Friday, September 29, 2006

is it too early to think of Christmas?

not if you are a quilter, knitter, sewer or somebody that likes to make personal gifts or items for your home.
I love these placemats based on tumbling block pattern. The Christmas cracker doesn't bang but could hold a silly paper hat and a small gift.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

play day

wet wrinkled painted fabric for the water element of the quilt university course. The colours are a little too bright for me at this point. may have to spritz over them with some blue/black colour. I like how the irridescent paint looks like hightlights on the waves. keep posted for the finished work. There are also two pieces of cheesecloth used to clean up the paint brushes and cups so not a drop of paint was wasted!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

another Marquee

I finished up the sample Marquee quilt top. Now to get it sandwiched & quilted. Any volunteers?

We had a very success workshop day for Twisted Stitcher's Quilt Guild. About half a dozen of us worked on the Marquee Quilts for charity. These are the tops we finished on Sat. Sept 16. I love all the different combinations of colours.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

You Are Iris

You are an interesting blend of fun and wisdom.

You definitely make people think about themselves and their place in the world.

But they'll have fun doing it. You definitely epitomize laughter therapy.

You are a very enriching and entertaining friend!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quilt university class

September. The true beginning of the year. back to school after all these years. I'm taking another course through Quilt University. Linda Schmidt is a wonderful artist and teacher and will be guiding us in creating pieces to represent the elements.
The first element we are doing is water.wonderful waves crashing over rocks- memories of Ireland come flooding back.

Friday, September 01, 2006

pins in the mail

since joining Fabric-olics I have gotten some terrific stuff in the mail. I was in a pin swap and these are the pins I got. The one on the left is from Sandi, metal mesh and copper wire and little glass bulbs very modern and cool. the middle on is from the host of the swap, Jessica and has a gorgeous clay face, the corset came all the way from Australia from Marg and will finally give me some cleavage on my chest!
Thanks ladies.