I have to have these plates from Crate and Barrel. That's all.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I am teaching another class at Thimble Creek, (see previous classes here) based on the pattern "Lady Liberty Goes to Hawaii" by Karen Stone, and my version that I call "Spiked Melon" and blogged about here. I would like to share the works in progress of my awesome students: This is Renee's version. She is going to do pinks, greens and blues, with hints of yellow. Awesome fabrics, lots of action with value. Another way to make this quilt is with a focus fabric. Above, Sue is focusing on the large cabbage rose print, and then giving variety in the way she complements the fabric in each square. Stunning, regal, french. LOVE IT Here is Maureen's quilt, which last week was getting to sweet and pink for her, so she spiced it up with some chocolate brown and some pretty, deep green. She is also going to add a spot of orange here and there. Very beautiful. Pati made hers in one of our prior classes and was so nice to bring it in and let us show it off. You must get close and check out her unique and beautiful quilting, and the detail in the curved border. Pati, you are phenomenal. HOT HOT HOT! This is Lindsay's wild and colorful version. I keep calling it "fruit punch". Believe it or not, Lindsay originally planned to use mostly solids, and mostly deep dark plums and magentas. The quilt had other ideas. Go, Quilt, Go! Next Monday is our final class, and I am sew looking forward to seeing these quilts progress.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
OMG. We bought a long arm machine!!! Yes, yes, yes, I am about to enter the world of long arm quilting. I have been test driving and borrowing and renting, and I have decided to "just do it" So we drove up to the dealer's place in Anderson in the shadows of snow-capped Mt. Shasta - beautiful drive -- and did the deed. I got a Nolting 24" with a 12 foot frame. WOW. It's so exciting!! Taking delivery this summer. I cannot wait to start quilting like a madwoman. . .