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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Purple and Green

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

Scrapbag Bargello

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

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

Broken Dishes

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

Starting out

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.