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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Girl Dress Simplicity

I used size 4 to make the dress, so it ended u a bit too long for the sleeves. I did fix that. 
And here is a video of the dress in action.

Charity Quilt 2017

My first quilt finish for 2017. 
This is a quilt kit put together by Ronald McDonald house quilting group. Has been with me for over a year before I pieced and quilted. I have one more kit that need to be pieced and quilted, hopefully doesn't take this long. The picture quality is not good. I need to improve my photo skills  as well as my indoor lighting.

Pieced top, photo bombed by my 3 year old.

Back of the quilt.

Finished quilt.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cute and creepy eyeglasses cozy.

Sewn my much needed glasses case. Started wearing them just a few months back and it makes reading so much better. Sewn one side to be cute and the other a little creepy, at least it looks creepy to me, trying to have some fun with it. This is  # 5 on my Q1 FAL List list as well.
Cute side of the eyeglasses cozy

Creepy side