23 of 30 : eek!

Still trying to catch up.  This little painting (and I mean little–only  2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) was painted on a new (for me) medium called Stampbord.  It’s made my Ampersand and says to use it with stamps, inks, embossing etc.  It did not say watercolor, but I tried it anyway.  The surface is slick, like Yupo paper–only it’s mounted on 1/8″ board.  I wasn’t too adventurous with it this time.  Maybe tomorrow.

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Making Progress

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.IMG_0568With addition of the orange and green borders, it measures about 58″ square–a nice lap size.

IMG_0560At 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.IMG_0561Also 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!IMG_0564I 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!

 

 

Fabulous Quilt in Blue and Purple

I recently quilted this wonderful quilt for Abby.  It’s a pattern by Judy Niemeyer and was mostly paper pieced (how else would you get those marvelous points!)  Abby did a fantastic job piecing this beauty.

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I did some  free motion “wavy” quilting on the background  and stitched around the pointy border to give it more definition.Image

The center circles seemed to speak “bubbles” to me, so that is what went into the turquoise “water”.  Don’t you just love those circular flying geese?!

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Again, one of the best things about being a Long Arm quilter is that I get to put my creative quilting juices to work without having to do the intricate piecing.  I love this quilt!  It truly IS fabulous!Image                                         It’s fun to look at the back too!

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Keep those quilts coming.  I’m having fun!

 

 

Red Roses and Purple Flowers

I just had to paint something today–it’s been so long.   I’ve been chained to my long arm for weeks it seems.  But I’m leaving on a trip today and am taking my paints.  No sewing!  That really surprises my Mom.  Usually when I go to visit her, I bring all sorts of piecing projects I want to finish.  I think she feels neglected.  I promised this would be a no sewing trip.  I hope she doesn’t mind if I paint all day.

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