My readers know I am fond of Linda/Laura Kemshall's, DesignMattersTV web site. A year ago they had a video on 'upcycled purses', which I did purchase but I never did make any. I saw in one of their recent posts they were showcasing it again so I watched! And then I got out some of my older quilts to cut up!
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Another wonderful dinner at Darrin and Kris' home!!! Both kids were home from college and Nick/Braylon actually had some turkey dinner with us before heading to Braylon's house with her family for Thanksgiving! HA
This post is primarily pictures for my 2022 Blog Book so not in any particular order!
Yes, we had tons of dessert!!! YUM
Kris decorates their home so beautifully each year!
Kris mom has gifted her this little guys
Every little nook is filled with decorations!
And her dinner setting is always awesome!
and the best Thanksgiving dinner, as usual. Kris makes the BEST mashed potatoes! And her turkey is always perfect!
Caught Nick and Braylon on the steps for a pic!
Kris filled us up with appetizers before hand...YUM
It is football time you know!!!
Friday, November 11, 2022
Language of Flowers Progress
Progress on Hilary's Language of Flowers online class.
Hard to see but I finished the quilting on the collage...At least I think you can see some of the quilting. It needed to blend into the background as our flower stitching is to be the main focus.
This is the back so you can see the quilting that's on the front!
I used a water soluble material I've had for ages! I wasn't sure it would even dissolve in water but it did! Yes, I did a practice piece first!
Using a deep green/gray Signature thread I had. Seems to work well.
I added stitching of leaves....not the greatest piece but now I know what I need to do when using this technique in the future.
I'll make sure my tracing is easier to see on whatever tracing paper or soluble material I use. The tracing kept disappearing as I was quilting.
This is the back of the piece.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Language of Flowers class
I haven't been working on this online project for a few weeks...but I did get to work on this past week! Met with some buds last week for lunch and my friend, Mary, gave me some of her vintage fabrics to look through to see if I could use any! And, yes, I did find some fabrics to use! THANKS, MARY! Today, I added fusible web to the back of the strips I want to use.
Of course, I keep changing the layout, which is fine. I'll let it 'perk' for a day or two and start playing again.
Here are a few of the layouts....this is just a practice piece...I'll fuse pieces to batting and start to do some FM stitching...then trace the outline of the flower, which I'll then free motion quilt with black thread - just the outline of the flower.
I think this is one of my favorites...but who knows! I'm sure not one to stick with one decision long! HA