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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Folded Star

So many are looking for this pattern and it is on one of my favorite sites:  Moda Bakeshop

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/09/fancy-folded-star-pot-holder.html

Check it out - you surely won't be disapointed!

Christmas Projects in Arizona

Well I've been busy since leaving home.  Decided to make some special things for friends and family.  Here's a quick look:

Toile Snowman
  It turned out magnificent and I hope my family loves it as much as I enjoyed making it.  It will be a surprise when they receive it in the mail.
NOEL

Made this one as a Christmas Aniversary gift.  Photo was taken after it was wrapped in the cellophane bag so you can't see the beuaty and simplicity of it - but it turned out simply lovely.



Single Quiltette Ready to mail

 






Variety of Quiltettes - Thank you to patinsuffolkuk - on my craftsy site for the ideas and inspiration!





Believe - Rudolph

Believe - Rudolph ......was made as the front. On the back was the letter from Santa to the kids.  Sent in the mail so that they would receive it on Christmas Eve



Letter on the back from Santa



This one - Believe Santa was made for a special little boy who will also receive it on Christmas Eve!



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Arizona Quilt Projects


This is my Christmas Angel surrounded by animals.  She is embroidered and I decided to finish the back of the hanging with the free motion trees......she should be done soon.

My Christmas Toile quilt.  Photo is a bit blurry but it's a work in progress. 
Little Manger scene wallhanging - embroidered, still to be quilted and become a pretty little wallhanging.  I think I'll hang this one in my window for Christmas.

Fire Fairy - Almost Done!


Brought the Fire Fairy thread painting down to Arizona - she is almost finished.....here's her photo - All I need to do now is embellish her dress and belt and a few other places with Crystals. The first photo is the Fire Fairy sketch - stitched out in black thread  - ready to color.  The bottom photo is her waiting for the finishing touches....She is the first in a series of four.  Fire, Earth, Air and Water.  The photos were taken from a book I purchased called Enchanting Fairies - How to Paint Charming Fairies and Flowers by Barbara Lanza.  I emailed the author and received her permission to blow them up, and thread paint them.  I will email her the finished quilt art. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Faith - the Back - Cancer Fundraiser

Well - here's the back of the wallhanging I made for the Think Pink Cancer Silent Auction.  I'm pretty happy with the way this little hanging turned out.

Think Pink Silent Auction

Well I've been busy - finally got done the little wallhanging for the Think Pink Silent Auction.  Here's the photo.  Tried to upload the back where I have a listing of all the various ribbons but for some reason the computer didn't cooperate.  Most likely operator error.  I'll try another day. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I LOVE UFO Sundays

I love UFO Sundays with Leah Day - here is a link to her site.  Unfortunately - having just had surgery - today won't be a quilting day but a day to catch up on some craftsy quilt courses while I relax for the next few days.  In the meantime - enjoy the link to Leah's site.

http://www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/p/ufo-sunday.html"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Past Projects

Well I guess it's time to upload some of my previous projects - This one is titled Three Sisters - the three mountains in Canmore, Alberta - I quilted it as a wedding gift for my Brother and Sister-in-law. Using Leah Day's expertise - I purchased the Supreme Glider and practiced one of her free motion styles and it turned out great.   I have also embellished it with tyvek, paint and a few fabric embellishments.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hooray - they're finally done!

Two good things happened today - The final UFE Exam (Chartered Accountant) was written by Kristy - our daughter - AND - I managed to get all the bookmarks completed.  Stay tuned for the photos! And here they are....Each one was quilted and embellished in the color of the sign and measure approx 3.5 wide by 8 inches long depending on the sign. 


 









Sunday, September 9, 2012

Astrological Quilted Bookmarks


The first 3 in a series of embroidered bookmarks I have created using a variety of quilting, painting  and embellishments. Each one is embellished and quilted in the colours of the sign.  The binding is a rattail binding taught on craftsy.com - by Carol Ann Waugh.

Fairy In the Garden - She's Finally Complete


I have been working on this wallhanging for well over a year now - finally got her done. She will be a welcomed addition to hang over our piano.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Birth of the Blog!

Welcome to my journey and another new adventure.  Hopefully in the coming days I can post some of my quilted xpressions to share which will allow me to gather everything in one location.