Saturday, June 30, 2012

New AAQI quilts...

I have 3 new quilts online for AAQI.
10,235 - Bliss
#10235              $75.00
Width: 8.5" Length: 11.5"
Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: This quilt has tulle, commercial cottons, tea dyed fabrics and hand painted fabrics. It is pieced and fused with beads, trim, and thread painting. Free motion quilting finished it off.
Artist Statement: This is a copy of a pattern I made a few years ago. It shows the contentment I feel at the beach.

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10,236 - At the Bottom of the Sea  #10236   $45.00
Width: 9" Length: 9.75"
Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: The fabric was marbled and then sun printed with seashells and rice. I added ruched strips for seaweed and fussy cut rocks. The fish is a separate quilted shape. I added beads and free motion quilting to finish it off.
Artist Statement: This was a quilt I made to use some fabric I had painted and a fish I had made for a quilt challenge.

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10,237 - Ouch! #10237     $55.00
Width: 8.75" Length: 10.75"
Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: The fabric is hand painted cotton. The jellyfish is made from layers of organza and misty fuse. Free motion quilting, journaling and yarn finished it off.
Artist Statement: I am constantly inspired by the sea and beach. I have had many wonderful days at the beach ruined by a nasty jellyfish sting. I must admit, I love to watch jellyfish in the water, as they are very graceful.

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Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ATC swap

The Quilting Gallery had an ATC Swap recently.  I joined I love the idea of ATCs, and I've gone a little nuts.  This was my 2nd ever swap.  I have received my partner's swap, I'll show them later.  Here are the ones I mailed off yesterday.  My partner doesn't know who I am so it should be OK.

The tree trunk was made with some sort of suede like fabric.  Years ago I had made the girls a jumper out it.  It's nice and soft.

The pink and silver is just crazy quilted with a bunch of fancy scraps and sequins.  The dragonfly has lots of beading and the quilting was with glow-in-the-dark thread.  The flower at the bottom right hand corner was made form melted plastic bags.  I used innerfuse instead of paper or batting in the center.  That gave them a real card like feel.
They were a lot of fun to make and I think I will make more in the future.  Anyone want to trade???

And in other news...
Here is a photo of C-girl quilting her borders for her AAQI quilt.  She used black borders with hot pink thread and quilted in wavy lines.  I am trying to let her do as much as possible and be safe!  She is so proud of her little quilt.
Happy Quilting

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New AAQI quilts...

I just had 3 quilts added to the 'waiting for assignment' page at AAQI.

10,237 - Ouch!

10,236 - At the Bottom of the Sea

10,235 - Bliss

Make plans now to buy early.

-Happy Quilting

Friday, June 15, 2012

a finish and a WIP...

I finally finished my triangle quilt, still don't have a name.  It took 3 hours to quilt it and another 1 and half to bind it.  I hate binding.  I used a pile of binding cutoffs from other projects to make the binding from this one, that made it go a lot faster.
C-girl (9 years old) has almost finished her first AAQI quilt (Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative).  It is a wonky rail fence, sort of.  She started the quilting today.  She wants to try free motion, but I don;t think I'm ready for that!

So if a 9 year old can sew a quilt for AAQI in less than a can you!  I throw down the gauntlet!  Who's brave enough to take it up!

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just a question....

This is how I still see them!
My 9 year old wants to make a string quilt for the next quilt show.  She's thinking piano keys or Chinese coins.  I'm thinking squares  :)   
Would it be easier for her to sew with a foundation of paper or fabric?

I'm thinking ahead to having to quilt it.  I know the seams can go crazy.

Please give advice.

Happy quilting

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Finish....

I really liked my "Quilt Goddess" T-shirt that I screen printed. The crown is a modified design from the Graphics Fairy So I thought....Other people may want something with Quilt Goddess on it.  Quilt Goddess is a title for those who help register quilts for AAQI.  So here is my little quilt for all the quilt Goddesses out there.

Those are swarovski crystals added for sparkle.  Every goddess needs sparkle!  I'm linking this with Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday.

Happy Quilting

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Busy little bee....

I spent the morning making the tops of 3 AAQI quilts.  I have them all sandwiched and ready to be quilted!

Little britches also did a little quilting.  She's 8 and made her first quilt last year.  The quilt show is next year and both girls are talking about what they want to make for it.

That means mommy won't have much time for her quilting!

Anyway, here is a look at z-girls quilt top. 

 She said she wanted it to be the size of a sheet of paper.  I think I have a future AAQI quilter here.  She also wanted it to look like..."that little girl you made".   It took me a while to figure out which quilt she was talking about.

The cat was already fussy cut out.  She cut out the heart, bird, and beak.  She picked out all the fabric and drew the arms, legs, shoes, and face.  She also sewed the green fabric to the background.  I did the rotary cutting and ironing. 

I hope she realizes this gem is never leaving my house!

This is the AAQI quilt that was her inspiration:
9224 - I'm Late I'm Late   ($55) It earned $55 for AAQI.
Z-girls version.....priceless!

Happy Quilting

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Return of the Quilt Goddess...

The Goddess is back.

That's right it is time for my Guild to make quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  Last year we made over 20 quilts.  This year I hope for more. 

In honor of being the Quilt Goddess, my sweetie and I made a screen printed T-shirt. 
Isn't it cute.  The crown is from the Graphics Fairy.  She has great royalty free clip art.  This is the first 2 color stencil we have tried.

Looks really good on fabric too, but I'll show you that later.