Monday, June 30, 2014

Borealis

I can post it, I can post it! This is my quilt for the Beatles Challenge. A group of 150 quilts were submitted, and will be displayed at several venues over the next year, beginning with the Houston International Quilt Show. This resulted in a book which will come out in September, entitled "Inspired by the Beatles" by Donna DeSoto. I am so excited!

My quilt illustrates the title "Only a Northern Song" , a little known song from the Yellow Submarine album. As soon as I saw the title, I knew the northern lights would somehow have to be there, and that led me naturally enough to a Norwegian fjord with a burning longship. Well, sort of naturally, anyway! I can hardly wait for the book to come out....it has a much better picture!

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Serging and Sewing and Software, Oh My!

Bernie Griffith of Bertina Studio came to The Quilters Studio and Friday was devoted to learning to use the serger to its fullest extent, and today was sewing and embroidering on the wonderful new Elna machines. Tomorrow will be the Artistic software class.

 

We held the embroidery class out in the main part of the store, and generated lots of interest. The Elnas are very quiet, and stitched beautifully.

Bernie not only does education, but digitizes fabulous embroidery patterns....the bugs and cats are cute, but the blackwork is to die for if you are an historical costumer like I am.

I have to say, I am loving this job!

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Newest quilt!

The colors are much brighter, the center squares are lime green.

And every center diamond has a different safari animal. This is a terrific pattern!

I also learned how to

A) reverse entry and exit sites for the quilt patterns,

B) resizing designs

C) combining designs to wrap around things.