It was a year ago today that I was experiencing the Paducah Quilt Show for the very first time. I walked into the arena to see mostly women, and yes a few men were running around looking at the exhibits and the vendors. It was amazing and overwhelming to see all the quilts there. My biggest inspiration was this quilt called Chasing Bubbles by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama (Japan). Best original design award, AQS-Paducah 2015. I was determined to do an art quilt which has been started and is a very slow...
So for years I've wanted to do a portrait or a landscape quilt so I decided to do this picture! So I guess I am combining a portrait (sort of) and a landscape. This pic was taken at Big Spring Park in Huntsville, AL and that's my youngest daughter who is now 20 but in this picture was 5. She always loved feeding the ducks...even at age 18. We went to Big Spring Park for her to take photos for an art project she was doing. She goes to Memphis College of Art and is an amazing artist!
This weather has been so weird here in Alabama. One day it's 40 and then next it's 70. I am longing for warmer weather to STAY!
Last year, I got a Moda quilt charm pack called Beach House. I fell in love with the bright colors and of course, the word BEACH was in it. Maybe I was just dreaming of owning a beach or a lake house, but anyway....I digress...I wanted to do a fun, bright quilt to hang in my studio so I created this quilt. I used a new Pantograph from Quilting4Fun.
I've had a 17" MacBook Pro for over 8 years and this week I finally made a decision to get a new one, especially after IPhoto kept crashing, Google Chrome wasn't supporting my browser anymore and the battery life was less than 30 minutes. I love Apple products so I wanted to get another one but realized how expensive they are. My husband found one on ebay with TechGator that was under a year old. We saved over $400 buying it slightly used.
Today's personal sewing project: I decided to make a sleeve with...
After staying up late to see Alabama secure their 16th National Championship, I had a vision of seeing all those National Champion shirts being a beautiful keepsake memory quilt. If you are an Alabama fan and have lots of great Alabama shirts, I am offering a $50 off a Quilt with Cornerstones and Sashing with a minimum of "16" Alabama shirts as a celebration of a great team and a great victory!
This is a very special quilt for some very special friends. When Kimberly Bridges asked me to do this for her parents, Jon and Dorothy, I said yes! It was the first time to do this type of memory quilt and it was someone I personally had known during his short time on this earth. Daniel was a sweet young man came down with pneumonia. He passed away earlier this year and it was such a shock to everyone. The colors you see in the quilt were dress shirts he had worn. There were five shirts total that his sister sent to...
If you handle lots of fabrics or work with your hands a lot, sometimes your hands get dry. With the cold weather and dry indoor air that’s right around the corner, you want to keep your skin from drying out. This recipe for lotion is all natural, organic and helps your skin heal, especially if you have eczema.
1 cup of Shea Butter – I buy this brand from Amazon.
1/2 cup of Coconut Oil
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
Vitamin E and Essential Oils of your choice. I only useYoung Living Essential Oils.
It’s always a little scary to start something new especially a new free motion technique. I’ve been doing a lot of meandering on quilts and wanted something different. I’ve had a quilt sitting in my pile to be quilted for months…maybe even a year… and decided to load it on my long arm and try something new. With free motion quilting you need to stay relaxed and able to freely move about the machine without feeling it all over your back and shoulders. My fantastic long arm quilting teacher, Valerie, always said having...