Monday, February 23, 2009

Fab1ST timers

Here is a detail show of a fan that I made on a block ( more details on that below) I also made the red and yellow seam treatment. It is supposed to look like yellow ornaments on a red ribbon.. I like the way it turned out.

Since this block is going to Japan I had to make this little Oriental lady to go on the block. and behind her is the red wheel seam treatment with a Red " curtain" behind her. I think she is cuuuute.

And here is a picture of the final block that is on its way to Hideko in Japan. ( Crazy Quilting International Novice group). It is in the Fab. 1st timers #4 RR. As well as the fan and seam treatment on the top patch and the oriental lady and wheel seam treatment on the bottom block ,I also attached the few things on the striped block. You cannot have Christmas with out lights so I added the 2 Christmas lights and the 2 Gingerbread people. I hope Hideko loves the block. The full block is a true beauty to see

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More yellows and Vera's block

Here is Vera Ellen's block for the CQNovice Group. I was the 1st one to work on her block. That is always a challenge for me. I Did a celtic knot on one seam,the punchwork flowerbasket,the wheelseam treatment. I also made the V and the E for her Name. I hope she likes.

This is Pat's block in the Yellow swap in the Newbies group. I worked a celtic heart in the bottom corner. I also added the yellow crochet pieces. I also added the cast-on seam treatment right above the scallops with the large gold beads.

New Toy and latest finish

Check out my new toy. It is a short Arm quilting machine. It is a "new to me" gently used machine and I am thrilled to be the next owner of it. I am still learning to use it but already love it. While I am learning all the things about the machine our dogs are getting spoiled. I am practicing on new doggy blankets "quilts" for them. We have three dogs soo lots of practice.

Here is the next Sue to go to Veronica in QATW quilt group. She is straight. I just had the block laying down funny. She is for March .

Here is my latest finish in Crazy quilting. She is a little picture. Only about 10 inches square but I like her . She is now hanging above my window in my sewing room.

And This is my latest finish in Regular quilting. I had the quilting all finished on this before I got my new quilting machine. This was a real work to do on the sewing machine. Yep I did this on just a regular sewing machine!! And the size.... Well it is Huge!! I made it so that the quilt hangs down almost to the floor on my bed.

The Bed is a Queen so I guess that makes this about a King size quilt. Here is a closeup of the quilting of the plain blocks. There is also cables going up the sides... three rows on each side. I was happy when this was done and my sewing machine was in need of a rest!!