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!