Monday, April 30, 2012

May Auction

Check out the May AAQI auction that starts tomorrow.  Here's the video:

Happy Quilting

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I have another AAQI quilt ready to go, almost still need the binding. 
I love jellyfish.  They are beautiful to watch in the water.  I hate to be stung by them.  It never fails, my drama queen in training always gets stung and ends up having to be carried out of the water.  (I don't know where she gets it from!) 

This one came together quickly.  I used two layers of organza (I think) and misty fuse to make the "bubble part".  I looked online and couldn't find what it's called.  The tentacles are made from leftover pieces of organza and a twisted fuzzy, blue yarn.
I used a metallic white/clear thread to quilt the jelly fish and a pale blue for the background.

I think it turned out pretty good.  Better than I expected, I've tried to make jelly fish in the past and they didn't look this good!

Counting the small quilt I made last time, that was over an inch too big, I have 3 quilts almost ready to go.

- Happy Quilting

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wip and video

After a few more of my AAQI quilts sold I was finally inspired to make a new one.  I have been living in a quilt black hole lately.  I took a small piece I made for a quilted book two years ago, and used it as the basis for an AAQI quilt.  I still need to add more beading and binding. 

This is the original (the swimsuit bottoms come off!)
This is the new quilt, the bottoms are sewn on and I don't think I will be writing on it.

The quilt is smaller because it had to meet AAQI standards, but I think it is still cute.

If you are low on ideas for an AAQI quilt check out this video.

I tired to get a screenshot, but it wouldn't work this morning!

Happy quilting

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sewin' Again...

I have finally gotten a little sewing done.  It's not quilting, although it might be turned into one later.  Daughter #1 has a history project on Betsy Ross.  How can you do a report on Betsy Ross without making a flag.  I cut the fabric and ironed while she sewed the pieces together.  The stars are fused, I wasn't about to applique stars!  The edge of the field is left unsewn so she can demonstrate how Betsy would have sewn the flag by hand.

For those of you who may not know this, Betsy Ross made the first US flag in 1776. 

In other news....
Three more of my AAQI  quilts have found happy homes.  Yippee!  I am now only $160 from my $1000 promise.  I only have 2 quilts left on my page.
 I have to get busy and make some more.  I have a few ideas.