Saturday, February 10, 2018

Biased Blossom

This one is I made in 2017 with the same pattern as the Lotus Blossom quilt. I just change the background fabric and the quilting pattern. Did some echo quilting around the petals and pebbled the rest of the background. Planning to do more quilts with biased bindings in the near future.

Biased Blossom

Petal Parade

I just realized I never wrote a post on the Petal Parade Quilt I made in 2016. This quilt was inspired by a vintage cut metal grill. I am also fascinated with orange peel quilts and applique quilts. So it was a breeze to quickly put together this wall hanging. Yellow petals of two different size arranged in a geometric pattern on Navy blue background fabric and satin-stitched all around the petals and dots.

Petal Parade Wall Hanging

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finished Top -Wayward Transparency

I had a late start with the Wayward Transparency quilt-along hosted by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl since I took so long in selecting the fabrics, but was able to finish at-least the quilt top by the extended deadline. I liked both the lap-quilt version and the On-point version. Once I started piecing there is no stopping until I sewed the corner triangles to set it on point. I want to take my time to quilt this huge 68"x 68" top. This is the biggest quilt I have pieced so far. Excuse the lighting of the photos, all my sewing was done when there was no daylight. Will try to take pictures during daytime after it is quilted.
Measures 48"x 48" when not set on On-point.
Measures 68" x 68" with On-point setting. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wayward Transparency quiltalong

It's been a while since I have participated in a quilt-along. The last quilt along I did was in 2014 I believe. I really like the discussions, the fabric reveal and finally the quilt reveals that comes with a quilt-along. You feel part of a community. I usually don't join unless I really like the pattern and this time I absolutely love the Wayward Transparent Quilt by Yvonne on Quilting Jetgirl, and was thrilled when she announced the quilt-along. That was in August, Here I am at the end of November, just picked my fabrics.
Kona Mango,  Kona Tangerine and a burgundy cotton fabric 

I have cut what fabrics I have, the rest as soon it is delivered. I feel like I can piece it all up before the quilt finish in mid-December.

Pansy art quilt

Here is the finished Pansy art quilt. This is by far my best original design. This quilt made me feel like an artist.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Art Quilt

For a long time I have admired art quilts and fabric collages. I did my first art quilt a few years ago by taking the Craftsy class  "Painted Pictorial Quilts" by Annette Kennedy. I enjoyed every part of the class and followed making the project until the painting part began. I learned how to do painting strokes and blending colors etc with great enthusiasm but really got intimidated to add paint to my project. I thought I was going to ruin the beautiful fused applique design. Finally when I did do it I had so much fun and was excited to do more art quilts. It's not a masterpiece but I had to begin somewhere. Since then I have been exploring and reading books about art quilts. I had so many ideas and yet didn't know where to begin until I saw a you tube video by Mariln Lee on posterizing a photo and step by step instructions on how to do an art quilt start to finish. Without giving much thought I posterized a photo I had taken and picked up fabrics mostly from my stash. It was really difficult to find exact matching fabrics to the photo. Here is my project so far:
This is the original photo
This is the posterized image
Pattern drawn on freezer paper using my diy light box.
Making progress.

Working on the lower petals

All fused and ready for painting or quilting.
I am not 100% happy with the dark purple on the lower half of the petal. I am not sure whether I should undo it and use a lighter purple or leave it as is.
Hopefully I can finish this quilt without much delay.