e enjte, 27 shtator 2007

Claudia's Iris Finally

I had to put this on hold for a while, but I got it wrapped up this week and took some photos. I am not happy with the pictures but since I am leaving on a jet plane in a few hours, I think they will have to do.

I enjoyed the challenge. Thanks Anne!.

e martë, 11 shtator 2007

Almost there!

I'm down to the last steps on this one. It's been a fun journey. I've worked on this one with almost no pre-plans, and I'm pleased with the result. Binding, a few sparkles for accent and I'll be ready!

e shtunë, 8 shtator 2007

Feeling the crunch as well!

I have begun and the image is very clear, but time may not be available I will have to see. I am going to finish this Iris and it may only be one in a series from blocks I am working with right now! Doing a few pentagon kaleidoscopes, my recent obsession and a couple fusible web grid blocks based on traditional iris' blocks, to achieve the great size I want. There will also be a bit of fused raw edge applique of iris images from another piece of fabric in my 'iris' collection!

I need to make a few hangings and get on with it. I have been collecting these fabrics for several years. Thinking traditional bed sized contemporary quilts when I bought the yardage! Way more coordinating fabric than was needed but now will have a much appreciated place in my general stash! Does anyone else save 'collections' of fabrics until they make 'something' with them? I like to.

Good luck to everyone! I will keep moving forward! My life may not allow enough time to complete but it will get finished! :)


I had every intention of completing this challenge---but where did the time go?
How many people are finished? Is there any way the deadline can be extended? Would it be possible to set up a regular yahoo email group?
If the date is still the 15th, I have to jump ship. School started this past Tuesday and I have a frighteningly hormonal teenaged daughter to deal with.
Lauren Fureymoore aka Love in a Mist

e enjte, 6 shtator 2007

Done!! 2 Echinacea Quilts!

Well, I finally got in the quilting groove, and ignored everything else Labor Day, and the days since. We had no plans, Monday, so my husband did yard work, and I hid in my studio and worked with my Echinaceas. My first idea of combining photos and sunprints didn't want to work, so I ended up making 2 at the same time. One using sunprints, and one with the photos. I had played with a layout for the photos, and decided to fill in with fused crazy patch which I have been using a lot this year (a great way to use up small bits and pieces). I will be posting the process for that on my blog, along with the steps to the finished products.

Here are the final results:

"Echinacea Collage" with a detail shot. The photos are edged with black and gold yarn couched around them. The crazy patch areas are quilted with a variegated thread with leaves and Echinacea flowers. The border fabric is one I painted last summer, and ended up perfectly matching the peachy orange flowers.
The size is 23"x26 1/2".

"Echinaceas and Butterflies" (20 1/2"x30 1/2") and it's detail shot. I cut apart echinacea flowers to do the sunprints of them with ferns. My first idea was to just have quilting with variegated tread in the crazy patch areas, but when I got it "done", it needed something. I then pulled out my butterfly cutouts, and added some that I overpainted with sparkle paint to soften the colors and coordinate with the sparkle in the fabric used in the sunprints and border. I had also originally planned to use a different thread for the quilting in the crazy patch areas, but it was too bright and had too much blue and green for this piece, I wanted more of the dusty purples, but didn't have that. I may have to tame my butterfly wings with a stitch or 2. Right now, they are only stitched on at the bodies, but the wings aren't behaving. I used a shimmery organza on the backs of them, if it showed some when they "flapped" but they have a mind of their own, so a stitch or so may help to keep them where I want them. Here is a link to my blog- it is the most recent post. Sue's Blog

e hënë, 3 shtator 2007


I don't know if I'm gonna make it, girls.
I had such high hopes for this one, too, but I'm drowning!

e enjte, 30 gusht 2007

Snapdragon challenge quilt

Ok I finished and posted a copy to the yahoo group but I think some people cannot access it so I am posting copies of it here as well. I think my overall pic is too dark (but my monitor is about 25 years old!!) My sister said she thought so until she clicked on it and then she said it looked fine. I have also added three closeup shots for the various parts near the top. So here goes . . .

e shtunë, 11 gusht 2007

ok, now wait a minute edited

I have now taken the test three times. 1st I was a daisy. Then I was a morning glory. And then the last time around and echinachia.

I am pretty sure that the answers were exactly the same the 2nd two times.

So now, I am going to guess I shall have to just come up with something like

I am my garden.

There are many interesting things in my garden. That is for sure.

e mërkurë, 25 korrik 2007

I am a Hydrangea!

Hi, I am Adri de Vries Tadema the Netherlands.

I came out of the quiz as a ....... Hydrangea!!!!
"You are just a little bit of a show off and like to prove just what you can do. Every time someone double-dog-dared you, you proved that not only could you do it, but you could do it with style."

And I was not that surprised... Hydrangea's have been leading in my art since I started embroidering.
I won an award with my freestanding vase with hydrangea's....The European Bernina embroiderer of the year 2006

I am just about to finish a quilt for another challenge... With a hydrangea...

Today it was the day I have started my piece for this challenge.
I have started painting,trying to depict a lilac hydrangea in my garden.
Don't know yet what will be the next step...
This is really fun!!!


my vase with hydrangea's all embroidered...