Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Finish and a Start

Finally finished hand quilting "A Bold Expression."  It's been "in the hoop" for over a year.

It didn't take that long to quilt it.  I'd set it aside for several months between start and finish.

I started out with one of those large frames that's the size of a small table.  

I found it hurt my arm and neck to quilt that way.  

So I went back to the hoop, and finished it in a number of weeks.

I love the corduroy binding.  It's fun to rub your fingers on it.  

Next up, "Eyelashes."  

I'm hoping to get it finished for the local show in early March.  


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Ho ho ho!

Wishing you many sweet moments with friends and family this season.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ode to Edrica

"Geraniums" 22" x 28"
Here's my first rendition of a work by the amazing Edrica Huws.

I'm using the technique I learned from Freddy Moran.

You use a glue stick to secure the scraps to a foundation.

Then you sandwich the top, batting and backing, and free-motion around the edges.

I love the look of the raw edges and random strings. 

Edrica made all of hers with hand stitching.

This one is called, "Geraniums by Window," made in 1986.

I feel I have so much to learn from copying Edrica's works.  She really was a master. 
 I'll be making more!