Saturday, April 18, 2015

My animal wallhanging is finally done!

I purchased the bold animal print a few years ago while attending a AQS show in Paducah. So long ago that I can not remember. It has been ready to quilt for at least a year. It is now done, with the exception of the hanging sleeve. Check out the public album for more views.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Fireworks update

 I finally took the time to sew the binding on the front yesterday. Now the hand stitching… will be a few days I imagine, a lot of other things going on….As Usual!
I just love taking ODD photos. I put this one on my desktop, and my blog page, OK, I know it is a little much to look at, but for now I will leave it here.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Brrrrrrrrrr! Just hibernating for awhile!

It is COLD down here! This is a view from my studio window Monday
morning. This is ICE! Yes, I am way behind on my blog posts! 

I don't know if you can even tell, but this is a photo from my mom's driveway looking out at the ice on the roads and trees. I took this photo on Tuesday afternoon.

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


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!