Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One of My Favorite Wallhangings

I saw a quilt in McCall's Quilting five years ago (February 2003) and was immediately attracted to it. It was designed by Joyce Robinson. An easy one to do - there is no piecing. You cut the batik squares all approximately the same size but with a rotary cutter and no ruler. Fabric is backed with fusible web. Ditto for the centers. Then iron them on a large rectangle and quilt the piece. I just love the looks of this one and think it turned out well. I was just starting machine quilting and it actually turned out okay. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, September 18, 2009

From There to There to There to Here

From There to There to There to Here was started in Chillicothe, Illinois, and finished in Midland, Michigan.
During it's construction, I lived in four different homes, two different states lost of my dear husband of 48 years.

It started with a piece of very ugly fabric - orange, fuschia, turquoise and green. I pulled fabrics from my stash that went with it and bought a few pieces and proceeded to make the appliques. Patterns were taken from magazines, books and a couple I designed.

This quilt is hand quilted and machine appliqued with the satin stitch. It hung in the 2002 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky.

(Click pictures to enlarge)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Vintage Skirt

This skirt was made sometime in the early 1980's. Back then, there just wasn't much in the way of pretty quilting fabric - just dots, calicoes and never any beautiful splashy, multicolored patterns. Even though my satin stitch was not very good back then, I really thought I had made something extra special. How I wish I were that small again! The idea was gleaned from this old book which I no longer have but was able to find it's picture on the internet. How cool is that? (Click to enlarge)