August 20, 2014
Here are the results of the Roy Quilt Guild Challenge… They didn’t have to be quilts, and it was really fun to see the variety of entries!
Here is Paulas… I love this one! She incorporated a UFO block into the wall hanging. (The green embroidered piece…)
Here’s mine… The labels were judged as well. I took first for both. (Although there were more creative labels than mine… I just used an extra block?)
Here’s Midjes… I love the vase!
Here is Marie’s beautiful bag which features lace she did on her embroidery machine…
I love this one that Rebecca did… It is so pretty! And she used one of the pincushion dress forms they sell at craft stores.
Sheri did a 3D piece as well… It came out great!
Linda made a fashionable set of place mats so she can eat in style…
Sharon’s really made me laugh! It is an awesome acrylic ruler holder!!! Each area features a pocket to store her cutting rulers in… She said she smiled every time she worked
on it! Way to go everyone!!! What a fun challenge! Thanks to Karen for creating it and helping us all step out of our comfort zones!!!
August 17, 2014
Last week, one of my friends, Emily from “Aunt Ems Quilts” invited me over to play with a technique she had found online! Ever willing to experiment, I was thrilled!We gathered supplies, and got the crayons melting…Then we drew a pencil image on white fabric…Here’s Emily working on her little masterpiece!
Mine is almost done… (Keep in mind if you try this, you’ll never be able to use your brushes again! LOL!)
Then we hit them with the iron! We used lots of newspaper to absorb the wax both sides. Emily went first, and we discovered you have to press
straight down to avoid distorting the painted image…And I used a second piece of white fabric to absorb a mirror wax image from my first ironing…
It required a whole lot of work to get most of the crayon out. I still think mine is a little stiff, but I may try some embroidery or embellishments to make the edges
a little crisper… Hope you enjoyed watching us play with color!
August 16, 2014
I belong to 3 quilt guilds. Two local and one state. Roy Quilt Guild had a challenge to incorporate fabrics and embellishments into a quilted “item”.
We also had to incorporate something new we used on our items. I have done a whole bunch of experimenting so I struggled to come up with something new. Then
I thought, “I’ve never marked a quilt prior to quilting it…” That was my new technique!
It didn’t have to specifically be a quilt. This is the wall hanging that I designed. I used a block technique that I had seen on facebook, and arranged them on-point.The center four star blocks are part of a 9 patch, while the outer 4 star blocks had setting triangles on either side which make up the center square. Then I added larger triangles to all 4 sides to get that square overlay look… (Plus a nice big open space to feature the quilting!)
Then I had to add embellishments.I took 2 different silk flowers and cut them in half to make up each flower unit. Used the gold netting that was a challenge fabric and made it into a center
“poof”, then finishing up with beads. In the center, I used shells and a button. This was a fun challenge! Results of the challenge coming up later…
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August 9, 2014
This months theme was a fun one! Steam Punk…
I had fun looking for gadgets and gizmos for my blocks. I hit the craft store, and the home improvement store!
Lots of fun stuff!
This is my 3.5 inch block that I came up with… A Clockwork owl! His eyes are made up of 2 different types of
washers. And behind the clock:The rest of his gadgets and gizmos! The little pocket on the back side of his belly clock holds
a heart/locket shaped charm… This was a fun one to make. His green belly is fabric paint. I bought copper
wire and twirled it for the little shape myself. I love wire!
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August 6, 2014
I’ll be teaching my “Retractable Tape Measure” at the Utah Quilt Guild Annual Meeting in September… I’ve been prepping my kits for the class.
I decided to prepare the paper pieced sections before the class for anyone who wants to simply focus on sewing the pattern together… I’m doing a few
extra patterns so that the students have some fun choices… These are 2 of the 4 patterns that I’ll be offering them! Of course, there has to be a cat!
Meow…Here’s a close-up on the kitty face.
Apparently my knots are a little unruly.
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August 4, 2014
I made this little quilt for my partner in the MQTS. I sent it out last week, and it should be there tomorrow…
The theme was “Anything Goes” so I decided to try a new technique.
I used whole cloth quilting and then painted the sections that weren’t quilted with Lumiere paints… I like the way this came out…
I have a few more things up my sleeve that I can’t share just yet, but soon! LOL! (3 challenge quilts that I’m working on like a mad woman!)
Here is the back, which I may have shown before… LOL!
And last but not least, my very shy feral kitty, Grey. (Creative name, no?!)
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July 18, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Vivian gave me a sour dough starter… I have made bread almost everyday since!
I liked making bread many years ago, but it had the tendency to crumble. The recipe Viv gave me is a nice loaf! I
have substituted 1/3 of the flower with wheat and I use bread flour instead of regular flour… I also add crushed Vit C. (No idea why, but
one of the other bread recipes called for it!) The bread I’ve made in the past didn’t look nearly as good! One of the recipes call for “cutting slits” into your dough,
and using an egg wash right before baking… It really makes a pretty loaf of bread!
Sorry if I’ve made anyone hungry! Off to have a slice with butter and honey!
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July 17, 2014
Hi everyone! It’s been a few days (week or more) since I last posted.
A week ago, I remembered that I had a challenge quilt to finish for the quilt show yesterday.
(I was on the board so I needed to set a good example! LOL!) 2 days of piecing, 2 days of quilting, and a day for binding and it was all ready!This is what I entered… The challenge fabric was the black “lacey”-looking fabric. The theme was “Remember When…”
This is how I interpreted the theme. You may recognize a few of my quilting patterns. (Why re-invent the wheel?!)
I added the chevron border after seeing it on FaceBook… Great inspiration!
Here are the rest of the challenge quilts:
My friend Midje won Second place!
And here’s the third place winner!
This one is to commemorate fallen hero’s- firefighters, police officers… Here we are working the door!