Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Another beautiful Applique

Currently working on this gorgeous applique by the talented Mary O'. Outlining and special fills going in!

2 Fabric Bargello

Recently I went with a group of fellow quilters to a weekend retreat where we sewed all day! This is one of the projects I worked on. This 2 fabric bargello was fun to do. The hardest part was the cutting . You need to label every strip so you can keep it in order. This pattern uses a gradated fabric and a focus print. I used Gelato gradations, but Caryl Bryer Fallert Gradations work beautifully too.

You sew the focus fabric and the gradated into a tube and then cut your strips.
strips cut and labeled

All strips sewn together

This is the focus fabric that I used. It's by Robert Kaufman and has this cool border on  one edge. I fussy cut it and added it to the black outer border.
The quilting design is Modern Eccentric done in a yellow/orange thread.
This was so much fun. I warn you it is addictive! I had to do another.

Another finish from the retreat was this jelly roll quilt.

Cool Waterdrop quilt pattern.
Now I have several bindings to do, plus, I am already thinking of another bargello quilt!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Recently On the Frame

I am off to a retreat to sew all day!!! Here are a couple recent finishes:
A beautiful applique by Mary H.  I used a new Omni color , Maple, and it was just perfect!
Henrietta Whiskers by Mary H

Vive La France by Pat P. This is quilted with Fleur de Lis motifs in red thread and an Eiffel tower border in black. Inner border is in French Blue . Omni and So Fine thread.

Okay, I have to gather up projects for my retreat. I think I can find a few UFO's ! LOL