Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Time for an update

I've been busily quilting!  First a couple of teasers - two quilts I can't show until 1) the guild challenge is done (May) and 2) graduation is done (June).  Make sure someone reminds me - ok?

Now for the ones I can show you.  This is Melinda's Southwest quilt.  It looks to me to be done with an Irish Chain pattern.  Does that make it a "Southwest Chain"??  Anyway, we used the coyote and cactus panto on here - very fitting!

The next quilt is a big block quilt from Ami.  This quilt is for a man.  Ponderosa Pine Spray was the panto used.   No estrogen in this quilt!

And finally, a week old picture of Stars in My Garden.  I'm a lot further now, and I'm trying to get it done in time for the Odessa Quilt Show  the weekend of the 23rd of April.  No more updates until it's DONE!!!  [insert evil laugh here!]  Shelley

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stars in My Garden & Sherry's Floral Applique

I'm so happy that Sherry trusted me to quilt this beauty!! 

I'm also still working on Stars in My Garden.  If you look closely, you'll see that the center section, where I started, is lighter than the outer edges.  After some testing, we've decided that I just wasn't working the color into the fabric as well then as I am now.  I've also found out that you CAN color over it, even after using the extender.  Just make sure you re-do the extender.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

WIP Wednesday - Stars (no, I'm not done YET!!)

Here's this week's update.  I ran out of the extender (the liquid stuff to bind the pigma pencils to the fabric), so I missed a couple of nights of coloring.  Here's where I am: 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mary's Primrose Lane

Mary started working on this in late November.  Imagine my surprise when she brought it to me mid February for quilting!!  She said it was just too fun, that she was able to finish it in no time!  Mary happened to be downstairs, working on a charity quilt, when this went on the machine.  I put eight different threads on the quilt, and nothing seemed to work. So I called her to come make the decision. On her way up the stairs, she said, "So,  'poopie green' isn't going to work?"  I hadn't thought of that.  This quilt had blues, and whites, and pinks.  Some green.  Not much....??  So I grabbed the spool.  Want to guess what she chose - and I'm glad she did!!  Quilter's Dream Puff batting, Poopie Green (King Tut 610) thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  The panto is Cutie Patootie!