This week in 2011 gave us our first glimpse at our daughter, though we didn’t know at the time that she would be a daughter. I used a black organza overlay to create that filmy ultrasound look.
I’ve been struggling with the design for Arabesque #3. I just had to be inspired by some tile work that’s a 12 pointed star inside a hexagon! Getting it drawn is proving to be quite a challenge. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I was inspired to work on something new on Friday. […]
Happy Halloween! Week 23 of my journal quilting project in 2011, fell over Halloween and a memorable one at that since it snowed over a foot. I did reverse applique for the jack o’lanterns face, which allowed me to create the glow behind it with some Shiva paint sticks.
There’s some amazing stuff in my stash – like Halloween fabric. I can’t explain why I have Halloween fabric in my stash, but this weekend it came in handy. I made a Trick or Treat bag for my daughter, completely from stash supplies. She picked the fabrics and I chose the quilting design using Superior […]
Week 22 of my journal quilting project in 2011 was a fun one for me. I’d long had on my list to attend a Quilt Restoration Workshop with Nancy Kirk and I was finally on my way there. I flew to Omaha, Nebraska where the workshop was held and when I went to pick up […]
From the special exhibit at the Rising Star Quilt Guild quilt show, October 2-3, 2015. The Colonial Period and the Early 1800’s As English settlers crossed the ocean to the American colonies, they brought their quilts and their quilting traditions with them. Whole cloth and mosaic-style paper pieced quilts were the most common styles among […]
You will have noticed that I skipped Throwback Thursday last week. I wanted to talk about the quilts that I had finished for the Rising Star Quilters Quilt Show instead. Of course, that makes this week’s throwback journal quilt even more timely. This week in 2011, as Asst. Treasurer for Rising Star, I helped with […]
Quilters are such nice people. I can’t even tell you how many people stopped me at the show over the weekend and told me how much they liked my “Authentic Self” quilt. It was a quilt that I made just for myself with no thoughts about winning any ribbons and having people go out of […]
Well, the quilt anyway. I expect that my authentic self is going to be a WIP for quite a long time. For the quilting on this quilt, I let each different fabric “speak” to me and chose a quilting design that reflected the fabric itself. Each quilting design is different, but I was surprised by […]