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!
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Year! Still behind!

     Well, I was really in hopes that once the hub-bub of the Holidays were over, I would be able to breathe a little better.  Well, not yet!  I have a quick sneak peak of a quilt I finished for our guild raffle quilt!  It is made of beautiful batiks and took about 9-10 people to piece!
 
You can see that there are A LOT of pieces to this quilt!  There is also a lot going on, so...what to quilt on it?
 
 
 
Well, in the border, I decided to do just a little curve with a leaf.  Then I treated the square on point as one block and added a continuous curved design from Pam Clarke.  Then I added a line around the gold triangles with a hook type feather inside. 

 
I did a feather in the blue part of the one block and a swirl in the orange part.  The green triangles will eventually get feathers and the blocks bordering it will get a curved cross-hatching.

 
Here you can see one of the border areas that has a feather with pebbles around it and more cross-hatching blocks.

 
Here is the same type of picture, but different angle.
 
     I am in hopes of getting some more close-up pictures with more texture showing.  I used Gold Metallic thread that was super cool in how it sparkles in the sunlight!  Maybe I can find a way to capture that too!  If not, you will have to just imagine it!  Anyway, it is one quilt that I am glad to be done with!  All in all, it took about 70 + hours to quilt plus all the designing I did and marking beforehand which makes it well over 100 hours!  Needless to say, I am behind!  Anyway, I will be back soon with many more quilts that need to be blogged!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pretty Pink Fan quilt!

This quilt was designed by my client for her granddaughter.  It sure is pretty!

 
The colors aren't nearly as pretty in the pictures as in real life!

 
You can see the first border has some curly cues and the second border has some soft flowers.

 
The fans have a tear drop design and the white areas a flowing feather!


 
This is a picture of the corner.
 
 
The back just has some nice texture.