Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Monday, December 3, 2007
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Sunday, December 2, 2007
Christmas quilt for Brittney, my son's girlfriend. She loves fairies, but I had promised hubby that the next quilt I made would use fabric from my stash! (So I added a little fairy to the label instead). This is a smaller than typical snowball block from my autographed copy of Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilts in the Sun.
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Christmas gift for a friend who would never be caught dead without a place mat beneath her plate! Stargazer Crystal Pattern (available online for personal use). Machine quilted in the ditch with invisible thread.
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Friday, November 30, 2007
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Monday, November 5, 2007
"Almost Autumn" with the blocks from Mom My Birthday Blocks - pieced together for the Almost Autumn wall hanging. Added the fabric origami at the corners.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
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I checked the book out from the library, "Flower Origami" by Sudo Kumiko
Here's a start with the simplest form. More to come!! (it was fun)
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007
Wall-hanging for a friend (36" sq). Made the collages on PSP and converted to Sepia. Raided my stash for some coordinating fabrics. Made the star blocks myself... Geesh! very challenging for a mathematical moron. (finally had to get some help from my friends at Adirondack Quilts.
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Sunday, August 5, 2007
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Friday, June 29, 2007
Here's the finished product of a WONDERFUL block exchange from "The Quilting Stash" Yahoo Group using Hoffman 2007 challenge fabric. It certainly brightens my office! Pieced together with the quilt-as-you-go technique I just learned in a class by Linda Denner. Lots of fun and the machine quilting is much easier a block at a time. The colors came together wonderfully.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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Here's the last of the three memorial quilts for my friend, Lee Ann. This one, for her daughter, Ashley, is made with 2 inch squares of fabric hand appliqued onto a muslin background. Some of the squares are actually small pictures printed onto fabric. There are also 2 larger pictures as focal points. I machine quilted between the squares with free motion quilting on the border.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Anyone who has traveled down the difficult path of Alzheimer's Disease with a loved one, knows that waiting for those all too infrequent "moments of clarity" is what keeps you motivated to face each day.
I named this quilt"A Moment of Clarity" and it is dedicated to those who search every day for these moments. The quilt was raffled off on May 12, 2007 and earned more than $400 to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Pattern adapted from "Aria" by Valori Wells
Techniques used: paper piecing, machine piecing and machine quilting.
Here's me and the winner(s) of the quilt!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
This is from Denyse Schmidt's Quilts book. Birthday present for Abby's 20th. He's made from an old cordoroy dress of mine, an overly shrunk wool sweater of Abby's and a flower from a dress of Grace's. Oh, and the flower button is from an old shirt of Graces'.
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Saturday, May 5, 2007
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Wall hanging for the UU Church of Glens Falls annual service Auction on April 21, 2007. The wall hanging sold to the church members for $125 after it was unanimously decided to purchase it for display in the "Peace Room" at the Church. The symbol design is the work of Eleanor Wiley.
Finished size 32" square. Techniques used: raw edge applique with fabric paint, foundation piecing, machine piecing and machine quilting.
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Friday, May 4, 2007
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Saturday, March 31, 2007
My 6 year-old daughter, Grace has a special baby doll named Ella. Grace machine pieced this block. I machine quilted it and added some miniature matching pillow cases. Ella will look beautiful on this!
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The Quilting Stash Podcast Yahoo Group is doing a block exchange on May 1st using the Hoffman 2007 Challenge Fabric. These are the two different blocks I'm doing for the exchange. I chose coordinating batiks from Free Spirit.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007
- "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose."
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"Jeff, you are greatly loved, and greatly missed..."
Here's passage quilt #2. Made for the 12 year old son of my friend when his father passed away this year. My challenge here was to make it look a little less feminine. Most of the fabrics are from Jeff's clothing. I used the denim from his jeans and frayed it for the binding. I used the pocket from the jeans for the quilt label on the back.
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Sunday, March 11, 2007
It's called Happy Scrappy Houses and boy was it scrappy! I look at this quilt and see scraps from old craft projects (mop angels) from the mid 90's, clothing from my family, an old halloween costume, fabric I've used for a bulletin board display at work, scraps gifted from friends, and a couple new fat quarters that caught my eye when I'd only dreamed of learning to quilt. LOL!
One Quilting for Dummies book later and voila! A little surfing on the net, and I fell in love with a project that seemed fitting for my collection of scraps and which I thought suited my abilities: http://quiltville.com/happyscrappyhouses.shtml
Then... i had to quilt it! oh my! I started hand quilting it with an echo pattern around the houses. That lasted for 2 houses and I picked it all out and said "No WAY!" I was too anxious to move on to another project now that I'd discovered my passion! So, being too inexperienced to know that I shouldn't be able to machine quilt my own projects, I dove in! (after a $25 purchase of a darning foot and a walking foot for my heavy-duty Kenmore) The results are more than passable (with confirmation from the owner of my LQS!) As a life-time doodler, I found the process of free motion to be extrememly FUN! No more hand quilting for this gal! (however, hand stitching the binding onto the back was something I found very soothing).
I added a hanging sleeve for display and another at the bottom. Inserting a very light-weight dowel in the bottom smoothed it out nicely against the wall.
Finished project: 62" x 62", machine pieced, machine quilted.
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