Sunday, January 24, 2021

Two Quilted Sections

What can I say?  Yaaay!  There was  sun today so I took the section that I finished quilting today AND the previous section outside for photos.  Of course  the breeze started once I was out there- isn't that just the way it goes?

Here are the two sections - one at a time.


Somehow I messed up...so the second photo is taken on the floor - not in the sunlight. 
You can see the tag on it reminding me where it fits in the quilt. 

I also took a few quilting close-ups. 



Yes, if you look you can find "mistakes" or as I prefer to say "the hand of the maker."
They are perfect in their imperfections, right Gail? 
The truth is, I had fun doing it and that is what matters. 
This creative fun helps maintain my mental health and attitude
during these interesting times in which we are living. 
As I told my niece on a video call today, 
We are survivors - it may be hard, but we can do it. 

I challenge you to "Create with your hands and find joy."


Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Starting Another Section

In case you are new here or have forgotten this quilt is being quilted in sections.  This is section six of eight sections.   I am quilting it at a leisurely pace but the progress has been faster than I anticipated.  Perhaps I am getting more confident in my quilting. 

Here are the first two squares I have quilted on this section. 

The second block quilted was this fun swirly flower.  If I have seen someone else to a similar design I don't remember it.  My idea started as something different. As I got going, I realized that this would be a fun way to do it.  I was right.

It isn't all "perfect and even" - but it is perfectly fun and adds great texture to this block. I have also quilted the sashing and border on this section.  

Yes, I am having fun with it.  I hope you are having fun creating in your creative space. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A Finish - and More Progress

I am happy to report that I finished the small art quilt that I started in 2015 ---and restarted in 2021.  


Several people asked if this jolly little fellow is a self-portrait.  I will say that it was not intended as one. But the face we all know best is our own. So it isn't uncommon for "fantasy faces" to resemble the maker.  
Confession - I still need to add a label and hanging apparatus (sleeve or something else.) 

Meanwhile, I have layered and basted another section of my large bed quilt.  I can't remember if I ever named this quilt or not.  In EQ it has the exciting (ahem) name of HST Quilt. 

As you can see it is right there at the machine ready for quilting.  I filled several bobbins with an off white Glide thread. I love how much Glide I can get on one bobbin - that means I can quilt longer without stopping. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Monday, January 18, 2021

Under the Needle

Here is an update on my little fellow.  He is under the needle getting quilted in this photo.


Three echo lines, then lots of pebbles for the background. 
I enjoy the effect of a pebbled background on an art quilt.
I used a wool batting for the nice loft it gives. 
I do love all that texture.

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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