Sunday, January 31, 2010
This is a queen size quilt that I made for my daughter. I got the idea from a book a long time ago. Here I go again, not remembering the author! I'll have to do some research and add the info later. It was interesting to make something with just purple and green, it ended up having a jungle look. I tried the same kind of thing again, using all reds and yellows, but that one isn't quilted yet.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I got the instructions for this Scrapbag Bargello from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site. Thank you, Bonnie Hunter for the free patterns, I really appreciate them! I used the most hideous fabrics in this quilt, it looked like a dog's breakfast before the strip sets were cut and staggered into the bargello pattern. It still looked questionable until it was all quilted. I used different fancy thread like Sulky Sliver and different colours of rayon thread for the quilting. The backing is a large piece of fabric that I found in a box of material that somebody donated to me.
I don't even know what kind of fabric it is, it was almost like curtain fabric. Anyway, it got used up.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Frank Kwiltaholyk was a life size man that I made quite a few years ago. He appeared at many quilt shows and would sit in a lawn chair outside on the front step on Halloween. Sadly, he made a trip to the landfill and never came back.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
This is one of my all time favorite traditional quilt patterns, "Broken Dishes". I've made two that I sold and am working on a variation of the pattern on a new one right now. I always regret selling a quilt because it's like getting rid of a part of myself. Usually it's poverty looming at my doorstep that forces me to make the decision to part with one of my "children".
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I'm starting a blog today, flying by the seat of my pants.
I thought of making my own, using Wordpress, but ended up just about ripping my hair out instead. So this method will work better for a computer illiterate like me.
I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. In the meantime, I work at an extremely ordinary job to make a living. In my spare time I like to make quilts and draw cartoons. Sometimes there'll end up being a cartoon quilt created. Anyway, my sewing and drawing keep me from tipping over the edge into insanity.
Here is a picture of a quilt that I made several years ago, the title is "Lactose Intolerant". It came about when I finally admitted that I couldn't handle dairy products anymore.
There is some interesting food themed fabric in it, I quilted around all the items that would contain milk. The bloated suns represent what I feel like after indulging in the wrong foods. One border has cats on it because they are also lactose intolerant. The stomach area is padded with extra batting for a more bloated look.