Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First time in a crazy quilt show

I am excited to be a part of the Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too show over at Pigtales and Quilts.  I have never been part of an online show before so this is a totally new experience for me.

I come from a quilting family, both of my grandmothers and my mother made quilts.  I am lucky to have quilts from each of them. I made my first quilt when I was sixteen and have been quilting ever since. 

A few years ago I made each of my daughters a crazy quilt using corduroy, mach suede and upholstery fabrics in earth tones. I used the herringbone stitch on all of the seams. I thought I was a crazy quilter until I found the Yahoo crazy quilting groups. Now I know I have lots to learn.

I have been working on a quilt for my daughter's wedding, which was almost three years ago. I used vintage linens, and hankies. I have tried to do more interesting seam treatments on it but I still haven't ventured into the squares yet. 

I made my daughter some cq pillows for Christmas.  I especially enjooyed embrodering on the fabric.

Here are a few of my smaller quilting projects.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Embossing on Velvet

I was showing how to emboss velvet at my quilt guild and was given the idea of using the tool that is used to batik.  Several years ago our salvage store got in an interesting lot of copper stamps.  We bought several thinking our daughter could use them in her pottery.  Later I learned that they were tools used to batik fabrics.  We went back and got all that were left at 90% off.  I have dozens of them.  I went home and tried and here are the results.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Embossing Velvet

Here is my first try at embossing velvet.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  Picture is not great but you can get the idea.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TAST #3 Feather Stitch

I decided to make a flowering bush on my March block.  The picture isn't too good but I tried.

Celebrate Life Challenge

The challange this week was the button hole stitch.  It is hard to see but I have added gold beads to the stitches I used.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Celebrate Life Challenge

Our first stitch to use was the outline stitch.  I used it in the right hand corner where I outlined a stem that was printed on the fabric and took it on into the purple area.

Celebrate Life Challenge

Here is my naked block for the celebrate life challange on the CQ for Newbies.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012 CQ Journal Challenge - March block

I have decided to work on three months at a time.  That way I can go from block to block as the ideas flow.

2012 CQ Journal Challenge - February Block

Here is my naked block for February.  It is a mardi graux block, however the purples look blue . . . think purple!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

TAST #1 Fly Stitch

I used the fly stitch on my January 2012 CQ Journal Project.  I used it as a seam treatment and as snow flakes.

2012 CQ Journal Challenge - January block

I have decided to do a block of the month for my 2012 CQ Journal project.  Here is my block for January.

2012 Quilt Guild Challenge

Here is my finished block for the quilt guild challange.  Do you see me in it?  Well #1, the house represents home and family, both of which I love, thus the heart.  The log cabin block tells several things, #1, I live in a log home; #2 I love to quilt; #3 I am logcabinquilter in ebay and my blog.  I love vintage hankies and tatting and love using them in crazy quilts.  The bar of music tells you I love music and sing with the symphony chorus and anywhere  else I can.  The basket of flowers in the top left corner tell you that I love both.  I used to sell Longaberger baskets and have a large collection.  The sun represents many things to me . . . I need it in my life.  It represents Celestial glory.  The temple spire with Moroni on top represents the temple and the gospel.  The temple spire also tells you I love family history and seeking out my kindred dead.  The tear drops represent sorrows in my life and I have had many.  They also could be rain witch tells you I have SADD which leads us to the top right corner which represents depression.  It has played a large roll in my life and I deal with it.  Thanks Marion for the challange I really enjoyed doing it!