Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunflower Garden

Earlier this year, I taught my Sunflower Garden quilt class at Gossypium Quilt Shop, and Shelly L. sent me a picture of her finished quilt.  Isn't it beautiful!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dorene's Basket Quilt

Isn't this quilt beautiful!  Dorene Mittwer made it from a combination of my Summer Bounty quilt pattern and flowers she made with her embroidery machine.  She's such a nice lady too, driving me around while I was visiting her quilt guild in Southern California, and even taking me on a mini shop hop!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another Jewelry Class

Yesterday I had such fun in Tracey Stanley's Stamped and Riveted Charms class at Fusion Beads in Seattle!  She showed us lots of techniques and I learned to add texture to metals and attach metal pieces together with rivets and a riveting hammer.  When class was over, I had one finished and another almost finished, but today I was able to complete a few more:-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quail Family

This project has been waiting for me since last year, when it was packed up to take the class with June Jaeger in Sisters, OR.  Not only is it out of the bag, but the center panel is complete and waiting for borders!

The quilt pattern is called "Quail Family", by June Jaeger and published by Log Cabin Quilt Works.  I noticed it is still available from the Stitchin' Post, which is where I bought my copy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Always the Student - Jewelry

You know I can't resist playing in different medias.  A couple weeks ago I took a basic fusing class with Allison Thompson to learn how to take fine silver wire and fuse it into rings, which we learned to shape into rings, squares, etc., and I made this bracelet.

Today was my second fusing class, this time making fused rings with Janice Berkebile, and what fun we had!  I made these 5, making one of each style, but I heard another student managed to make 7!  You probably can't see it in the photo, but the finger with three rings has an octagonal ring closest to the tip of my finger.

In case you're in the Seattle area, the classes were at Fusion Beads in Seattle, WA.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hand Made Cards

Making cards and scrapbooking comes and goes in my life, depending whether I have the time and / or space to have the supplies out, or time to get them out.  It's nice to be able to make a last-minute card amd I thought I'd show you a couple simple cards that were just finished.

Now if I'd had a little more time, it would have been nice to either add more layers, or ink the edges.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Airplanes for Dad

Some airplane fabric has been hiding in my stash for a few years, while I tried to decide the best way to turn it into a quilt for my dad.  I decided I'd better make something made that he could use, have around him all the time, was washable by anyone, and finished in time for me to take it to him for his 92nd birthday.  Since I had two fabrics with airplanes, one with a white background and the other with black background, a simple block would showcase them best, but sashing and a touch of red would give it a little spark of color.

He loves the quilt!  Told me all about the airplanes, if he had flown that type or had a friend that had had one.  He even complained some were not "exactly" correct, and of course I had to keep reminding him the planes were artwork that may have been drawn and colored by someone who might not have known anything about them. Unlike the real thing, you can only fit so much detail on a tiny plane that is printed on fabic :-)

Friday, June 07, 2013

Remember when

I made this fabric:

well, I finally made it into an over-sized purse / bag that can hold quite a bit!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ashley's Quilt

A picture of the full quilt would probably be overwhelming, but I wanted this quilt to be cheery!  She had seen the fabric in my studio and said she liked it, so I thought the prints would be a good choice for her quilt because she had lost 2 people close to her within months of each other and I really wanted it to be a cheery, comfort quilt.

The quilt pattern is in one of Karla Alexander's books, I think in "Color Shuffle", but the book isn't with me, so I can't check.  This pattern is great for a scrappy, contemporary looking quilt, with an allover block design.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaching at Gossypium schedule correction

My June class at Gossypium is on June 13 from 10:30-2:30, not the 21st!

You can choose any project from my book, Flower Show Quilts to create using my fusible technique (most have been designed as fusible projects).  We'll focus on  fusible applique in class, but I'll also answer questions and  help you with whatever project you have chosen.  [If there is something specific you'd like to see me demonstrate in class, in addition to my fusible technique, please contact me before class, so that I can bring whatever supplies are needed.]

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Teaching at Gossypium

Have scheduled the following classes at Gossypium in Issaquah, WA.  Artistic Free Motion class is next week, so if you're interested, call their shop ASAP!!!

Artistic Free Motion - May 29th.  is 10:30 to 2 p.m 

Sunflower Table Runner - 21st, 10:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Sunflower Garden Project - July 18th, 10:30 to 2:30 

Contact Gossypium and sign up before the classes fill up!