Saturday, May 24, 2014

What i did this saturday

i have been MIA for some time…i have just been working on pattern development rather then sewing…lucky for me in April EQ7 became available for us Mac users…i bought it and have been spending many hours learning how it works and working on patterns…i have been enjoying this work…although at times it has been frustrating for sure…i am not a computer nerd...

 this is the block i finished sewing on thursday from the pattern i made using EQ7
choose fabrics, figured out measurements and cut fabric for this block yesterday…sewed it together today
 completed this block today…love it…
going to design and complete enough to make up a baby quilt…should need 9 blocks as these are 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch squares…add sashing, borders and poof a baby quilt

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Friday, May 16, 2014

blogger's quilt festival

so it is time for the quilt festival once again…it is so much fun to see all the quilts people have slaved over for the last year or more… i am entering my quilt "twice in a blue lizard"…i enjoyed making this quilt…the whimsy and colour is so me…i love colour and lots of it...
 "twice in a blue lizard " is an original design of mine…as you can see it has 2 blue lizards
 some of the detail of the quilting in my quilt…i wanted lots of movement in the quilting…i choose to have curves in the borders…and i quilted wavy parallel lines surrounding the lizards to look like grass or water…to mimic nature.
all the circles in the sashing were made using Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles…the lizards were drawn free hand and applied using a fusible product...both the circles and the lizards were appliqu├ęd on their backgrounds using monopoly thread and a hem stitch
one of the 2 blue lizards on the quilt.
here this little purple lizard is partly camouflaged by the shadows of the spruce tree branches