Sunday, June 22, 2008

Personal progressive

Yea I am caught up. PP for May was "bird" so did a thread painted bird. PP for June was tree. The tree is fused trunk and leaves, then leaves are thread painted over the top of the fused greenery.
I do believe this catches me up with my challenges etc. And even some days to spare before the next challenges come out.

TIF June

Finding fabric to match the color bar was the hardest thing about this month's challenge. Three road trips to find the colors.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Word Challenges

The first word was "signs" so I found a Burma Shave sign and printed it onto fabric and framed it.
The second is "invisible" so it is called invisible ancestors. The foreground heads are under one layer of net with thread painting for the lace around the necks of the ladies. The "ancestors " are tone on tone in the background and have 3 layers of net over them. Now only one more challenge to go this month and it is in progress. Was fun projects though.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fund raising quilt block

Finished the stitching on the last fund raiser quilt block that I have. I think we have them all stitched now. Only border left before we assemble the quilt top and get it quilted. Whew, will make the December deadline for having it completed.
Now to finish last months chooseday challenge. Its ready to stitch, but just haven't had time to do it. Next months word is invisible, have an idea, will see how to get the time to complete it.

Monday, June 02, 2008

July August Quiltmaker 08

Yea, my Stars In, Stars Out pattern is in this issue. Its always such fun to see one of my designs actually done in fabrics.
I have around 50 graph paper notebooks with designs sketched in them. At approximately 50 pages to each book, thats a LOT of designs.
I love to sit and just draw lines on the graph paper to see what I can come up with. On this pattern it was exciting to see what happened when I made the diagonal seams so that it make a double outline around the stars. then the alternate stars appeared when the blocks went together. I just love it when something good happens in a sketch. There are 4 different sizes given for the quilt, so if you like it, get the magazine and make one. AND send me a picture if you do the pattern.