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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A peek at what I'm working on - and my art group projects

pattern:  Lincolns Watch - Fabric:  Coventry by Jo Morton
 This is what I have been working on.  I've quilting the inside with feathers and swirleys up in the points (suggested by Janice Minyard), the inner border I used a stencil I had.  I had to go around this bad boy 4 times for this little border.  I plan on doing a feather design in the main border.  Being challenged by my friend Anna's (annatheartistwithin.blogspot.com) said that she is not going to cop out and do an all over design and challenge herself to customize even if the quilt is busy.  My original idea was to do an overall design.  However I'm glad I didn't because I really like how this is turning out.  

My art friendship group met last night.  Only 4 of us were there and 3 of us did the project (pin tuck with inspiration word wave).  I was the one who didn't get the quilt done.  I couldn't think of anything in time and when I did, I didn't have enough time to work on it.  I hope to have it done when we meet the next time as well as the next months' project.  Here are what the other girls did and what we get to work on for next month. 
Sara Kelly (sarakellyartquilts.blogspot.com)

Grace Hoya - that is stabilizer she is using to mark her border. 

Janice Minyard

Jancie showed us how to make thread lace.  Here's a sample.

and in process.  Inspiration word is Rejoice
Thanks for looking.  I'm hoping to get the border quilted by the end of this weekend and the binding on at least.  My hubs and I aren't doing anything for Easter so I'll have all weekend to sew.  I also need to get ready for my Cambria retreat next weekend.  4 days of sewing with friends.  Can't beat that.  I need to figure out what I want to work on and get things ready and packed. 

Thanks for looking.

4 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilting is beautiful. I love the fabrics and the pattern of the quilt.
Your art friendship group are making some amazing pieces.

Suzanne Kistler said...

I get to go to Hartland next weekend for retreat. Three days of sewing with friends is the next best thing! :)

sewmuchfun said...

Love your quilt, it is going to turn out awesome.

sew4real said...

Hello Barbie! Loving that plaid in your Lincoln quilt. Love the kalidescope effect w/ the values! Great job!

Also, I am so impressed with the fabric tucking (is that what it's called?). Sure wish I could've made that lesson! But at least I do have the book.... You really should think about taking the next few classes at Orange Blossom- Stacy Hurt & Rami Kim are right up this alley.

Toodles!