Thursday, June 21, 2012

Still quilting.

Today was the last Guild meeting of the season.  I had a great afternoon. Lots of fun.
I took part in a Guild challenge.  It was called "Name that Tune".
I also took part in a year long challenge to step out of my box or comfort zone.... I wanted to  try some new things that have been demonstrated by guild members over the last few months. So here's what I did.... first.
Picked a song I liked, got the lyrics and printed them.  Then cut these up and re arranged them (just a bit) and took a picture.  Took lots of pictures with different views and focuses..

Next, I found an old beat up guitar in our barn. (Lots of good stuff in the barn  :))  and on a sunny evening which makes for lots of great shadows, I took a lot of pictures of this,  finally printed one onto a light mottled tan fabric.  I iron the fabric onto white freezer paper and use this in the printer.

I added ' musical' fabric, a couple of skinny green borders, and repeated the 'musical' fabric in a binding.

some thread painting, a few fancy stitches programmed into the sewing machine and
some trapunto 

Have you guessed the name o that tune?  I'll give you a hint.  Neil Young.

Happy Summer,
ps don't know how I go some text on white but hey kinda neat...and I am not going to fight with blogger today 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fruit Flies

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. No bananas here, but I did quilt fruit flies in bright neon green thread all over these place mats.

Wednesday again already....happy hump day. gudrun

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Layer Cake

This quilt was made from a package of pre-cuts called a layer cake which means they measure 10" by 10". I think there was too much sun when I took the pictures the colours look dull...which considering there is a lot of yellow and red is not the case.  This is quilted in an edge to edge foral pattern in a bright yellow thread.  LM knows how to use red.

Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


A box like this, with my name in gold lettering, is a box a gal has to keep.
I didn't just shove it now contains all the threads that once hung on the wall in the Attic. This thread was out direct light but it got dusty.  These are not threads I use a lot, so a pretty box is just the ticket.
Thanks Cat Lady.