quilted with Superior Metallic thread. I just had to draw in some extra sparkle. After I got two of the sides quilted I made a decision that I will EMBELLISH this quilt. I have wanted to embellish one of my quilts for a long time and this one is SCREAMING  for that! I plan on using the crystals. I have not decided on the binding……..a little more time pondering. I have some ideas……..need to sleep on it!

Since this quilt lacked much room to show off my quilting, I want to make it extra special and I think the crystals will be the perfect complement. We shall see!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I am a REAL person!

Ok, I do not like taking photos of myself, actually I hate LOOKING at photos of myself, anyway, I wanted to show you that I am a real person. I am not a robot!

I am still working on my Fireworks quilt but I am taking a brief break to go enjoy a night with my husband. Tomorrow is our 23rd Wedding anniversary, so Iris will have to share. He is not a robot either…….

Do you get what I mean by 'I am not a robot'?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Stabilization stitching on My Fireworks quilt is almost done


This is the current view of the progress I have made on my fireworks quilt. I have the last edge to stabilize, then I will get to the actually 'enhancement' quilting. 

I am so happy to see all these colors together! 2 YEARS in the making! 

The ditch quilting has been very boring, I am having a fit to do the fun stuff, even though this quilt is not the type of quilt that leaves much room for that. It is more about the actual construction and color selections.

The backing had to be special, I did a keyword search and put in the word 'Mosaic' and I found this lovely fabric! I am NOT disappointed!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Update on my 'Fireworks' quilt

Borders

This is blurry, but is a photo taken yesterday with my grand daughter, Brooklyn. Such a sweet moment! Warning! Being exposed to children really can make you see things differently if you try it. I highly recommend it.

How I selected my backing fabric. My friend Julie taught me this trick, brilliant!

Top is complete!

I took this photo outside to show off the lovely fabrics!


Iris ( the name for my long arm) has taken possession of my quilt now………….I need the quilting to be extraordinary, I hope the inspiration will come! With all the challenges I have been through in the last few weeks, I really need this quilting fix!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Progress on My Fireworks quilt!

All pieces are done, now I am assembling the borders, slowly.

Love the colors, my batiks stash is plentiful, even after raiding it for this quilt! I just LOVE  batiks!

I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday! Mom had another back surgery the day after Christmas, and is doing much better. She also got the Shingles along the way, but she had the vaccination, so it did not get out of control and the Anti-viral meds seemed to stop it in it's tracks, so that was a HUGE blessing!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

This photo was taken by Shonna Nicole Photography in Arlington, TN. This is my lovely grand daughter. She is a wonderful gift to all of us!!!

Merry Christmas !!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mom and I at Davie's Manor 2014 Quilt show and Exhibit

My good friend Anne just HAD to have a selfie!

Mom was not able to go last year. She was so happy to get out and socialize amongst all the lovely quilts and people! 

Enjoyed visiting with my quilty friend Julie and her wonderful son, Alan. 

I feel in love with this doll that I purchased from Cyndy Osborne. I buy at least one item from her each year. She makes such amazing pieces. This is Anastasia 'Wood Nymph' that she created. I have dedicated an album with photos of her for your viewing in my Public Albums, named Anastasia 2014, ENJOY!