Thursday, April 17, 2014

Border Challenge Quilt!

 
These quilts are always so cool! 

 
There is a swirly quilting design used.

 
I love the sewing themed appliques!

Puppy Love

So, here is a sweet child's quilt that has many puppies!
 
 
And a close up of a simple meander.

 
The backing has some great back art!

 
You can have a reversible quilt!

 
Close-up of the back!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rainbows of wool!

Here is another picture of the wool I have been dying!  It looks good enough to eat!  I have a few projects that I have started using them in and will share them with you, eventually.  They are...interesting!
 
 
All the colors from light to dark are represented...I have much more to dye, but these are really turning out great!  I have ordered a turquoise colored dye, but heard that it doesn't work very well...I will let you know what I find out!
I am also wanting to do a different green and a more saturated blue and darker red as well. They had to be ordered too.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wool! WOOL! WOOL!!!

So, I have started on the journey of hand-dying wool!  It is a rather steamy job!  It has a definite learning curve...and it is rather labor intensive.
 
 
I just love the deep, dramatic colors!

 
Here are the blues and reds all stacked together!

 
And now here they are spread out...great gradations just by using different textures!  Can't wait to start using them!


Halloween

 
 
Here is a really cool Halloween quilt.
 
 
The fabric had a number of really swirly types of shapes, so I quilted it up with swirls!

 
There was definitely some great fabrics left over, so what better way is there to showcase them then to put them on the back!  It is like two quilts in one!


Modern Quilt

 
Here is a great quilt that is made from a Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle pattern.  It was really pretty in the teals and grays!  Yummy!
 
 
Up close you can see that a Wildflower pattern was quilted into it.

 
It has a nice soft teal thread color.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Here's some real eye candy!

The first quilt is a hand pieced hexagon quilt that took around 15 years to complete, I believe!  It is gorgeous!  I must admit that I was a little nervous to touch it!
 
 
The design is so neat and it is about a queen size!  That is a lot of hexagons!


 
I wish I had taken a picture of the entire quilt!  It was so neat!

 
You can see that inside each flower I did a double continuous curve.  In the flowers themselves I just did a freehand hook feather.  The white areas have a nice swirl.



 
The next quilt is for a sweet baby!
 
 
This quilt was made with many reproduction fabrics. 

 
I just did a small feather meander all over it.  It gives it a great textured look!