Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!
This big tom is made out of felt. His frilly tail feathers are tatted with Lizbeth's Falling Leaves size #20. The pattern is from Mary Konior's "Tatting with Visual Patterns". It is Curds and Whey but only used one side of the pattern.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Here are the snowflakes used in the Christmas Tree Skirt. All of the snowflakes are tatted with #20 Lizbeth white thread.
These 2 are from "Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments" edited by Barbara Foster.
The top one is Snowflake 4 and
the bottom is Snowflake 6.
These 4 are the main ones because they tat up very quickly.
The top left is Randy Houtz Motif 2 in his book, "Tatting the Self-Closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design". This motif is rings and chains.
The top right is from the Needle tatting group, Roger aka Freedman. Rings and chains with lots of picots. I like this one because it is small and frilly like a snowflake and easy.
The bottom left is a split ring clover snowflake. Also works up quickly if you know the split ring. This design is from Wendy Durell.
Bottom right is a quick and easy with lots of Picots.
The pattern is by Carol Winandy.
The finished tree skirt. I had 5 ladies critique it and was going to add ribbon to separate the red and green. They all said NO! So I just bound the edges with the ribbon. I will tat a few more snowflakes and put over the seams. Right now it has 32 snowflakes. It is on display at the local library.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Houston Quilt Show


Here are my favorite two but there are so many beautiful quilts. I met one of the judges a month ago and she said they were all stunning and hard to judge. Being at the show would be just awesome and pictures to not show all the detail.

In the Hoffman Challenge, Ann Faustino of NJ won first place in "Butterfly Dance".

The second one I really liked is "Sunset and Sandhill Cranes" by Joanne Baeth of Oregon. This was sponsored by Accu Quilt.

Click on the URL and enjoy the quilt show!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Tree Skrit

One tree skirt is almost completed. Need to sew one more panel with snowflakes and then sew them all together. I will put a lining on the back and attached it with ribbons separating each panel. I need an exhibit for the Library, so I am working extra long to finish this skirt for the weekend.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt

My niece and daughter both want a tree skirt for Christmas. All the gingerbread people on the red are completed. It takes about 30 tatted snowflakes for each.