Finished the text today. Not sure if I should use punctuation. I may try one more nose. I still need to figure out a border. It needs a border so it can fit over a queen size bed.
I haven’t stopped blogging about my quilts. Hand appliqué takes a long time. I also had to do the nose three or four times. I think I’m finally good on the nose. I have one more row of words, and then a border. I might appliqué vines and flowers into the border. I’m not sure.Continue reading “Hand Appliqué Takes a Long Time”
My first portrait quilt. If you can’t tell, it’s Dolly Parton. I bought a book on how to sew portrait quilts. I borrowed a projector from a friend, and started to make my pattern. I was going to make it with all the shadows like the instruction talked about. I got all the pieces cutContinue reading “Jolene Has Me Worried”
This morning I brought the “Love” quilt over to it’s new home. I feel like it is a living thing that is joining a new family. As I look at these pictures, I feel a little teary, happy teary. My family went with me this morning. Jonathan, Leslie’s husband, is an excellent cook. He madeContinue reading “Delivery”
I finished this one today. A quilt becomes a part of you when you working on it. The front side is a narrative about Leslie. She is in a magic garden with her cat. It’s a garden where love grows. Her house is on the back of the quilt. She lives there with her family.Continue reading “LOVE”
I haven’t posted on the blog lately. I’ve been busy with holiday stuff, and neither of the two projects I’m working on, are ready for sharing. I’m sharing this image because I’ve had a few friends interested in seeing how the quilt comes together. The timing has been off to show them in person. BeforeContinue reading “How to Put the Quilt Together”
I’ve been busy with the holidays. I’m working on something, but not ready to post it. A friend just showed me a video I want to share on my blog. It has inspired me. It’s also made me want to get busy with making some business cards. In this “Craft In America” video, Joe CunninghamContinue reading “Busy”
A few months ago I joined the Music City Modern Quilt Guild. For the month of December they are throwing a holiday party. They organized a Secret Santa. To participate meant I would have to put my in progress quilt project on hold. I’m glad I signed up. It’s good for me to get involved,Continue reading “Secret Santa Gift”
My husband, the painter, and I are very honest when it comes to critiquing each other’s work. We don’t hold back. We find humor in that honesty. While I held it up, he took the photo. He said, “I hate to say it, but it looks pretty good.” I’m pretty happy. I will probably haveContinue reading “Finished the House”
Normally I find hand appliqué to be easy. This time I had a bit of a struggle with my first attempt at the leaves. I’m happier with the second time around. It may need one more leaf. I’ll wait till I finish the second flower.