Saturday, September 13, 2008


This is my September Take it Further quiltlet. I happened to have lots of lists getting ready for a retreat this coming week. So there is to do lists, grocery lists packing lists, kitty lists etc.
I have the names of the lists quilted in the borders. Was a fun little project, I laid the lists on the scanner bed then laid a piece of batik behind them. Printed them onto fabric, bordered and then quilted.
Now to actually go and DO some of these lists.

Friday, September 12, 2008

new weaving

Hey how about that? Actually did another of the small weavings. This time I cut 1" strips instead of the inch and a half. Left the edges wider and trimmed after I did the weaving. I think I like this better. Or maybe its just because this is only 12" square that I like it better. I used silver glitter pen on the veins in the leaf. Its a sycamore leaf I begged from a neighbor. Leaves are just gorgeous, I picked and dried them. Next I want to try printing with the dried leaf. May or may not work. grin.
PS Do not do as I did--grabbed the wrong fusible and cut the strips with the "non sewable" fusible web. So this will not get any more quilting. Had planned to do the veins in silver metallic, but had to go to plan B when I realized I used the no sew fusible. grrrrr!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


My newest challenge piece. Theme was "balance". I thought of the balance beam in gymnastics. The background is done by weaving two fabrics together. the strips were cut at random in a wavy pattern. then woven into the background piece.
Plan to do more pieces using the woven background technique. I like the way it worked out.
Now on to the Sept challenge --lists--now there is a concept I should be able to come up with as I do have lists of things to do, grocery lists, bills lists, book lists, etc. stay tuned!

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Whew, hadn't realized it was so long since my last post. Life got in the way last month, but hopefully I am back on track again. The last two blocks on the personal progressive are here, bees and birdhouse. only problem is on Wed the new theme comes out. Sigh, may never catch up.
Its getting really chilly in the mornings now, down to about 45 degrees. Really early for this chilly. birds are flocking and monarch butterflies migrated through really early.
Garden is done and just pear tree is left for preserving. Hope it doesn't freeze before they finish ripening. Will try to be back sooner this time.