Thursday, February 9, 2017

It Continues

So I tried one more a tempt at snow dyeing.  This could be adding!  LOL

I really, really need more dye colors!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Snow Dyeing

We don't get a lot of snow here in the rain forest...  so when it snowed this week I thought I'd try some snow dyeing.  I've read a few tutorials and a few blogs and decided to go for it.

I only have a few basic "primary" colors for mixing and doing gradations...

As much turquoise as I used and how little fuchsia I added I thought I'd get more purple and orange and maybe some green. I was not expecting the finished product at all!  LOL

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ta Done...

I teach a beginning hand applique class...  I've taught it for many years. In this class my students learn 9 different techniques to make the same heart.  With each technique we discuss when and why that technique would be the best one to use.

This top was made by one of my students...  she added hand embroidery to many of her hearts.

The batting is Hobbs Tuscany Wool. I used InvisiFil 100wt poly thread for all the quilting.  The quilting is my favorite feather background fill with feathers in the border...


My favorite is the reverse applique heart...

We do one heart that is fused with hand button hole stitch...

More hearts...

Setting triangles...

And the back...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cat's Meow

This another quilt pieced and appliqued by my longarm friend.  The one who sold her machine and retired....

Anyway, it's called Cat's Meow by Lunch Box Quilts.  I absolutely love it!!!  It's one I wish I could keep!!!

Piano keys in the border...  background fills galore!  I used InvisiFil by WonderFil for all the background.  I think the color is Silver. Then I match thread color for the sashings.  Some of them are Magnifico and some are Glide.


 I tried to do something different in each cat block...





I much fun with the background fills around the blocks.


I just love the paw prints that go all around!



I may of gotten carried away with the sashings....   LOL


These are the threads I used...






If you have some time head on over to MQResource. This is their featured quilt of the week...  :-)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours...  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ta Done....

So a little while back a friend of mine, who is also a longarmer, contacted me about quilting a couple quilts for her...  I was all like "What?"  Come to find out she has sold her machine and retired. She decided to use the money from her machine to get her quilt tops quilted. She had been longarm quilting for others for a bout the same length of time that I have, about 17 years, and still has a stack of unquilted tops she never got to.  (Sounds familiar!)

 Anyway... here is the first one I finished for her.  Feathers in the border and my version of McTavishing Swirls background fill.  The batting is Warm Blend (poly/cotton) and the thread is So Fine.


 I love the border...



 I also have come to realize that McTavishing Swirls are not light custom... LOL


But I love the texture...