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Monday, November 15, 2010

Ellie's Christmas Quilt

I have finally finished Ellie's Christmas quilt.  My daughter in law spent a lot of her childhood in Hawaii. The quilt is based on the book that belonged to Ellie's mother Belinda, Twas the Night Before Christmas in Hawaii.   The three little girls represent my granddaughters.  Ellie is the one with brown hair, Rosie has pig tails, and Caroline is asleep in the top hammock. The quilt is hand appliqu├ęd and hand quilted.  The back is a red flowered Hawaiian print.  Next on my list is a Christmas stocking for my grandson, Sean.  It will feature ugli dolls, maybe with elf hats on.  Haven't designed it yet.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jude Hill class

Nov. 2, 2010
I am excited to start a class with Jude Hill.  I made 2 small quilts using her weaving method that I read about in Quilting Arts.  Australian story was the first one, as I was trying out the method.  My art quilt group had a challenge to use zentangles in a quilt, and after I finished the Australian one, I was ready to go on the zentangle challenge.  I drew zentangles with a micron pen on white fabric, making 5 zentangles.  I mounted them in the ninepatch, and used some colorful fabric to decorate the alternate squares.  These will probably be just baby ones once I am in the class.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ellie's quilt

I am quilting my granddaughter's Christmas quilt.  It is based on the book, Twas the Night Before Christmas in Hawaii.  It has been a lot of fun to make it--need to get it finished this month! You can see it in the quilting frame.
There are nine blocks and Ellie's name made from fish material.  today is Nov. 1, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

new Fast Friday submission

I submitted Mysterious Tree for the October challenge.  Our art group had a session on making a tree using many of the stitches that come with the sewing machine.  I machine quilted a batik background, zigzagged the tree rectangle onto it, added a son and rays.  I used a 1/2 inch trim to finish it by hand tacking the trim to the edge.