Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lily-of-the-Valley Appliqué Block #5 of the Buoyant Blossoms BOM

Here is block #5 in the Buoyant Blossoms BOM.  Quilt composition options will be posted next week.  Downloadable pdf below.

Convallaria Rosea -- Pink Lily-of-the-Valley
Stems are embroidered.

I used LexMark Promarkers to dye the blossoms.

Batiks would give a more realistic effect.

All the blocks as of now.

The rest of the block patterns are here:  Buoyant Blossoms BOM

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Customer's Around the World Quilt

Today I did the quilting on my customer's 'Around the World' quilt.  I used a meandering butterfly pantograph.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quilting Finished on Customer's Blue-White Log Cabin Quilt

Quilting is complete on my customer's quilt.  Quilting was done both freehand and with rulers.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Customer's Blue-White Log Cabin Quilt

Yesterday I marked one of my customer's quilts, trying out my new marking tools, and then loaded it on my frame and began quilting.  Here are the new marking pencils and chalk sets I got:

As the fabric is quite busy, the Dritz quilting chalk is working best.  The Fons & Porter mechanical fabric pencil will be good for solid-colored fabric; it makes a thin, fine mark.  The Clover Chaco Liner is a nifty little thing with chalk in a cartridge above a rolling, finely-cogged wheel.  It works great for rolling along the edge of a ruler.  I got refills in several colors for each of these markers.

These are working much better than my fabric pencils that wouldn't mark well on fabric and whose lines I could hardly see.

I'm about 2/5 of the way done quilting this quilt.  The back is flannel.

Here's the border:

This is the corner:

Here's the first row: 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

'Starlight Diverging' Blocks for Christmas Tree Skirt

This paper-pieced pattern is by Soma Acharya of Whims and Fancies.  She designs the most intricate, beautiful paper-piecing!  Here is the pattern on Craftsy:  Starlight Diverging

The fabric in these blocks consists of satin, taffeta, brocade, and raw silk.  The background is satin.  The blocks measure 10" unfinished.

Here's a shot with the flash off: