Wednesday, October 17, 2007

nearing the finish line..

It's quilted. I used the feather that Ricky Tims drew for the Quarterly Software Society lesson last spring, I had done it up without jumps, and then stitched it in variegated threads. I added the appliques the other night, digitized from the lesson in the magazine.. pretty easy to follow, too. Here's a closeup,

Then I took a pic of how it shows on the back, too.. with my circles all randomly stitched with feathers.. of course I have the quality control inspector standing by..

She rushed to check it out since she knows that's her job and she takes it very seriously!! Funny how she's terribly frightened of people but she's not the least bit camera shy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

pictures.. hopefully...

Sorry for the blurry image of the back, but when I get it all quilted I will take another picture and hopefully that one will be a bit clearer.

going in circles

It's been over a month since I did a blog entry.. yikes.
I've been working on some circular stuff with the Cut-A-Round tool, and I decided to try making that "Waiting For Sunset" quilt in the Bernina publication "Through the Needle" (issue #23)
Then I thought of using the circles I had removed from the backgrounds to do some back art on the quilt. It still needs the machine embroidered applique patches on the front, and then I need to quilt it, but here are the front Drunkard's Path blocks and the back with all its randomly placed circles.
The whole idea was to get out of my comfort zone, and work with random placement instead of "matchy-matchy".. it was very different than anything else I've ever done.
So of course the darn blog program won't let me upload pictures.. LOL that's par for the course..