Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Lake Havasu ladies brought five of these sampler quilts for custom quilting. All the ladies did a great job piecing these. Below are a few picture of the different blocks. Thanks Lake Havasu girls for trusting me to quilt your samplers!
Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
This quilt was hand embroidered and colored in with crayons. I really miss my hanging system in my old studio, I could get better pictures of the whole quilt. Sorry for the messy picture. But isn't this quilt wonderful? My customer did a fantastic job with the all the hand work and coloring!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Anne made this fantastic art quilt and I had the great privilege to quilt it for her! I love the black background fabric, the white waving lines were there already.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
My newest little "Art Quilt"
I will be teaching this at my quilt guild Desert Lily's in October. I look forward to showing the ladies some fun techniques like free form curved piecing, couching with yarn ( saguaro cactus is sporting that), yarn binding, working with 3D objects ( found junk on one of my walks), Shiva paint sticks ( funky little bird and semi hidden lizard behind the sticks, cause that is how they roll), foil and glitter too. So we should have a high old time creating this fun little piece.
Here is close up of the lizard hiding behind the sticks and some junk I found alone the way. You know it's unfortunate that trash is in the desert, but art does imitate life after all, so the junk stays.
The Agave plant, yes it's felted wool and rocks from a walk.
Funky little bird from the paint sticks (scrapbooking stuff) and my sign, yes we all have a sign. Oh and the hanger, it's from an old barrel I once displayed in my yard in Montana. Yep I dragged it to Arizona and used it! Winning!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I could really use a Minion about now. I should have a blog Minion actually. If only I would sit and upload the photos and then write a little something about them instead of looking at Facebook or dare I say Pinterest? So addicting that Pinterest. Well anyway I was browsing through my photos of quilts done and I see I did not give this wedding quilt any attention on the blog. So here are a few pictures of this satin all embroidered quilt. It was a challenge to quilt, and I did break a few needles on this quilt. The thick stabilizer was the culprit I do believe. All in all though, I think it turned out great, and I think the bride liked it as her mother put in some Major time on it.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
We are constructing an addition for our friends and we acid stained the concrete floor. Deb picked a turquoise color, it is so fabulous. We needed to protect the walls from the acid stain after going over a few ideas, Deb suggested Glad Press n Seal. Yep it works wonderfully. We did tape the bottom and a few places on the top to make sure it stayed in place as this process was a bit lengthy.
Here is the floor with just the turquoise stain on it. The top picture is the new floor and the bottom one is of the old room, the floors look different as the cement guys were different and the old room is several years old, and the old room has a sealer on it, we had to strip that off and scrub the floor clean. This room looks distresses instead of swirly like the new floor.
And the finished project with two coats of wax. The floors look really cool. They remind me of batik fabric. I cant wait to see the finished project, just a few short days away from getting Deb's quilting room completed!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Mabel made this for her sister. What a lucky dog
her sister is! Mabel designed this, no pattern was used,
just Mabel's wonderful imagination.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Aylce W. and her pots. Alyce appliqued these pots and each
one is different. She did research on each one. These are so unique.