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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

You Are My Sunshine!

Loose Threads met tonight - all but Janice made it - she succumbed to the flu poor baby.  So now I can finally show a finished quilt.  Our technique was using metal and the theme was sunshine.  Here's mine.  I was inspired by a quote/poster I saw on Pinterest.
  Obviously I used the metal on the letter O in You.  I quilted it before I laid the words down so I have the quilting radiating from the O in You as well.  Simple but I really like it.

Here's what the rest of the girls did.
Karen Taber

Sara Kelly - Solar Power

Anna Koelewyn

A Close up of the metal mesh she used as a border detail.

Anna Koelewyn - from last month but she dolled it up more.

Barbara Sawyer
Barbara Sawyer's is on a t-shirt jacket she's making - it will have a metal microphone and the rooster will be "singing" to the sunshine.

We talked more about our Whisper Challenge and getting excited about that.  I think I've narrowed down my photo to about 2 or 3 pictures.  I have until July 12th to get it done.

I also finished quilting my friend Deolinda's baby quilt for her.  Here's the finished quilted top.  It's not bound - that's her job.
She said she liked what I did.  Quilting for other's is kind of stressful.  What I would let slide in most of my own quilts you just can't do that with others.

Starting another class this Saturday.  The pattern is called Vintage Moments.  I'm using batiks and will make it pretty scrappy.  It's a 6 months class (we meet once a month).  My friend Anna Koelewyn is teaching it at our local quilt store Thimble Towne.  Can't wait.

Thanks for looking.
Barbara

3 comments:

Suzanne Kistler said...

Quilting for others is kind of stressful. Absolutely! No doubt about it!

sewmuchfun said...

Love the sunshine quilt, very happy!

LC said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for dropping by my blog and your comments on my latest little quilt. Hope you do make something based on Hela cells... a nice challenge and lots of ideas pop to mind just looking at some images!

Elsie
http://elsiequilts.blogspot.com