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Friday, December 1, 2017

HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE...I WILL BE WORKING ON!

#1 VICTORIAN SUMMER
 #1 This is the Victorian Summer Quilt...always takes a while to complete.  I have to work in sections because of the hand work requires moving the pcs around a lot.  There will be more details later...this goes to the Cape Retreat in Feb....should get more done on this!




#2  This is the hand embroidery quilt....each block has been done...just echo quilting in all the spaces.  This is actually almost done.




#3 This is a 1000 pc kit that I purchased years ago...a lot has been done since the photo. When you buy a kit...the fabric colors are not always what you want...I THOUGHT about changing the colors...but QUICKLY dumped that idea once the numbers started rolling in.!  I had to put pieces in number sequences like 100-200 etc in baggies so the pieces could be found!






Years ago I had this brain storm to buy kits and try them out....#2 were stitchery blocks..#3 a kit.
The idea was to model different ways to get started with making quilts...the embroidery quilt is the first one...I have enough blocks to make a second quilt...the blocks are ALL done. #3 quilt came with the fabrics marked to be cut out and they all have numbers...the white muslin came marked and numbered...just follow the tree of life pattern. I KNOW...WHAT WAS I THINKING???....Just that "OH THIS WON'T TAKE LONG"..."EASY PEASY"....HA...and that is how they became a UFO!





#2 HAND EMBROIDERY QUILT



#3 1000 PCS APPLIQUE QUILT

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

DECISIONS....DECISIONS...WHICH FIVE UFO'S WILL I DO FIRST....

UFO STAGES ....ACCORDING TO RMB



1.  FABRIC/S CUT/NOT CUT  WAITING FOR FUTURE PLAN....INSPIRATION.."OH THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR"...


2. STARTED...RAN INTO A SNAFFOO...."FORGET ABOUT IT"


3.  IN PIECES OR BLOCKS WAITING TO SEW TOGETHER


4.  TOP DONE...."NOW WHAT SIZE???? BORDER" ??? MY FAVORITE STAGE


5.  EDGE OF QUILT LEFT TO DO AND BINDING...JUST OFF THE FRAME

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MORE WARM-UPS INCLUDING THE VICTORIAN SIDE OF THINGS!

BATIK FERN

VICTORIAN MEMORY QUILT

VICTORIAN FALL





 SAMPLES OF QUILTS USING DIFFERENT METHODS...BATIK FERN IS PRINTED USING STAMPS AND FABRIC PAINTS..THEN CUT UP INTO 5" SQUARES FOR THE X BLOCK METHOD.


VICTORIAN METHODS ALSO VARY...THE FIRST ONE IS RANDOM PIECING USING 16" SQUARES AND 9" CENTER PIECING.  ALL THE EMBELLISHMENT CAME FROM FAMILY WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY...ALL THE WOMEN LEFT THINGS LIKE HANDKERCHIEFS, NECKLACES, LACES, OLD QUILT MADE FROM CLOTHING, BUTTONS, TRIMS....IT IS AMAZING HOW SOON THINGS COLLECT AND THIS IS AN UPCYCLE IDEA!!


VICTORIAN FALL...A THEME IDEA USING A CENTER PIECING METHOD.  EMBELLISHMENT USING FABRIC LEAVES.
WOW VICTORIAN MACHINE COVER

EMBELLISHMENT...BUTTONS, BEADS, LACES, TRIMS, RIBBONS, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, EMBROIDERY THREADS, PRE-MADE MOTIFS , EMBROIDERY STITCHES , EMBROIDERY AND QUILT PATTERNS AND ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH IS TOOOO MUCH!
CORNER OF VICTORIAN SEWING COVER





CORNER OF VICTORIAN FALL




SNIPPET OF VICTORIAN SEWING COVER

THESE ARE DONE! I CALL THIS A WARM-UP FOR THE NEXT ROUND.

CHRISTMAS GEMSTONE MQ AND ECHO HQ

CHRISTMAS STAR MQ

FRIENDSHIP STAR SPARKLE HQ
 ALL OF THESE ARE DONE!  PIECED BY RMB AND MACHINE QUILTED BY JOANNE  LENDARO...OR HAND QUILTED...BY RMB
MOM'S CAT QUILT MQ

WYATT'S BASEBALL DAYS HQ

RM #1 PINWHEELS MQ

Sunday, November 26, 2017

LET THE UFO COUNTDOWN BEGIN!

EACH PIECE HAS BEEN NUMBERED....IT IS EASIER TO KEEP TRACK OF AND SHOWS A WORKING HISTORY.  THE QUILT TOPS WILL NOT FOLLOW ANY NUMBER ORDER...MORE LIKE WHAT IS THE EASIEST TO GET DONE.  SOME WILL BE HAND QUILTED AND THE OTHERS WILL BE MACHINE QUILTED.  I MAY ALSO TRY SOME ON MY OWN USING A REGULAR MACHINE.   We shall see!!  My hands and the small space at the machine plus a quilt is toooo small and really not that great for hands...I am thinking about lap size for starters.  The question is....WHICH ONE???  I will have two on going projects...the hand quilting ALMOST DONE PIECE and THE TOP that is missing boarders.  Pictures of before and after will follow...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

STUDIO 241...UFO'S

NOW THE FUN BEGINS....I will be working on UFO'S ...the quilt tops and pieces that have been posted in the past...now to complete each one.  It looks like a two year project...maybe 3YEARS!! 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE FABRIC DESIGN PIECES....USUALLY CUT INTO 5" SQUARES

ALWAYS A GOOD THING TO DO.....

JUST WHEN YOU THINK...

THIS FABRIC PRINT I MADE WILL NOT


WORK....THE 5" SQUARE STARTS TO LOOK LIKE SOMETHING YOU CAN WORK WITH!!