I Love to Quilt!

I don't know if I have mentioned that fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the brightly colored leaves. One of my favorite ways of taking pictures is looking up through the leaves at the sky.

I love how the sky makes the the leaves sparkle.

This is how I feel about my Autumn Splendor wall hanging. The 1st picture is before washing it and the 2nd after it was washed.

Next I have been playing with some more shadow trapunto. I am very grateful to Geta for her tutorials. This one on how to make wreaths.
Here is my mini Shadow Trapunto where I have played with making wreaths and more practice. Front and back.



Today I picked blueberries.
I freeze them. Some of my favorite ways to eat them.

In my oatmeal
With half and half and splenda
In my pancakes
By themselves

Today I quilted on my maple leaf wall hanging. It is almost finished.

And today I made another Post Card. Still working with the Shadow Trapunto. The rose turned out more like how I want it to look. The batik that the post cards are on was used under the organza with both post cards. The zinna has a cotton/poylester organza and the rose is polyester organza.

Next is a baby rag quilt I completed earlier this week both front and back.

Last I want to share a quilt that my Grandma Tate made. It is a double wedding ring. Lots of little bitty pieces.

Who can find a virtuous woman? .... She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31: 10...13


Time goes on

It has been almost a month since I last wrote. I have been busy but it really has been that to write a blog takes me soooo looonnnggg to write and it isn't on my top to do list. However since I have family that checks on me here. I figured I better write some tonight.

For Mother's day my youngest son gave me 2 beautiful rose bushes. These are some of the first blossoms.

The Lord gave us this beautiful Sunflower. My husband and I have never had a sunflower plant before.

One of the roses from my garden.

I took the photo and tweaked it and printed it on clothe and made a post card.

Another post card I made using 2 new techniques. Machine quilting pebbles...I need more practice and Shadow Trapunto.

I learned about shadow trapunto from Geta's blog http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/ while checking out Sew Mama Sew May giveaways. Geta has many beautiful quilts. I am waiting to purchase some of her patterns when they come out, but wanted to try go ahead and try this method.

Next I have always loved the maple leaf block pattern. Except it is usually is a 12" block....way too big. So when my TBLOVERS2 group had a table runner swap and my quilting partner loved fall and reds and greens, it dawned upon me I could reduce the maple leaf. I designed and made this table runner.

And when the ladies of my local quilting group saw it a few wondered how it would look in brights. Well not one to make the exact same pattern. I designed this wall hanging.

I am still finishing it up.

Next is my June lottery block for TBLOVERS2.

My June purple and brown challenge block for my TB/Moda bee.

The last block for my pink and teal Nancy Rink BOM and top completed.

And my last project to share tonight is this little pincushion. The little penguin is silk felted and is a new technique for me. I had fun making him.
I found the kit on Etsy.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 5: 16-23