Monday, March 24, 2014
I made a quilt panel today withe the intent for it to turn into a pillow sham to go with the peony quilt.
I love how the texture improves with a hor wash and dry with cotton batting.
I used 4 different colors of thread and varied the width beween them. Up close it looks a little easter eggish with lime, sky blue, and lavender. At a distance, the colors are better and it is harder to tell that I cant stitch a straight line.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The background is finally finished and I spent some time this morning designing a peony. Challenge is that traditionally peonys are very dense and I am afraid it would look like a giant purple dot. Just talked with my co-conspirator and after lunch I will work on a fringy layer between the bud and petals.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
I have managed to add a new project to my must finish. A "neice" of my extended family is getting married in May. Unfortunately, the 3 of us who want to make a quilt for her live 300 miles apart from one another. After a brainstorming session, the cream backgrounds hitched a ride from Utah. I pulled some lavenders from my stash. Will need to buy a few more to get to size. The goal is something muted and modern. Hope Idon't hurt myself with that stretch from my norm.