Monday, February 27, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
I think I've figured out my plan for the cat face, a mix of hand and machine quilting.
But I may need a couple weeks to sort out some of the variations I've considered for the background quilting.
Monday, February 13, 2017
It was a challenge finding a place to lay out this 108x80 cat in order to sandwich it.
I have the teal sections ditched using the walking foot, and now I'm moving on to FMQ.
For these first 2 sections, I'm trying to follow the printed pattern. For the section above, that does mean adding some extra bits to fill the blank spaces. This will likely take some time as the spaces are pretty big. And I'm still deciding on some fills to add more textural interest.
Monday, January 23, 2017
The original plan involved sewing all the fish first then adding the cat. But in the end, to get things to work out I will need to juggle a 100" x 80" for applique. Fortunately, it's fast / non-fussy stitching so it shouldn't be too bad.
This design was from Jenn Ski's Mid-centry Modern Animals coloring book. Go check out her blog!!! http://jennskistudio.blogspot.com/
Sunday, January 15, 2017
As I was traveling through Utah, I had this quilt returned to me. I don't think that I ever posted it here on the blog. It was designed to be 4 different views of the Columbine flower done as reverse applique. It was designed to be part of a class series that I was to teach in West Yellowstone in 2010. For some reason, I couldn't make it to the retreat so I didn't teach the class. I had also made some of these patterns in yellow and red. Not sure what ever happened to those versions. The patterns were printed and kits at least considered. My friend Anna designs quilts for a shop in West, but the owner was never convinced that this pattern would sell, so she returned the quilt to me this weekend.
I still like it.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
My test mosaic piece finished at 15" x 19". I'm really glad I talked myself into a test drive. This would be a horrible, miserable thing the way I had imagined it. The iron on fuseable did not stay stuck down once the piece was being handled for quilting. Not all the pieces mind you, just every 12 pieces popped off. And the ones for which I no longer had a scrap of that fabric to replace it.
So I can cross that mental image off my to-do list and refocus on the dozens of UFOs I already have.