Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Goodies!!

Look at the great goodies I received for Christmas!  
Love my family as well as my quilting family!  


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pony Quilt

 I was asked to make a little girl who lives in Russia a Pony Quilt.   I was delighted to make this. I was told that she was very ill.  I wanted this quilt to represent " Freedom".  The pony is in the center of a meadow with butterflies all around..... Her saddle on the side after a long wonderful ride!  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Quilt Challenge - November - Swirls

I loved this quilt pattern when I first saw it.  I bought the fabric from Connecting Threads.  I was going to enter this quilt in a local quilt show.  Unfortunately is was cancelled do to Hurricane Sandy.  Instead of stippling around the designs I used different size /shaped swirls.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dragon Quilt

I was asked to make a little boy who lives in Poland a Dragon Quilt and a girl who lives in Russia a Pony quilt.  I started with the dragon quilt first. 

This quilt was such a blast to make!!  I wanted to make this one fun and fantasy based. I found some copyright free coloring pages.  I mixed and matched until I came up this this design.  To get the size I needed I printed out each coloring book design and blew it up to the size I needed. 

I went to my local fabric store looking for a light colored brick fabric, but I couldn't find what I was looking for.  I bought a brick template a long time ago and decided to try it.  I used a tea stain dye. 

Whatever you do!  Do not put your tea cup on the fabric!!!  LOL
 I let the fabric dry and I reapplied the tea. Heat set it and washed it. I wanted to make sure the brick work lasted in the wash.

I then traced out each piece of the castle on freezer paper.

I then added the water colored fabric.

I traced each piece of applique on my homemade light box.  I used Wonder Under to fuse the applique pieces on the the main fabric.
Plexi Glass on a florescent light box

Some of the quilting.

I found a dragon font!!  

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Quilt Challenge

Jester Hats?  I kept getting lost as I quilted this motif.  I have to practice this more!  I didn't even look to see if the tension was good before I started .... .  Oh well.  As this is a practice piece I am not worried!  So don't mind the pokeys.

T-Shirt Quilts

Another T-Shirt Quilt. I really like making them. Made the Quilt Label and matching Pillow. Ran out of time to make a really good pillow... This will have to do!

Back of Quilt
Back with Quilt Label
Matching Pillow