Saturday, March 22, 2014

Picture Prints

I enjoy using pictures in quilts.  I haven't done any of my own, just purchased.
I enjoyed quilting this one. I kept it simple, flowers, leaves and feathers, and not very dense,  as there is not quilting in the pictures, which are actually quite small.
 There are some knots on the back, where there is thread build up,
it is occasional, but not a good thing.

Time for some machine maintenance.
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday,

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pretty Quilts

 I have been slow with posting the quilts that have been my pleasure and sometimes pain to quilt the last few weeks.  I am glad that quilters turn to bright colours this time of year.  It helps with the lack luster colour that greats me regularly at the window. This happy quilt was done with an all over floral.


Another bright quilt with a solid black back, making for very visible quilting, in a bright raspberry pink thread.

Happy Friday,

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring

"you said spring starts today"

It won't be long, till we glide again into the blue beyond...just a few weeks.

These photos were taken at 1:00 pm, a few minutes after the CBC announced spring had officially begun on this part of the rock.
Spring is going to have to grab this winter and giver.....
Welcome Spring.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

I am a lucky girl.

I am lucky to have a caring Mom.  She sends me replacement mukluks every decade or so. The brown ones have been shedding for some time now, truth be told, the furry balls haven't been furry for years as all kittens have had a great time with them.  I am happy with the new ones, no balls to get tangled in, and shorter so they aren't as heavy.  The fur is tall and soft, and they have a  deep tread sole. Wahoo, eh!

 I saw a pair of purple running shoes in my size for a bargain...can any girl resist

In the experimental quilting side of things, I used this decade old panel to work with multiple layers of batting.  There were stitch quality issues to start,  I but got that sorted. Switched to a stronger thread.  It was difficult to get smooth curves and curls, however as I got to the bottom, I changed the spacing, which helped. Note, thick batts and close designs are difficult. The end result for this machine trapunto experiment is a fun little quilt with lots of texture.

Closer view of the texture created

Today is another snowy day and I am doing some dyeing on the kitchen stove....I hope it is going to be a yummy plum colour.