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Friday, October 21, 2016

  Had to take a little time off from working on my quilts to get a three orders done for a couple of ladies . I'll be back to work on quilts today and for the next few days.
    I got an order for a set of my" Microwave Potholder  Bowls".
     One lady wanted some bowls done with Camo fabric. Id never used it before and I found out that at least in my area it is expensive.
   Everything was made with cotton fabric and batting.
   Here are a coupe of photos of the finished sets.
      I decided to add a small  applique of a forest dweller to each camo bowl.
      I used ceramic beads, cotton cord and pine branch to decorate the finished bowls.


       I also made a set of bowls for a baseball fan. She also wanted a small wall hanging made from the scraps  of the left over fabric.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

     I just finished cutting out the patterns for the center of the quilt I'm making. I also had a request for a mini wall hanging from some one who is a base ball fan.
     Here is my design.

    I'll have to glue all the pieces down and make sure they are aligned properly and then I will machine stitch all of the pieces of the design in place and put a bias cut border around the edge of the wall hanging.
                       These are some of the patterns for the center design of the quilt. I use freezer paper to make my patterns because I am able to iron them to my fabric so I can
mark the design on the fabric. I use Terial Magic, which is a wonderful product to stabilize my fabric. It helps keep the fabric stiff and helps me get a clean line when I mark the fabric before cutting out each pattern piece.

        I have also finished my black line drawing on clear cellophane of the center design. This helps me with placement of each piece of fabric. I lift the cellophane to place each piece of fabric . The next step is to chose the fabric for each part of the design.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

        The Garden Quilt con.
  Here are photos of the Lettuce, Onion , Carrots and Green Beans.
  Each part of the applique is a cotton fabric , fused to paper backed fusible web. I then fuse the pieces in place and finally add machine embroidery on the surface of each  . Some of the sections I painted using fabric paint. and the onion was made by layering fabric together.
       I will be doing some surface stitching on each block and then stitch all the blocks together . This border will be sewn onto the center design once I'm finished putting it together.