Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sounds like Mary got her wireless network up and running. She had more trouble with it than I did. Mine was really just plug and play...good thing 'cause I'm just barely computer literate. She bought the same router I have, but hers didn't install as easily. Fortunately, their customer support was top notch and she got it done quickly. It is so nice to be able to move around and not be tied by wires.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
This weekend, I will finish my design work on my next quilt. At MQS I bought some fusible ribbon. http://www.kreinik.com./kshop/product.php?productid=139&cat=8&page=1 They had used it to finish the edge of applique and I liked the look. So with the fabrics that I dyed yesterday and last month, I'm going to try it.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The piece above was done using shaving cream as a medium. The 2 below were direct application.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thanks to those of you who were kind enough to reassure me that my fish and lures in the previous post do indeed look like fish & lures.
And I also had a question about the kimono quilt. The butterflies are not trapuntoed. It's just the batting and the dense background fill. But the batting makes a huge difference in the look. I used Quilters' Dream "Puff" and then a layer of Quilters' dream Midnight poly-request loft over it because of all the black in the top. I always worry about bearding with dark tops, so I usually just put a thin black batting over my main batting for those tops if I need to. Dream puff and Dream wool are my favorite battings...not affiliated with Quilters Dream...just a very happy customer:)
Tomorrow is my dye day, then after that it's back to work to pay for this new machine & table!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
And then as I was quilting a quilt for my cousin my take up roller broke! Scared me to death! All I could think of were all the quilts I have stacked up waiting. I always do full floats, but this particular quilt had major "issues" so for the 1st time in a couple years I had pinned this top to the roller. Well, now I have to unpin it, get the broken roller off and substitute the top roller for the take up roller, put the leader back on and I can quilt again. So e-mails off to my dealer. I was getting a new table anyway soon, so I guess it's now. After all that I didn't feel like quilting any more so I decided to embellish some fabric for a new project. These are rubbing done on black moda marble with iridescent copper paintstiks. I love this stuff!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
You can see the more detailed shots on my photo site and decide if they look like fishing lures or mice!
And, then there is this beauty! What fun this was to quilt! This customer always does gorgeous work. Those 3-D petals were the devil to work around though. Even though I pinned them back so I could do background fill down into the pockets, I still kept catching them. But it was worth the aggravation not to have unquilted areas showing under them.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So I guess it's back to work for me. I have quilts waiting to be done, the first of which I loaded when I got home from the airport. So vacation is OVER..... spent the afternoon doing laundry and such. So it'll be back to quilting tomorrow!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
She's really concentrating, but she is also having fun!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
But we did, and after that and a trip to the salon for new hairstyles, they went right back into the pool. Finally tired and waterlogged they came in to watch a movie and get out of the sun for a while.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
It rained here all day, so I didn't dwell so much on missing our 4th of July family celebrations. I worked on finishing the 2 quilts that are due the end of this week. Hope everyone had a good 4th.
1 week till the kids arrive...yippee!