I felt like drawing today. This started as just a black on white doodle. I discovered how to add some color in PicMonkey. It’s needs to be cleaner, but it’s a start. One of my goals is to do more art on the computer.
Just wanted to let you all know that I have made some progress on at least one UFO this week. You might remember this Halloween quilt top from my last post. Well, with the addition of some wide borders, it is now a little lap quilt! Now it’s ready to pull out for the Fall.With addition of the orange and green borders, it measures about 58″ square–a nice lap size.
At first I didn’t think that the darker green border was a good choice. But my main goal in finishing this projects it to use fabric that I already have! I probably would have gone for a lime green or purple, but this fabric is growing on me. Who says everything has to match perfectly? Hope it makes it more interesting. I picked up quite a lot of this fabric at a guild sale years ago. I loved the little ravens (or are they crows?). It’s an unusual print and I finally found a place to use it. I made the binding out of another Halloween print that I had around.Also right out of my fabric stash I found this orange diamond fabric that looks great on the back. I added some extra blocks (and more of the green) to make the backing wide enough. Pieced backs are always more interesting just using one fabric. I quilted it with an all-over spiral pattern as you can see. Nothing fancy. Got to get these projects done!I find I do have quite a few Autumn fabrics and colors in my fabric stash. It’s obvious it’s my favorite season and now I have another Fall quilt project to add to my collection!
I used some circle templates to get the nice curves.The feathers and pebbles are all done free-hand. That’s the part I like best.I put feathers in the borders also.This quilt actually took quite a while to finish, but I am happy with the results.Purple lovers enjoy!
We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here. Warm weather has finally arrived! The trees just about have all of their leaves and the world is glorious. Our little town of Antioch, IL (pop. 8500 or so) has put up American flags on all the light posts downtown. It’s a little slice of midwest Americana. That’s probably what inspired this piece. Flowers and flags put a smile on my face!
This is just one of several paintings I have added new to my Etsy shop today.
Recently I quilted 3 quilts made from the same pattern. They were sent to me by friends Randi, Maritza and Pam. The pattern was offered as a Block of the Month last year on the internet show “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. The quilt features some New York Beauty Blocks and some gorgeous applique. All three of my quilt top makers did a fabulous job. With varying fabric choices, and with some variation in the applique, each looks totally different. My challenge was to do vary the quilting as well.
This first one was pieced and appliqued by Randi. Her colors are bright and cheerful.
The fabric choices in Pam’s quilt achieved high contrast. I would have never thought to use these colors, but is works!
It was a fun challenge doing these three quilts. But I am also glad they are finished and out the door!