Friday, October 22, 2010

Double Reverse Applique

I took a class on Wed from Ellen Lindner

She spoke at our guild on Tues night.  Check her website.  I recommend her classes.  It was a lot of fun and she is very helpful.  See below my apple in it's rough form.  I will definitely try more.  I am out of town this weekend and travelling for work next week, but I hope to have more time for sewing in November.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quilt Swap - Girlie

I participated in a mini quilt swap with ladies from the APQS Forums.  I received the following request from the participant I was making a quilt for:

Anything girly or fun. Love pastels, florals, glitz, etc.  Also love brights and abstracts.

I changed my mind several times but finally settled on the center of a four winds block because I have always thought that looked like twirling tulips.

I started with the pink floral print....initially my others fabrics were more brights rather than pastels but while shopping with my bee I picked up some new ones.  Still when I put it together I was worried that the dark pink tulip and blue background overwhelmed the pastel print.  I did some of the vines and heart quilting in the border in green to add color and I think the purple binding added balance to the piece also.

Visiting grandchildren in Memphis

I had a 4 day trip to Memphis last weekend for an early Thanksgiving.  Grandchildren above Brandon, Danielle, Stefan, and Kearstyn

Here is Loralie holding her sippy cup and a drumstick.

Danielle and Brandon playing on the swing
Kearstyn at the pool

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Block Swap Scrap Quilt 2 versions

Here is a picture of Judy's quilt from the block swap (4 patches and HSTs).

This is mine.  Many of the fabrics are the same.  I like both of the layouts.

Lema from my bee also has a scrap quilt, but I neglected to get a picture.