Monday, June 25, 2018

Jodi Robinson Class Inspiration

I am not a long arm quilter.  HOWEVER, I love what some of the long arm teachers do so every once in a while I find myself in a long arm class.  I enjoyed the new Handiquilter Amara.  Here's what I did....

This was another students work.........I like the different fills in the circles.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Minnesota Quilter's Show - Frieda Anderson Class

My mom and I had such fun in a Frieda Anderson class making this seaside village.  Her hand-dyed fabrics are so beautiful!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Feathered Friends Block 4

I'm doing Helen Godden's Feathered Friends block of the month and this is block four.  The blocks are painted with Lumiere metallic acrylic fabric paints and then stitched in black thread.  I made a few alterations to this block and I love the way it turned out!

Here are the big paisleys with feathers and a circle inside.

Here are the medium sized paisleys. 

At the top are the small sized paisleys adn then the silver moon of course.  Such fun stitching this.

I did some ovals on a string and then echoed them.  We also did some multipass flowers too.

Oh such fun!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Minnesota Quilter's Show - Kathy McNeil Class and Appliquik!

Our Minnesota Quilter's Show was last weekend and I had a blast!  One of my classes was with the amazing Kathy McNeil.  Her pictorial quilts are simply stunning.  I've always wanted to take a class from her.  She was also teaching us how to use the Appliquik tools which I was also interested to learn.  Look at how I managed to turn this crazy shaped piece successfully......YES, it took a LONG time, but was well worth it.

I also managed really tiny pieces!

Starting to add pieces! 

And the octopus is all glued down!  I used Elmer's School Glue and a VERY fine tip nozzle.

Here you can see that I've blanket stitched around all the edges and the background fabric still looks nice and flat. 

I had fun with the eyeball....

The whole top to layer it!

I hope you get to quilt today!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hotel Inspiration

You never know where you're going to be inspired

This really looks like free motion work! 

I hope you get to quilt today!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Modern Batik Challenge Part 2

I am still having a blast playing with scraps from my Island Batik bins!  This one was a bit of a challenge as it has partial seams all over the place.  I didn't plan on that when I decided to make it.  Oh well, live and learn!  Island Batik Ambassador challenges always get me outside my comfort zone and obviously this quilt was no exception.

I so love playing with color.

I hope you get to quilt today!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Free Motion Friday - Stitching on Paint Block 9

Stitching on paint is such fun!  I started with the green quilting it in spirals.

Then I worked on the blue. 

I love how this turned out.  the circles sort of look like a spider web in the blue.

I hope you get to quilt today!