Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin & Crow Embroidery/tatting

Bird Brain Designs
has a free embroidered design for Halloween.
All done in back stitch.
Then I tatted the pumpkin edging below the crow. Pattern by Heidi Sunday.

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Alice Wilhoit

The Sisters Quilt Shop in Amarillo, Tx had a Lecture and trunk show by Alice Wilhoit. Alice published the book "Crazy Patchwork" in 2009 and the quilt shop will be teaching CQ from that book. It has clear and easy instructions to follow and very helpful for a beginner starting out in crazy quilting. Even people who have been CQing for a time can always learn something new!! Alice likes to combine applique with her CQ. The sample on the left shows this combination and this is what she teaches on her cruises and workshops. Beautiful applique and CQ stitching.

Meet Alice Wilhoit

This CQ hangs on her mantle.
Nice design and stitches. The bead edging adds to the design.

This quilt has some awesome embroidery on it. Click on it so you can see it up close. She did say the white lace around it was spendie but it makes the CQ stand out. The Roses in each corner were made with wire ribbon. Alice likes to use medium weight yarns and couches them down. Because this quilt has traveled so much and people love to feel the texture it started to sag from the lining. She had a Machine Quilter look at it and she quilted on the long arm. It was not noticeable on the front because she pretty much stayed in the seams. This one was my favorite because of the embroidery.

The Birthday Quilt! Each block on the inside has all the birthdays of the family. Lots of bling, bling on this one. The inside is separated with a strip of black cotton material with stencil embroidery around and odd pieces of jewelry on the corners. The outside border has the birthdays of the grandchildren. This quilt is made entirely of batik fabrics and is tied on the back.

It was an enjoyable day and a nice group of ladies.

Alice mentioned a new magazine will be launched in January for $12. I believe it is an online subscription from what I have read.

If you see Alice Wilhoit's classes, I recommend you attend.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween postcards and teapot

The first postcard has a wheel barrow full of pumpkins. The wheel is from Patty Duff's Motif Book, pumpkins from Sherry Matthew, and the bat and pumpkin edging are from Mark Myers.
The second postcard is crazy quilt with Mark Myer's ghost and Sherry Matthew's pumpkin. The pumpkin edging is from Heidi Sunday. The pumpkin edgings are very similar. Sherry has added one more round to the pumpkin and her leaves are different
The Pumpkin teapot is an easy pattern from Martha Ess. This makes a nice tea cup coaster.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Tis the Month for goblins and ghosts and OH MY!!! The postcard has Mark Myers tatted bat and ghost. The pumpkin is from Sherry Matthews. Halloween cards are from Dover and Patty Duff's angel with a bead attached.