Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rosette Ribbon

This week I have been working on rosette ribbons for a quilt and carvers' showcase in Arizona.  The ribbons are finally finished and are ready for the USPS.  The carvers wanted blue and red ribbons.  The quilters wanted teal ribbons.  I hope they like them.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Anderson Tree of Life

The Anderson Tree of Life is bound and ready for the finishing touches.  I am going to add leaves with family names on them to complete the front.  Then it is on to the label.  I have decided the label will be an envelope with a button flap so that a family history can be enclosed on a CD or flash drive.  The quilt looks a little washed out because I had to use a flash to get the colorful border.  Isn't it beautiful!! This is an Anita Goodesign pattern.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Almost Finished

I am working on block number 67 of 70 blocks for the Tree of Life quilt.  I should have the last 3 1/2 blocks finished today.  Most of the blocks have been stitched together, so I will have a photo for you in a day or two.  I am very tired of applique flowers!  My next little project for the quilt is making stumpwork leaves with family names on them.  Stumpwork is a form of applique that stitches wire into the edge of the design.  The wire allows the design to be dimensional.  I think it will be the neatest feature of the Tree of Life.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Finally Finished

This is a four patch posie quilt that I have had finished for several years.  I had planned to use scallops on the border.  I measured and measured and they just did not look the way I imagined.  So into the "to do" stack for a while.  Last year I attended a trunk show by Nina McVeigh and many of her quilts had scalloped borders.  She used the new rulers by Sue Pelland Designs called "Leaves Galore".(The rulers were made to make leaves for applique.)  Each side of the rulers has a different size of curve so you can choose which to use.  It was a quick job to measure and mark the curves on the borders.  That is my DIL peeking at you.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas Gifts II

This is Avery, who is 5 years old, enjoying her bundle bed.  You can see Landon in the background with his blue-dotted bed.  They like them!  I really wondered if my work was going to be useful.  Brought a smile to my face!