Saturday, January 26, 2013

New year, new work

I finished a commissioned piece this week. I got a message through my etsy shop from a gentleman who saw my quilts on display at Northeastern University and wanted me to make a quilt for him. He sent me a few options of photos he had taken, this is the one we chose of his home in Hingham, MA.

Here are detailed shots that show some of the quilting and how I used ink dots to help blend the hard edges of the pieced squares.

I did a curvy cross hatch on the lawn with my walking foot, the rest was free motion.

My quilts will be in the Curry Center at Northeastern until 2/1/13. If you can't get there here are a few photos of the display.

You can catch the details of my etsy listing "your home in fabric" here

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fiberactions 10 Color Challenge Quilt

It was my turn to choose the theme for our Fiberactions Challenge quilt this month. The challenge was to use 10 or more colors in your quilt. They could be all greens but must have been all different.

Transitions 18" x 14"

I wanted to use as many batiks as possible and play with cutting fabrics. The stone wall is a gray background with a black piece that I cut out all the pebbles. It was surprisingly enjoyable. I thought I was going to dread it.  There is a lot of potential for this technique.

I had fun choosing fabrics for the trees, of course a challenge but the funnest part for me. 

I used Mistyfuse which allowed me to layer without problems when threadpainting/quilting.

I used Aurifil 50 weight for the quilting and the bobbin. 
Check out the other challenge quilts here at the Fiberactions blog

Monday, January 07, 2013

Happy New Year!

We went to a wonderful New Year's Eve wedding in Virginia- it was fun to see family and make new friends. Congratulations to the couple you can read about them here in the New York Times

Kevin, Jillian, Griffin, Morgan, Paige, and me!

We had a blast with the props!!!

I went to the museum of fine arts Boston with my daughter Jillian. We had a wonderful time! We saw the Mario Testino show - photographer for vogue, etc. fabulous. We did a little shopping at the Prudential (the pru) ; )

This wall was cool...

Of course with the Chihuly glass sculpture

In my last post I wrote about I quilt I made for Aggie. I had some leftover pieces (I had to trim it down to finish it faster). I quilted up the pieces and made pillows for Aggie's family and friends. I made one for myself too. It's been comforting to hug it :)

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