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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Creations 2013!

Well I can now post some of the things I have made that went into the mail for Christmas to family and friends:



























Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Arizona Projects 5-10

I've been busy these past few days and had the embroidery up and running to make some wall-hangings for Christmas.  These are ready to go....

Angel done in silver metallic thread - all of the patterns were purchased at www.emblibrary.com and it turned out beautiful. I've added some closeups 
below




Close up of the corner and the ribbon

clloseup of Angel

Full View


Next up was the JOY.  I love the colors and am pleased with it.  It's ready to be wrapped and sent off to it's destination.  I added some lights, embroidery, free motion quilting and glitter around the borders.






I'll lump the remainder and post only the photos:

Prince of Peace 











 O Holy Night

 Spirit of Christmas


                             
 Alleluia Manger Scene              




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Arizona Project 4

Well, it's done - another little project that I had put away and finally got around to quilting....


All Things Christmas
Poinsetta Glittered
Bottom Right Closeup Quilted and Painted
Stockings Glittered

Santa - Merry Christmas to ALL!

Quilters Fun Stocking Exchange

Well the stockings are done.....here's what I sent to my partner Cindy:






 .........and when we returned from Tucson - here's what I had in the mail:




Thanks to the Quilting Gallery for hosting this exchange - It was fun!



Craft Site

Found this neat little site ...http://www.handimania.com/diy/tiny-bow.html


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cross Hatching - From Karen McTavish

Saw this link on Karen McTavish's FB page - what a GREAT example.  Thank you for posting Karen!

This is a PERFECT visual example how to quilt any type of crosshatching design out there continuously! 
http://i.imgur.com/GtvGdQ9.gif

Quilters' Fun - Stocking Exchange



How much fun - participating in a stocking swap organized by Michele from the Quilting Gallery - my partner is in Florida and my stockings and package are on their way!  Pics will follow when I know they have been received. It has been fun creating something for a new quilty friend!  you can link up to the Quilting Gallery here:  http://quiltinggallery.com

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy News

I received this yesterday in my inbox - how wonderful!

Hi Mary-Anne,

Congratulations, your quilt won last week's Show & Tell event.  Chelsey from the Fat Quarter Shop will be sending you information on how to use the $25 gift certificate in their online shop.

Cheers,
Michele
Logo: Quilting Gallery
http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/show-and-tell

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quilting Gallery - Show & Tell

Just entered my first quilt hanging in the weekly submission - here's the link for anyone that might be interested.  There are so many great submissions sent in I am hoping it is well received.  For this week's Show & Tell:



The theme is Remembering Veterans. This can be a quilt you've created in memory of a veteran or a quilt created for a veteran (such as Quilts of Valor).  Here's the link for those who may wish to submit.  What a GREAT site!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

ARIZONA PROJECT 3 - STARBURST

This is how it all began..... two pieces of fabric scraps turned into stars on white muslin.  I then added a whimsical ribbon and some stars in the center and quilted from there


Where it all began

Once that was completed I then embellished it with some decorative stitches.....

Embellished sitches


Next comes the hand painting.........
Hand Painted
Closeup of Hand Painting

AND Finally......the completed piece





Monday, November 4, 2013

Fabric Box Tutorial


Here's a neat link for a cute little Fabric Box tutorial that was posted on the Quilting Gallery site - just click on the link - looks like fun to make! Thanks to Seaside Stitches for making this tutorial available!

 http://www.seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/2013/03/fabric-box-tutorial.html?m=1

ART Quilts

Other projects competed for Cancer and gifts.....
Cancer Raffle Wallhanging

Angel Wallhanging for Kristy 
Coasters for Cancer- Silent Auction

Moonglow - for Trina
Sunburst - Gisela's Gift

Nature's Glory

Quilt for Cancer 2013

In between completing Jeremy's quilt, our family wedding and a number of visitors during the summer months, I also found some time to create a Quilt for Cancer - Named this one "Hearts of Hope"




Let It Snow!!!


Completed the first of several projects I brought to Arizona with me.  It's 90 degrees out and my first project was to teach myself to paper piece and completed a few paper piecing projects I had purchased a few years ago.  This one titled Let It Snow - a pattern I purchased in Alberta.  It was embellished with decorative patterns, Art Glitter - faux snow and white glitter, hand painted snowflakes, and red sari yarn.



Embellished with Faux Snow
Top Hand Painted Snowflakes
Scarf with Red Sari Yarn
Ready to Hang

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Summer Projects

Along with the completed Fall Mug Rugs I've completed a number of other projects over the summer.  Jeremy's quilt is finally put together and it was quite the project.  Following CRAFTY's Block of the Month and quilting in free motion with Leah Day was quite the project as I increased the number of blocks and made a few of my own.  It ended up as a Queen Size Quilt as you go project and I am so glad it is done.  I began the blocks in Arizona in 2012 and completed it the night before we left for Arizona in 2013. I am sure hoping he loves it.  It was his birthday gift but the quilting was put on the back burner until after our family wedding.  
Right Side

Front View
Bottom Right 

Bottom Left