Excerpt from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe…
I joined in another swap (surprise surprise!) after meeting Mary Lou Weidman at Utah Quilt Festival last month… My friend Emily was in her class
and encouraged me to join in Mary Lou’s group as well.
Mary Lou had such a fun, quirky style, I had to get in on her next swap.
Lo and behold, it was “Owls”! Yay! I used my Great Horned Owl as a model. I finished up the last of the owl bodies today and decided that they looked like
dresden plates. (Loosley! LOL!) I stuck them on more of the background fabric and came up with this design:
Thanks for joining me! Fun things here in the works…
The theme for this round of BBC blocks (The Bitty Block Committee) in flickr is “Winter Snow Globes”. This is the little pattern I designed for my block.Normally, I would do fusible applique for a block like this, but I haven’t had any luck since Steam A Seam 2 Lite went off the market.
I understand that they’re coming back soon! (I keep checking at my local hobby retailer without any luck!)
So I am needle turning all 10 of them! It will take me a while to get them done, but I have a little over a month!
The other set will be for crows, ravens, magpies, etc… That pattern is drafted, but I don’t have a model made up yet.
Guess that will be my next post! LOL!
I made these beautiful paper pieced blocks and wasn’t sure how to quilt them…
(I made 1 for a pincushion, but who wants to sew just 1? So I made 5 and used 1 for the pincushion and 4 for a mini quilt…)
This is the final picture of the star center…
I stitched around the tape circle and then removed it…
I filled in all of the spaces between the pebbles and ended up with the above block.
I still have to work in my threads, but I really love the way this makes those pebbles pop!
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You may recall that last week I took the Bingo blocks that were made in the Roy Quilt Guild.
of our generous members, Karen D. In addition, she provided the batting! (And for good measure, she’s going to bind it for me…)
I got the top pieced together, pin basted, and proceeded to quilt it…
I did leaves, swirls and flowers in the white sashing and border, and feathers in the colored squares and outer border.
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We went for our annual fall color drive this weekend… Utah is a beautiful state!
We traveled over North Ogden Pass and then proceeded to one of the ski resorts, Powder Mountain. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
And last, but certainly not least…
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Hi everyone! I am so excited that my friend Soma from Whims and Fancies asked me to participate in the Around The World Blog Hop!
Those of you who follow my blog know that I’m always working on something fun! And quite often “secret” as I love to swap online and share teasers of projects that I’m preparing to send… Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any bloggers to follow me. They had either participated already, or had prior obligations.
I have numerous things that I love to do… These include, but are not limited to paper piecing, machine quilting on my Bernina 440, designing paper piecing patterns, visiting the bird sanctuary, making cold process soap, and baking.
My creative process often begins with a simple idea… I jot it down with my trusty mechanical pencil onto graph paper! Then I decide where I want to make my “fractures”. I like to keep my patterns as simple as possible, and often find myself changing the patterns as I cut them up. My initial patterns are ugly with lots of scribbles. Sometimes as designers, we can’t see the simplification until stepping away from it for a while and looking on it with new eyes.
I consider quilting/crafting, etc as my stress outlet…
My paper piecing patterns often incorporate embroidery and embellishments to give character to the blocks. And I find myself designing more blocks than I do quilts!
I am so inspired by the works of art that I see in blog posts, Facebook, and Pinterest! I can’t remember what it was like before we had the digital medium…
Thanks so much for visiting, and feel free to follow my blog!
Here are some of the fun things I’m working on…
One of my flickr friends, Bouncypoodle, posted an adorable Halloween stocking.
She suggested that this could be the fun start of a new tradition! I absolutely love this idea, being a bit of a Halloween fan…
Imagine Halloween morning, awakening to find this full of fruit? (LOL! Much to the kids disappointment… To balance out all the candy?)
You could fill it with whatever you wish! I used a Christmas stocking tutorial for the ruffle/flange and made up my own pattern for the stocking, using Halloween fabrics. Easy peasy!
And here’s the whole thing!
In the Mini QT Swap on flickr we had a Harvest/Halloween theme… I made this for my partner, jm1122:
He was the star for this little mini quilt! He “loves” candy corns. I added arms to the candy corns after I took this shot.
A few days ago, I received this in the mail:
Thanks Jodie! What a fun package (x2) to find in the mailbox!
(That’s why I love swapping! Best mail e.v.e.r.!)
And here’s the purrr-fect way to say “goodbye”…
I finished the 5 stars that I had made and put them together in this little 9 patch layout.
I free motion quilted it, and used a freezer paper circle in the center of the feathered blocks. I filled in all of the open spaces between the feathers
with dense quilting… I used my favorite edge quilting in the outside border. I’m very happy with the effect, although that dense quilting in the 4 blocks in pulling the centers in a bit.
More than likely, I’ll want to block it when I’m finished. Unless it’s going to stay with me, and I’m not that picky!
Here’s a view of the whole thing…
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