Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fantastic Fusion and Flow

This is the quilt I started in Lisa Walton's Fantastic Fusion class.  It is 100" x 107" and is completely fused.  There is no sewing until you start the quilting.  This is the most intense quilting I have ever done.

Above is the 12" x 12" art quilt I have made with some of the offcuts from the original quilt.  I am calling this "Flow On From Symposium".  The topic is Flow.  We have our reveal for this round on Saturday.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Next two 12 x 12 quilts

We are now on to our fourth 12 x 12 topic - FLOW.  I am working on a fused piece using left over pieces from a quilt I started at symposium. 

We have had two other reveals since I last wrote about our group. 

VINTAGE - I did the following crazy patch mini quilt for that topic.

TEMPTATION - My piece for this topic is called "The Grass Is Always Greener"

This was made by sewing small scrap pieces of fabric together and has been hand quilted with a few beads added.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mason's Quilt

I am so slack at posting on my blog -it has been several months.  In that time I have completed several projects.

This quilt was finished today and it is for one of my grandsons.  I have a very similar matching one on the quilting frame at the moment -it is for Mason's younger brother Kobe. 

The sailing ships were won from block lotto many months ago.  I ended up with 36 blocks and have now used 24 of them.  The letters in the name and the wonky stars are pieced.  The other blocks with the whales, seahorses fish and starfish are all raw edge applique.  For the first time I actually appliqued these blocks with the sewing machine -much quicker than doing it by hand.

Since winning these blocks I have won twice more so still have at least two more "Block Lotto" quilts to make. 

This month for Block Lotto we are fusing batik flower to a low value background fabric. We will not be appliqueing these but leaving it for the recipients to decide which method they will use.

These are my first three blocks.  I can make up to nine blocks.

Two Years Of 12 x 12 Art Quilts

A group of local quilters has recently completed two years of making 12" x 12" art quilts -completing one every two months working...