Sunday, May 12, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
I am giving away a pieced, CQ Bear with all the trimmings below.
Meet Bruno, the CQ Bear. I have made many of these bears the last 10 years for foster children.
In 2007 I made my first CQ Bear.
The Give A Way is a Bear for you to Embellish.
Back side with NM RT 66 road map!
Also a New Mexico statehood quarter. I live in New Mexico!!!
The random drawing will be May 21.
Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Quilt Show
This is the second year Thearica Burroughs at Pigtales and Quilts blog www.pigtalesandquilts.com is hosting a crazy quilt show.
Thearica, a wonderful crazy quilter, has set up a show for all of us Crazies to show off our "hand" work. Most of us use a machine to quilt the pieces but all the stitches and laces are sewen by hand. Sometimes a seam will take me an hour to finish it but it is so rewarding.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Doily is completed!! I have added the Three Leaf Clover pattern by Sharon Albers to the final round of the Blue Doily by Eileen Stafford. I wanted the doily to be larger and the Three Leaf Clover pattern filled it out.
The local quilt shop has 2 blocks per month. The beginning blocks were all pieced using 1/2 square triangles. This time it is machine applique. I used a satin stitch on the light blue and blind hem stitch for the melons. Found this old button for the center. The melons are padded with bamboo batting.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Beautiful bright orange flowers are Brazilian Embroidery Double Drizzle Stitch. The leaves Fly Stitched and spider made with bullions.
The pattern is from Sherry Johnson, "Nature's Autumn Weaver".
There is a good video on UTube showing how to do the double drizzle stitch.
Below is a cross stitched hummingbird. Pattern by Jenny Rasmussen.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
These Split Ring Crosses are from the same pattern tatted with size 40 threads. After tatting the first one I had the "What If" factor of adding picots. I like the way they both turned out.
The pattern is from Wendy Durell at www.wendytats.blogspot.com
WIP -- This is the center of "Blue Doily" by Eileen Stafford.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In 2005, at our local quilt show, we had J Michelle Watts for a workshop in machine redwork. The pattern we used was the Spanish Cross, a collection of contemporary cross designs for redwork embroidery. On the sewing machine the stitch that was used is the triple stitch or jean stitch with open toe foot and Mettler silk finish cotton #770 or Aurifil 28 wt. #2260. I did try the machine stitch and it did look pretty good but I still prefer the hand embroidery look. I hand stitched one cross and it went into the UFO pile. This is the year to complete many UFOs!!! So last month this floated to the top of the pile and it is completed. I machine quilted the 13" x 42" using straight lines with the sun ray affect in each corner of the crosses arms.
If you would like the pattern visit One Horse Studio in Roswell, NM www.jmichellewatts.com
There are lots of SouthWest patterns including another set of crosses.