Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gated Community Edging

 This is the edge of the Spoonflower fabric on the background fabric. I need to cover this edge to make it look better.
I am going to cover it with some lace trim. This is the trim I am going to use. It was white, but I used Tsukineko ink pens on it and gave it a multi-colored blue/green/whitish appearance. Next is sewing it down.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Flying Geese Quilt Guild Quilt Show

The Flying Geese Quilters Guild will be putting on a quilt show this weekend at the Soka University in Aliso Viejo. The quilt show runs on Saturday and Sunday from about 10 am to 4 pm-ish each day. This guild, which I am a proud member of, consistently puts on one of the best shows in Southern California. I have seen many of the quilts in the show and they are stunning. If you have a chance, this would be a good show to check out!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Boo Boo Pins

 I have started to do my machine quilting here on my Gated Community art quilt. You can see some red/orange yarn in a couple of spots. Those are "boo-boo pins". I learned this trick from Paula Reed. You tie some brightly colored yarn on a safety pin. If there is a spot you need to come back to and fix something, put a boo-boo pin there and return later. I use these all the time when I have to remember to do something somewhere on a quilt.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gates - Just a Start

Quilts on the Wall is having a Challenge entitled "Gates". I have wanted to do a flamingo art quilt for a while, so I am going to use this as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. I am going to have my Gate quilt be called "Gated Community" and incorporate a flamingo painting I did a few years ago.

Here is the start of the quilt. I took a photo of my painting and sent it off to Spoonflower to have it printed on fabric. Then I placed the Spoonflower fabric on the blue fabric. It's just a start at this point.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cool Blue Vase No. 2

Here is the second "Cool Blue Vase" with the quilting done and beads added to the stems. The beads really help a lot when you see it in person.

I quilted a picture on the wall in the background, along with a swirling pattern on the wall.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cool Blue Vase Series No. 2

This is the second in my "Cool Blue Vase" series. It is just at the beginning stages here. I am going to add beads to the stems and do some quilting on it. It looks bleak right now!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Geometric Landscape

Here is my latest postcard quilt for my Serendipity Group. The theme was "Geometric Shapes". I am working on a larger landscape art quilt right now, so I decided to try out some ideas on a smaller scale here. There is a lot of geometry in building shapes, so I thought it was a good match with the theme. I sent this off to my friend Mary Beth Kile, who is also a member of the Serendipity Group.  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cool Blue Vase with Quilting

Here is my Cool Blue Vase after quilting. I did an echo quilt pattern around it. Next up is beading and binding.

Friday, September 2, 2011

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I am starting another series of small wall hangings. The background fabric is a cool blue from the "Fairy Frost" series, and I have used an Asian blue/yellow fabric in the vase and side panels. I have three still-life's using these fabrics in the works right now.

At this stage I have fused the major shapes to the background fabric. The next step is to do the stitching down of the applique pieces, and then machine quilt the background.

Have a great day!