Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carnival at Night Fini!

Carnival at Night, 75" x 75"
This quilt began in a class with Freddy Moran over a year ago.

It all started with my large print fabrics that had black backgrounds.  

I wanted them to mush together with sparks of color.

Eventually, it needed a little lightening up, 
so I added a few prints that didn't have black in them.  

It was fun to finally use those little comical faces.

Besides picking the fabrics for this quilt, 
the most fun I had was doodling around the dots!

The Lone Star pattern comes from Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again
by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Feast for the Eyes

I went to the show of Freddy Moran collage quilts at La Conner Quilt Museum yesterday.
WOW!  She is so very inspiring.  

Inspired by Edrica Huws, Freddy began making collage quilts when she turned 80.
She applies fabric pieces with a glue stick, 
and Judy Irish stitches them on with her playful quilting.
Enjoy the show!

Are you itching to get out your scraps and glue stick?  I am!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Five-Minute Quilt Sleeve

Rushing out the door today to deliver quilts for a show.  Oh no!  
I forgot to put a sleeve on one.  
What to do?

Good thing my friend, Patty, gave me this idea.
Yup, it's a couple of shirt sleeves, quickly attached with safety pins. 
Wa la!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Half Done!

I've been stitching this in the evenings with black perle 8 thread.
At first I only stitched around the appliqué edges and pieced seams.

Then I was inspired by Sujata's recent travels in India, and added more thread.
The lines are about 1/2" apart.  
I'm always astonished by how texture adds so much to a piece.

I'm so glad I spent the extra time.  I love running my fingers over it.

There are 48 blocks total, 24 more to go.  
Probably done by April.