Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Craving for geese

Geese, geese and more geese.


Had a craving for geese so I took a couple of pretty squares from my Road 15 layer cake and started a new project.  Just love these blues and greens.



I am going to make a small quilt for my daughter to give to her host family.  I like this Road 15 fabric for the colors as well as the cities and towns text fabric.  Most of these are from the US, but there are cities throughout the globe there as well.

And my street address is on this fabric as well.  I managed to use the street text in this mini I had made - the bottom left black fabric has the address.


This is my favorite kind of quilt- great fabric and design as I go.  I've a basic idea of where I'm headed but the creativity is in the discovery.


Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 14, 2014

More thread painting

My journey in FMQ / thread painting my Dr Who quilt continues.  This will be a wall hanging so it doesn't need to be soft or cuddly!

The weeping angel - don't blink!



Gallifrey falls no more - I had a perfect color orange thread that I had gotten as a gift.


Cyberman looking intimidating....


Here is a reminder what the overall quilt looks like -





Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Middle Sister

In celebration of each of my sister's hitting the big 50, I make them a quilt.   I'm the oldest of 7 girls and this is girl number 4 - the middle one! 



I call this quilt Middle Sister and used the beautiful Moda Tapestry line.  These colors and this pattern are just perfect for my sister Caroline.  

I actually pieced this jewel box pattern in August during our week at the beach.  (Should have taken a road trip back for the finish photo!)



Finally got the binding on in February and mailed it to my sister.  Her birthday is April 25 so it was gifted in plenty of time to help ease her way into the next decade.

The quilting pattern is an all over design done by Cathy Kirk.  I can not remember the name of the pattern - fit nicely though with the shapes in the fabric.



Happy Birthday Caroline!  Love you sis!



Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thread painting

Going to town on my Dr Who FMQ.  I am starting with each of the blocks - doing some FMQ and essentially thread painting.

Here is my Dalek with my attempt at a 3D effect by not quilting that telescope like thing.


K9 was just a bunch of straight lines.  He is so cute.


River Song's book was fun.  I like the way the pages look.


Here is a reminder what the overall quilt looks like -



Happy Stitching!